Why You Should Start a Mastermind Group.

Three months ago, a good friend passed on a 44 page eBook about “Mastermind Groups.”  On the surface, it explains a mastermind group as 12 (or less) people meeting once a week, reading books, and sharing life together. However, the more I read, the more clear it became that the proposed idea was more than a glorified book club or holistic mens group. At the core of this mastermind concept was a culture of intentional relationship, investment, and advocacy that captivated me.

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So, three months ago, five guys & I started an experiment with the idea. We get together every Friday, smoke cigars, and make it our primary goal to care just as much about the professional, relational & spiritual success of the one next to us as we do our own. Since then, four of us have doubled our income, five of us have launched new businesses and all of us have found a new level of fulfillment both professionally and personally.

Obviously, I’d highly recommend starting a group. However, my recommendation wouldn’t be just because of the career implications. Yes, the potential of doubling income and launching new endeavors is great and certainly a decent motivator. But, here are five far-more-worth-while reasons for you to start a mastermind group…

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Work/Life balance isn’t about balance.

(and other things Chronobiology teaches us about life)

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Do nothing & be more productive.

What religion teaches us about doing and creating more.

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Success is overrated.

(or just poorly defined)

“The interesting thing about success is that our ideas about what it would mean to live successfully are not our own.” – Alain de Botton

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Work isn’t worth it.

A case for caring more about relationships than career.

“That John Denver is full of (it).” | Lloyd, Dumb & Dumber

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How to Start a Mastermind Group.

A few weeks ago I published an article about “Why I Think You Should Start a Mastermind Group,” opening a conversation with several readers on the topic. Most of the feedback I received was along the lines of, “I’m convinced. Now what?”

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So…Here’s an aggregation of mine and other’s experiences with launching mastermind groups. My hope is that it further entices you to start your own group, as well as serves as a quick guide to do so.

Keep in mind that there isn’t a one-size-fits-all way to start or lead a mastermind group. My intention with this guide is not to create rules, but a launchpad for you to experiment with in your leadership style and the unique DNA of your group.

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Success isn’t about what you do.

A guest post from Jeff Goins.

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How to start writing your book.

How to spend the first forty hours of writing a book to accelerate research, gain confidence, and create momentum.

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Forever—a day at a time.

How to be sure your marriage will last forever.

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