I’ll give it one month, maybe two, then decide if this is for me, I thought in the fall of 2016.
A new friend, Jill, said something along the lines of, “You, two other women I know and myself have a lot in common. We do different work but have similar entrepreneurial spirits.”
Did I need or want one more thing to juggle on my calendar? Nope! Yet she captured my interest, so I went.
There are four of us. Our rules are simple:
- We meet once per month for an hour and give grace to plan occasional 5-6 week stretches during busy times of the year.
- One person is on the “hot seat” per Mastermind meeting. That person brings any topic or project they wish to discuss. The hot seat person opens the discussion. Once their introduction is complete, then the other three brainstorm ideas, ways to help, suggest people to connect with, and more.
- We pick the next date to meet and rotate the hot seat person.
We enjoy the simplicity, the safe space, and the shared wisdom from a variety of business and educational experiences. Over time precious friendships have formed or strengthened.
Mastermind groups can begin with people you know or don’t know. There are resources online or you can build one as you desire.
I adore the ladies in our group. I appreciate the way we help one another expand our thinking and encourage one another’s growth. My two-month trial turned into multiple years and is going strong.
Would a Masterminds group be helpful to you in the new year?