In maybe the most legendary business book ever, Think and Grow Rich by Napoleon Hill, the concept of a mastermind was first introduced to the general population. Sure, the mastermind group has always existed – ever since a handful of cavemen get together to plan and plot the next hunting trip – but this was the first real “concrete” example of the power that is able to be accessed the moment that you join one of these groups.
However, most people simply ignore the almost too obvious benefits a mastermind group provides – instead of trying to become the next “renegade business leader”, some kind of lone wolf and it’s going to turn the world on its head without any help. Deep down I think we all understand that all of the leaps and bounds we been able to generate in business have come thanks to teams and teams of people working with one another towards a common goal – but somehow we forget that and feed our hero complex.
Here are just a handful of reasons why you’ll want to join a mastermind group – or even create one – to change your business and life entirely.
Perspective change is everything when you use a mastermind group
Even though our brains are widely regarded as the most powerful computing systems that we are aware of, the only thing better than a single superpowered computer tucked up into our skulls is a team of superpowered computers that we have instant access to.
Not only are you going to be able to tap into the collective skills, knowledge, and information of all the people in your mastermind – you’re also going to be able to look at your specific situation through new perspectives. There may not be anything more valuable than this specific benefit, as exposing yourself to new perspectives from people who have different life experiences – as well as different values, morals, and skill sets – will help to almost “force you to grow” as far as your business is concerned.
There are safety and security in numbers
Being an entrepreneur and business leader you are doing business for yourself even though you may not be by yourself. At every corner we feel as though we have the weight of our world crashing down upon our shoulders (not unlike at less), wondering what’s going to be the straw that finally brings the whole thing tumbling down.
However, when we are able to link up with a mastermind group of people just like us – all in the same boat, so to speak – we’re able to tap into the collective confidence of that group. This allows us to move forward with more and riskier situations without feeling the nerves, stress, and pressure, really forcing our businesses to become better and better almost by proxy.
Mastermind groups have an amazing amount of power and leverage, but it’s up to you to take advantage of all they have to offer. There’s absolutely no reason whatsoever to “go it alone” in our modern world – and in fact, if you try to do so the odds are fantastic that you’ll get crushed by competitors who are using a mastermind to full effect.
Now it’s your turn!
Are you part of a mastermind group? If yes or no, please share your experiences in the comment section below and I look forward to reading them!