One of the best things I've ever done for my business was to create my own Mastermind Group. If you have not yet heard the term "Mastermind," then you may have been offline for the past year. Mastermind groups are popping up all over Facebook, as live events in big and small cities, and even in your own neighborhood.
Success Alliance defines a Mastermind Group as, "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."
In the Fall of 2013 I decided that I needed to belong to a Mastermind Group in order to "freshen" up my business. I was feeling like I was stagnant and I could benefit from hearing new ideas and be inspired by seeing other business owners who were growing their businesses.
There were no Mastermind Groups in my area so I started my own (how I did it is posted below). I can confidently say that I would not be where I am today with out the group. There are a total of 6 of us in the group, all women and all with very different businesses. We are, however, all self-employed full time (no one has a "real" job) and we all have children (so the struggles to run a business and raise children exist for us all). I look forward to the meetings every month as they serve as a burst of inspiration for me!
Ready to start your own group (or find one that already exists)? Here's what I did:
What a Meeting Can Look Like:
If you have any questions about how to start a MASTERMIND group ASK below by commenting. I'd love to help you out anyway I can.
I'm Laura Occhipinti, your go-to social media manager and business strategist.