Updated: Apr 2, 2020
It surprises me, but I hear it a lot. “Umm, what’s a mastermind?” Check out Napoleon Hills's book, “Think and Grow Rich” - Chapter 10.
“No two minds ever come together without thereby creating a third, invisible, intangible force which may be likened to a third mind.”
It’s all about connecting with other people. Sharing ideas. And allowing the sharing to expand the capacity of both. Much like linking two batteries together, the results can be more than twice as powerful.
Being in a leadership role can be a very lonely experience. A client said to me one day, “Troy, I love talking to you. I don’t have anyone in my life that can relate on my level. My wife gets too stressed out when I share the issues I’m processing. My friends just think l’m rich and live a super cushy life because I bought 2 new work trucks last week. What they don’t understand is if I didn’t fork over $60k for two new trucks, I would have lost a valuable opportunity, had to lay off team members, and take a significant revenue hit. AND I had to take out 2 loans to do it. Cost me $60,000 just to make money that I won’t see until a year from now. They don’t get it.”
It’s lonely out there…but it doesn’t have to be. We need support to process all the factors around making decisions. We need people around us who will just listen and give a nod and a word of understanding. We need people who we can share our input with in order to validate our level of understanding and value as well as who will share their opinion and thoughts that add color and a new perspective to our normal patterns.
I have a mastermind of 5 people with whom I’ve had dinner once per week practically every week for the past 5 years. We share the news of our life. They know how to listen to me. I trust their unconditional perspective. They’ll call me out if I start bullshitting myself. If I ever have an issue, or a challenge, I can rely on them…likely they already know what’s happening because we just share regularly. It is very valuable!!
The results are more than twice as powerful.
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P.S. I’m here if you need. I’ve been scheduling free 30-minute Corona Virus Strategy Sessions. If you want to connect, shoot an email over to firstname.lastname@example.org and we’ll plug you in.