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.
Read on to learn more about the who, what, how, why, and -
What are the benefits of mastermind groups?
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.
Plantdreams mastermind groups screenshot:
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.
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!
To your success and happiness,
Joe 'Omni' Kneeland
Founder and Webmaster of the Plantdreams project
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Goal setting is powerful. It gives us a map, so that we know what steps to take to get where we want to go. And most journeys are not executed in solitude. Some goals are very personal (like having a more loving love life) and these we would only want to share with the appropriate people (our partner and/or therapist) but most of our desires in life are much more likely to unfold if we let our goal setting tap the power of mastermind group intelligence.
Mastermind groups were made popular by the classis book "Think and Grow Rich" by Napolian Hill, but the idea spans infinitly far beyond the quest for earning riches. Mastermind groups help solve major world issues (read: Think Tank), they help students study together, communities improve their situation together, and countless other causes. A mastermind group harnesses the power of group intelligence (a miracle in itself) and Napolian Hill defines a mastermind group as a "Coordination of knowledge and effort, in a spirit of harmony, between two or more people, for the attainment of a definite purpose." But we don't necessarily need to get formal about it.
Whenever you're sitting around, having coffee perhaps, with your family or friends discussing some aim that one of you has (or perhaps it's a shared aim) the brainstorming and cooperative problem solving are the fruits of the mastermind principle.
Sharing our goals with each other opens up new possibilities. Someone might suggest we call a certain expert to get help with our project. We might be given feedback to help us more clearly define or revise our goals. My mother and certain friends are impeccable at encouraging me to pursue what I'm passionate about, and those conversations are a direct result of having 'public' goal setting.
If we know where you're headed, we can do our best to help you get there.
Here's an excellent article from goalguru.com, about why you should share your goals and with whom. Read it!