Belonging to a Mastermind Group

Here in Los Angeles, we’re lucky enough to experience beautiful weather all year round. So when Roslyn and I made the decision to sign up for a Dan Kennedy mastermind group in Cleveland, Ohio this past February, we were thinking more about the below-freezing temperatures than anything else. In the end, we decided that a few days of winter probably wouldn’t kill us, so we hopped a plane and headed east! The man who took our luggage joked that we must live in Ohio—because why would we leave sunny and 80 degrees for the subzero temperatures of Cleveland? We shed a metaphorical tear as the plane took off, leaving the sunshine behind. We had no idea we were in for one of the best weekends, despite the cold.

The mastermind group was a small gathering of about 15 people from all across the country, and each person represented a totally different industry. For the past year-and-a-half, Roslyn and I have been attending a variety of seminars and conferences with people in different businesses and have not only learned so much, but have also made some great connections. This was a new group of people we hadn’t met, but I welcomed their outside perspective and ultimately walked away with more than a handful of new ideas to implement.

It was inspiring to get out of the office, our normal routine, and our day-to-day schedules. On top of that, we were able to truly “unplug” and focus on the task at hand, working “on” and improving our business. As a group, we were able to experience 360-degree feedback. Not only could we offer up our own contributions and ideas to the group, but the others were helpful when it came to pointing out our blind spots and giving us ideas, resources, and tools that were useful.

I’ll admit, it was a little daunting walking into this mastermind group for the first time. I was feeling a lot like a little fish in a big pond. But I quickly realized that you don’t have to be a big fish or a big player in order to get all the benefits of joining a mastermind group. It doesn’t matter how big or small your business is—even the most successful people still have some kinks to work out.

By the end of the weekend, we were rejuvenated and eager to get back home (and back to sunny skies) to start working through our new ideas. One of those ideas Roslyn and I really loved was the idea of hosting a coaching retreat for our members. We also liked the idea of putting together a higher level of membership and coaching for those who are looking and asking for more training and resources. My goal and mission is to provide you with the knowledge and resources you need for your business so you can be successful!  Stay tuned for more updates!

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