You’ve heard the phrase likely countless times – you’re the average of the five people you hang out with the most. Are you happy with that average?
If you want to raise that average, I’m not suggesting you dump everyone in your life and start over. What I do want you to consider is how you’re spending time with those you’re most closely connected to, as well as who you’re spending your valuable time with.
Let’s address the more uncomfortable reality first. If the people you’re spending the bulk of your time with are less than positive, ask for what you want. Change the dynamic of your interactions. Offer the positive view on whatever their negative perceptions might be. Suggest different activities with them that allow for positive interaction. And if need be, limit the amount of time you’re spending with them if you can!
There is most assuredly an opportunity for you to proactively engage with a Mastermind. Napoleon Hill, in his timeless classic, Think and Grow Rich, devotes an entire chapter to the power of having a Mastermind group. He defines the Mastermind as:
“Coordination of knowledge and effort, in a spirit of harmony,
between two or more people,
for the attainment of a definite purpose.”
There are two immense benefits stated by Hill in relation to a Mastermind.
The first is economic. You stand to benefit financially from having a group of others intently focused on how to solve your specific problems and keep you moving forward.
The second is psychic. There’s an energy, a synergy, that develops almost as its own identity as a byproduct of all these great minds working together. And it’s an energy you can continue to tap into and benefit from holistically, not just financially.
As our world becomes even more virtual – whether driven by global crises like COVID-19 or simply by advancing technology – Masterminds are becoming essential to a business professional’s ongoing success and growth.
If the concept of a Mastermind appeals to you, ask yourself these questions:
- WHO would I love to be Masterminding with?
- WHAT would be the purpose of our meeting?
You may already have particular people you’re thinking of to form a Mastermind with. You can take the initiative to reach out and coordinate a regular meeting time and mechanism to meet. We have a covenant we created for our coaching clients that you can access here.
Or, if you’re not sure where to start, we can help. We build Mastermind groups based on everything from similar business niches to team sizes to income levels – these commonalities typically lead to great clarity of purpose. Then we facilitate their monthly discussions and keep them connected in between through private Facebook groups.
If you’d like to invest in yourself by joining one of our Masterminds, click here to schedule a quick strategy session. We’ll identify a group that’s a good fit for you and keep you moving forward!