Tuesday, 29 September 2015 17:49

To find a mastermind group you should first consider what type of group would be a good fit for you. But also think about how you can be a good fit for the group, because the reason you want to find a mastermind group is not only that it will be good for you and your goals, but also so you can empower others to attain their goals. The mastermind group effect is when all participating parties are bouncing ideas off each other, brainstorming, and all contributing feedback and tips and suggesting resources or references, it is a snowball effect of each member contributing to the goals of each other.

If you want to know how to find a mastermind group, you can start with meetups in your particular interests or niche. Meetup.com is a great resource for finding such events, and you can find a mastermind group in the people you meet there. You don't want to find a mastermind group with anyone that will be your competition. For instance if you sell potatoes on main street in Middletown, you wouldn't want to share your business ideas with another person who also sells potatoes on main street in Middletown. But, you could find a mastermind group of produce sellers, or find a mastermind group of main street merchants. That other person who is your direct competition would only be a good mastermind alliance if he or she were to partner up with you and sell potatoes together, or strategically on different locations. Then you could talk potatoes.

You can invite others to join your mastermind group after you have built some rapport. Or you might just send out a million invites to a mailing list and then consider all applicants until you find a mastermind group member list that is hand picked from interested parties.

You can meet potential members at:

  • Parties
  • Product launches
  • Community events
  • Church
  • Seminars
  • Book Releases
  • Workshops
  • Facebook
  • Twitter
  • Online forums
  • Via associates
  • Or an add in the local paper!

- "Seeking to find a mastermind group of like minded individuals who are motivated and actively creating social change. Call 800-123-1234" -

There may already be mastermind groups meeting monthly in your town or city. You can also have virtual meetings with any conference calling software or even just on the phone. You don't have to find a mastermind group that is within driving distance to you. You can find your members and invite them onto plantdreams.org for keeping contact and mutual support going between meetings. You can share your goals and habits and projects for your mastermind group to really know what you're up to so they can provide encouragement, advice, essential knowledge that you may not have, or even contribute some other way.

Take initiative to find a mastermind group. Bring together people you already have relationships with, think of your online network and your professional and personal networks, think of who you know that might want to meet monthly or even weekly to have fun and discuss the goals and endeavors of each member in the mastermind group. Once you find your mastermind group you'll flourish and thrive with the goal setting and brainstorming support of your peers.

Thursday, 27 March 2014 14:42

Mastermind Groups are similar to one on one mentoring, but instead of one it's a Group.

Doing this intentionally, with a method and strategy, we can gain tremendous leverage in any endeavor.

(Plantdreams lets you create a mastermind group or join an existing mastermind group)

Read on to learn more about the who, what, how, why, and -

What are the benefits of mastermind groups?

  • Brainstorm
  • Problem Solve
  • Fresh Perspectives
  • Encouragement
  • Motivation
  • Friendships
  • Networking
  • Resources
  • Experience

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Mastermind Groups are essentially a way of bartering for a dedicated board of advisors.

You advise everyone in the mastermind group.  Everyone in the mastermind group advises you.

Many business owners, entrepreneurs, teachers, politicians, scientists, writers, musicians, etc

use the mastermnd strategies by gathering at a round table every other week with their peers.

Or however often.  In todays modern world, conference calls and skype have become popular means.

This from Forbes: 7 Reasons To Join A Mastermind Group (business mastermind action)

This from Lifehack: How To Start and Run a Mastermind Group (links open in new tab)

Plantdreams is here to allow you to connect with your mastermind group conveniently between meetings,

and to keep up on each others progress.  You see, your peers need to know what you're up to in order to help.

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Meeting with your mastermind in person is not required, even meeting via phone or skype is not required.

But it'll probably give you more benefits. A forum online is a type of mastermind group, and so is plantdreams.

Your progress oriented profile (i.e.- plantdreams.org/joseph) shows your goals, habits, and projects.

Habits are uber important as recent studies have shown that success habits are essential to realizing our dreams.

profile

 

Building your Mastermind:

Once your profile is setup, your goals and projects are there, it's time to assemble the team.

You may wish to invite some of our amazing members or even reach out to those in our coaches directory.

But one goal of Plantdreams is to make it easy to build your mastermind group by inviting your select people.

Let me know if you have any questions, suggestions, problems, solutions, ideas, proposals, or anything to say!

Looking forward to hearing from you via either the forum or my mastermind group profile wall or messages :)

To your success and happiness,

Joe 'Omni' Kneeland

Founder and Webmaster of the Plantdreams project

P.S. - You can have a progress oriented profile in just seconds.
Login using your linkedin, facebook, or gmail account!
Click login or register above to get things done.

 

Wednesday, 19 March 2014 00:18

Inspiration comes and we're so full of ideas. The possibilites keep flooding our mind, swirling around like an infinite menu of futures. The energy builds and builds, then either moves on and dissapates, or becomes so intense that a stroke of 'eureka' like lightning flashes in front our eyes and raises the hairs on the back of our neck. Poof! We've got a vision. We break our vision into a series of goals. We set our intentions and connect to the material plane because the electricity was built up enough to seek grounding. Let's meditate on this for a moment..

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(Image thanks to PublicDomainPictures)

Even as the lightning needs to ground, so too does the plant need to grow with solid rooting.

Lightning and roots look strikingly similar.

The grounding that takes place in nature is essential to hold it together. Same is true for our life, to our nature.

In order to create our life design, we need to have an outlet to ground our visions into reality. To 'plant our dreams'. It has long been known that writing down the goals we set helps insure that we'll remember them, stick to them, and contemplate choices in light of them. Sharing our goals helps us ground even more, because the roots are reaching out and holding onto the solid ground of the individuals that are like rocks in our life- they give our goals something solid to stabalize and integrate with.

There are more than enough goal setting tools available online. There are apps. There are paper workbooks. Plantdreams is not just about goal setting. It's about grounding. It's about connecting to the resources you need to grow those goals with solid reinforcement from each other, from those who specialize in 'being the rock', and it's about unfolding and holding it together as a destiny oriented community.