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Why Join A Mastermind Group? Many Minds, Much Knowledge, Multiple Successes!

Jan 27, 2008
Do you have a roadmap to success? Are there any curves or bends you are not sure how to navigate? Have you considered joining or forming a mastermind group? Napolean Hill author of Think and Grow Rich wrote, "No two minds ever come together without thereby creating a third, invisible intangible force, which may be likened to a third mind."

Some of the benefits of joining a group are:

~~Peer to peer network of individuals to brainstorm for advice and ideas
~~Set goals and create plans
~~Accountability from your network of peers
~~Articles and resources for greater success in business
~~Network with others of like-mindedness

Mastermind groups can be started around any type of group. The goals for the group are fairly common but normally set by the facilitator or agreed upon when formed. All the groups I belong are coming together to give and receive information from the others in the group.

I presently belong to a coaches mastermind group. My first meeting I attended I did not understand the format and did not participate to the fullest. One thing I learned though was that each person at the table had some of the same issues I did and were there to gain from experiences from others. We are not there to gain business from each other; it is all about the learning experience. Referrals may happen between some of the people who are attending, but that is not the focus of this group.

Last fall I had breakfast with a friend of mine. She is a small business owner who is struggling to find ways to market her business. She suggested we find others who were having the same problem and start a roundtable group. At the time I agreed but was in the midst of the holidays. Today I emailed her and wrote, "Let's get started!" I believe in the power of a mastermind group and bringing multiple minds together to plan for greater things to happen.

I am now facilitating a mastermind group of small business owners local to our area. When first coming in the room some of the people are apprehensive and do not understand the concept or what it is about. After we had our introductions and I explained how it worked, we started tackling one of our first business problems and it opened the floodgate for everyone to relax and become a part of it. The group was started and we are launched.

I am sure as we progress there will be modifications along the way, but the greatest success will come from those who attend and participate. Membership is not for everyone. You have to be serious about building your business and be willing to share with and learn from other business owners.

Why not try a group yourself. There are several online and perhaps there are probably some local to your area also. Check with your local Chamber of Commerce. Some offer them as a benefit to their members. Learn from the experience of others and succeed in business.
About the Author
Carole DeJarnatt is the President of Alliance Advisors, Inc., a business advisory and coaching firm. She also facilitates Alliance Success Group, a mastermind group. For more information, visit A Success Group .
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