Recently one of my Mastermind Members inspired me with this quote. It touched her heart, it touched mine, and it touched the hearts of our entire group. And that seems to happen a lot in our group. You see, there is a magic that happens in a group like Mastermind…I call it “Mastermind Mojo”. And that mojo is the exponential effect of having many great minds, hearts, and souls come together to dream bigger, live larger, love stronger, leap higher, and hold out the safety net for each other when we stumble and fall.
It is like nothing I have ever witnessed but I think it is the epitome of this other great quote I have heard for years but didn’t fully understand until now.
In his groundbreaking book Think and Grow Rich, Napoleon Hill spoke of the concept of a Mastermind Group by saying this…
“No two minds ever come together without thereby creating a third invisible intangible force, which may be likened to a third mind [the master mind].
And if you’ve read Think and Grow Rich like I have, you know what a genius Napoleon Hill really was! Consequently, most of my Mentors, Gurus, and Inspirational speakers who were inspired by Hill, run their own Mastermind Programs or have in the past including Tony Robbins, Brian Tracy, Ali Brown, and Lisa Sasevich just to name a few.
According to The Success Alliance, the Definition and Purpose of a Mastermind Group is this:
“Mastermind groups offer a combination of brainstorming, education, peer accountability and support in a group setting to sharpen your business and personal skills. A mastermind group helps you and your mastermind group members achieve success.
Participants challenge each other to set important goals, and more importantly, to accomplish them. The group requires commitment, confidentiality, willingness to be creative and brainstorm ideas/solutions, and support each other with total honesty, respect and compassion. Mastermind group members act as catalysts for growth, devil’s advocates and supportive colleagues. This is the essence and value of mastermind groups.”
Last year, you may remember my post on selecting a coach. And my tips are still on the mark whether you want to work with me, or a local coach or someone virtually. The key is just finding one and taking the leap.
My Mastermind program is the best of both worlds, Mastermind and Coaching or Mentoring. So you get the benefit of leadership, tips, tools and support from my team and me and you get the bonus of brainstorming, sharing, supporting, and loving the other members in the Mastermind group, which is one of the REAL values!! Long after you have worked with me, those relationships will still be in your life. It is bonding like none you have ever seen!
Recently one of my Mastermind Members asked me why we don’t promote Mastermind more on my blog or at the very least share all the amazing successes people are having and how we come together and lift each other up. Well that’s a good question and one I didn’t really have an answer for.
And I have to tell you…my consulting work, particularly my Mastermind Group, has become especially inspiring to me. I have been mentioning lately that I am working in my dream job. But it’s even bigger than that!
I feel like I have found my true purpose in life. And believe me nothing feels better than that! Isn’t that what we are all searching for in life…the answer to what our purpose is?
But with finding your purpose comes loads of responsibility. I now know why I am here on Earth and the obligation I have to use my talents, my gifts, and my knowledge to serve others. My parents and my church always told me to serve others…now I really know what that means for me. And what an honor it is!
But it’s not all responsibility…there is also a TON of reward. And I am so excited about the work we are doing with Designers and Creatives from around the country and the results they are getting that I just can’t wait another minute to tell you (and show you) through our new Mastermind Video Brochure. Talk about a reward!!!
You see..It’s like hitting your sweet spot. You know that feeling of a job done well? You know what it felt like when you aced a test in school? Or when you nail a presentation to a client? Or when you have your house exquisitely cleaned or a beautiful and tasty meal on the table? Well I am so honored to be working with many amazing women in my Mastermind group that are totally knocking it out of the park and that heart-warming, awe-inspiring, satisfying feeling is the one I get every time one of them have a success or a break-through. I have to tell you, I have never felt so fulfilled…not even when building my own business.
They say it is better to give than to receive and I am evidence that the saying is true!
I can only equate it to the way that you feel as a mom when something great happens to your child. It makes you so much happier than if the great thing had happened to you! So on a daily basis, one of my Mastermind Members fills me with joy, just like a proud Mama, at what they are doing, where they are heading, the leaps they are taking, and the courage they are showing!
So without further adieu…Here is our brand new, “hot off the presses” Mastermind Video Brochure for 2013.
And if you are thinking about joining us in Mastermind this year, here are the monthly telecall topics for all next year. I think you might find them super-inspiring as well. And know that each of these will have a self-care slant to them, because if you read my post yesterday, you know Self-care=confidence and we want you to have to confidence to make the most of these calls…
January: Scheduling for Success: Keeping “The Best,” Cutting “The Rest”
February: Inspired Networking: Forging Authentic and Lasting Relationships in Your Professional Life
March: Does Your Personal Image Support Your Professional Goals? How to Integrate Your Self-Presentation With Your Brand
April: Skill Boosters: Elevate Your Designs to Create a Product with Unquestionable Value
May: The Big Reveal: Strategies for Re-Launching Your Brand and Introducing the NEW You
June: Concise and Confident: Creating a One-Minute Pitch that SELLS!
July: Realign With Your Passion and Re-inspire Your Work!
August: Align Your Key Players to Live Your Dream Job NOW
September: Tobi’s Top 10 Obstacles to Profit (and how to OVERCOME them!)
October: Finish Strong OR Get Back in the Game: Tobi’s Tips to Flourishing in the 4th Quarter!
November: How to Embrace GIVING and Invite ABUNDANCE in Your Business
December: Get Out That Horn! Celebrate Your Successes and Show Gratitude for YOU
If you want to know even more about Mastermind, I am having another Free Telecall to tell you all about Mastermind 2013 that will answer all your questions and concerns.
Join me Monday, January 7, 2013 to get all your questions about Mastermind answered!
To register for this totally FREE call, go here and sign up and you’ll receive an email with the call in details.
Or if you want to talk to some of our current members about their coaching/mentoring/mastermind experience with us, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org and we will connect you with one of those members.
As you move into 2013 if you want BIG results, I highly advocate hiring a coach or joining a Mastermind Group or BOTH! Whether it’s me or another coach, working with a good one is worth it’s weight in gold! I’ve had several that have helped me grow my business and my life to where I am today. I can assure you I wouldn’t be here without them. And I wish the same for you in 2013!
Here’s to your most profitable and peaceful year yet! xo,
P.S. Meet me back here tomorrow for my annual Year in Review. And then Tuesday for the beginning of a month long Goals, Resolutions, and Dreams kick-off! Happy New Year!