5 Reasons To Join A Mastermind Group
It is lonely being at the top as a manager!
Whether you were promoted to managing a team you once were a part of — or leading in a smaller organization, there aren’t always people around to confide in.
Enter the mastermind. This is a group of professionals who are in a similar position as you. They might be in a different industry and organization, but they are still learning to lead people AND balance their other work responsibilities.
This can be incredibly challenging to tackle on your own!
Joining a mastermind gives you an instant support network. You will be able to ask questions when you are stuck, and share what you’ve learned (sometimes the hard way) with others.
It’s a place to affirm what you’re going through – and give you the positive energy and the tools to keep moving you and your team forward.
I’ve been a part of 3 masterminds – each have been different, but have left a lasting impact on me personally and professionally.
Need more convincing? Here are 5 Reasons to Join a Mastermind:
Reason 1: Confirm spectacularly GOOD ideas that you might not have had the confidence to pursue.
Sometimes you have good, no, GREAT ideas….but YOU don’t think they’re really all that wonderful. A mastermind is full of people who will affirm that you 1) are on the right track and 2) have the right instincts to be successful.
And, because people in the mastermind group aren’t a part of your organization, you don’t have to worry about looking silly. You can just be yourself.
Reason 2: Warn you of spectacularly BAD ideas that you might be about to make.
Mastermind groups are also awesome for the exact opposite reason as #1: masterminds help stop you from making potentially bad decisions.
This group consists of trusted people in your corner and who want what’s best for you. They aren’t, however, also worried about their own careers or the impact of a decision in the same way that someone inside your organization might be.
Mastermind members can be potentially more open and honest because you see them twice a week and not every day.
Reason 3: Learn from others.
Sometimes, you might not be able to pinpoint the problem on your team, but you know something isn’t quite right.
Listening and talking with other people outside your organization, who have different life experiences, might really help.
In listening to others, you might hear a similar situation to your own. And as the group is analyzing and helping the other person through their challenge, you might gain some really valuable insights into your own situation. Or a situation that comes up the week after your group conversation.
Here’s the catch: it might have taken you weeks-or-months longer to pinpoint the root cause if you were trying to figure it out on your own.
Think about how many hours you might have wasted? Energy that evaporated? – had you not had the opportunity to listen and learn from others.
Reason 4: There is real joy in sharing your experiences.
None of us can know or experience everything. Talking about your experiences helps YOU process what has happened — good or bad — but also let’s other people learn from your mistakes and challenges.
For example, “have you thought about how this team member might feel?” or “I tried something similar once, and it REALLY did not go as planned. Let me tell you about it….”.
In the mastermind groups that I’ve been a part of, I’ve shared what I learned — sometimes so painfully — but it helps both ME and OTHERS when I talk about it.
Reason 5: Find a community – people who see you at your best and your worst — and everything in between, but still like you anyway.
Mastermind groups are a way to mark your own personal growth – and support others at the same time. It’s kind of a magical experience.
When I was teaching college students, the end of the semester was the hardest part because the community that formed also ended. By the end of the semester, a class had a sense of comradery. We’d seen each other on good days and bad. We appreciated the connections that had formed…and the stark contrast between the first day of class when no one made eye contact, let alone talked, to the last day when I’d have to yell to get everyone to quiet down.
People know each other well enough to joke around a bit and reference challenges with love and humor.
In short, one of the best environments to grow in. A mastermind group is a place where that kind of community can not only form, but stays alive and moving.
I know that it sounds too good to be true, but this kind of a community does exist. And you’re right: it sounds amazing because it is.
What’s even better? We’re starting our own mastermind community in April 2021! Click here and get on our mailing list. We’ll let you know when it’s time to register and make sure that you get the enthusiastic-participant discount!
If you’ve got questions or want to know if this is the right fit for you, holler and let’s jump on a 30-minute call to chat.
Are you ready to put an end to feeling like you’re wandering around a forest all by yourself? Let’s get to work! I hope you’ll join us – it’s going to be an amazing adventure. 😀