Here is a picture of me masterminding with Justin from Krane Financial Solutions :) Are you masterminding? According to the Webster dictionary, a mastermind is a person who supplies the directing or creative intelligence for a project.
From a business standpoint, a mastermind occurs when you get 2 or more people to put their heads together to focus on someone’s project at hand. I am a firm believer that two heads are always better than one. When you are masterminding, there is synergy of energy, commitment and excitement that participants bring to a mastermind group. Every participant help raise the bar by challenging each other to create and implement goals, brainstorm ideas and support each other.
The concept of the mastermind group was formally introduced by Napoleon Hill in the 1900s. In his timeless classic, “Think and Grow Rich” he wrote about the mastermind principle as:
“The coordination of knowledge and effort of two or more people, who work toward a definite purpose, in the spirit of harmony.”
“No two minds ever come together without thereby creating a third, invisible intangible force, which may be likened to a third mind.”
As an entrepreneur, you need to be masterminding with others to give you feedback, help you brainstorm new opportunities and set up accountability structures that keep you focused and on track. You will have a community of supportive colleagues who will brainstorm on your behalf – it will be like having your own board of advisers!
If you can put together your dream team of advisers, what would that look like? What would you like to get from the group? I would love to hear your comments here.
When you can put yourself out there with other like-minded entrepreneurs thinking on your behalf, something magical can happen!
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