Tuesday, 29 September 2015 17:49

How to find a mastermind group

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.

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Thursday, 27 March 2014 14:42

Mastermind Groups

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

collaboration

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:mastermind groups

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.

 

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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!

 

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