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You may have heard me or others raving about masterminds lately, and yet, many people misuse the term creating a whole lot of confusion for the rest of us!
So I am writing this blog to set the record straight. A mastermind is an elite and carefully selected group of individuals who commit to sharing their energy, resources, wisdom, experience and time in a synergistic manner for the collective benefit of the group.
It was first introduced by Napoleon Hill in 1934 and he defined it as:
“the coordination of knowledge and effort of two or more people, who work toward a specific purpose in the spirit of harmony. No two minds ever come together without thereby creating a third invisible intangible force, which may be likened to a third mind.”
What is truly amazing about masterminds is that the group participants elevate their results by challenging each others to create, increase and follow through with their goals, brainstorm solutions and ideas, provide support and share resources to enable the success of one another. The group becomes a catalyst, the fire by which the entire group is propelled.
For years, this has been a “well-kept secret” among successful entrepreneurs and CEO’s, as well as high-level athletes and performers. Because the reality is that as human beings we are wired for connection and belonging. And we unconsciously will rise to meet the level of those with whom we associate and invest time with.
In fact, when I first began doing aerial silks, (aerial dance), after 5 private sessions I joined the level 2 class. My teacher, in a tactful way, warned me that I would be the “worst in the class” so that I wouldn’t get frustrated. However, I knew that merely by joining it, even if at first I was indeed way behind, I would naturally rise my skill level to match those of my classmates. And that is exactly what happened! I was performing in less than 5 months!
HOW IS IT DIFFERENT FROM GROUP COACHING?
A mastermind is vastly different from group coaching!
While group coaching happens in groups, it is about taking turns to get tips, suggestions and feedback from an experienced coach who is the “guru”. Other participants are simply in “listening” mode and awaiting their turn. So basically, you remain in the role of “student/ learner”, and the guru maintains his/her position as “leader/expert/ guru”.
In a mastermind, it is fully acknowledged that each of the members of the group bring a unique value proposition to the group. A combination of experience, wisdom, knowledge, skills sets or resources that they bring to the group. It offers an opportunity to highlight your brilliance and make a unique contribution to group members, as well as to get support from every one of your group members. It is meant to be a shared experience of peers. All group members also get to experience being on a “hot-seat” and get support, as well as being in the role of “coach/facilitator”. So it allows you to develop and sharpen your skills, in the comfort of a small group with your best interest at heart!
HOW DO I KNOW THAT THE GROUP WILL BENEFIT ME?
There are several elements to consider before joining the group. One of which is exploring the above question. If all you are looking for is for people to help you and invest in you, without you reciprocating the group will not be good for anyone!
The most important component of the success of ALL the members of the group, is their INVESTMENT IN THE SUCCESS OF ALL GROUP MEMBERS! Their commitment to sharing fully their knowledge, experience, and resources for the benefit of the group, and in essence: WHAT YOU PUT INTO IT, IS WHAT YOU WILL GET OUT OF IT!
Some of the benefits include:
WHAT TO LOOK FOR?
One of the greatest benefits of the group is that you always have someone who has your back when you get discouraged and things are not working well, you have the collective resources, network and wisdom of the group, and most importantly you have the container for you to take steps in a consistent and targeted manner, while having accountability so you see the fruits of your labor and success exponentially quicker than if you were going at it on your own!
In all honesty, I have been a stubborn, “lone wolf” for many years! I have built both of my businesses on my own, and consequently I have spent countless hours spinning my wheels, making mistakes, throwing money and time down the toilet, and feeling frustrated and embarrassed that I didn’t know better!
Fully knowing the power of groups, I thought I was different and somehow I should be able to figure it out on my own. I finally invested a rather LARGE amount of $ to join a mastermind and the results are stunning! I have already clarified, and strategized my entire 2016! Masterminds have the power to fully skyrocket your results. Now you know why many of us are raving about masterminds!
And I am soo excited, motivated and energized, that I can’t help to want to provide the same experience for my tribe!
So if you are an audacious, fun & conscious (spiritual) entrepreneur who wants to up level your game to triple your income and your impact this year, while having fun and making a huge difference in the world, check out some of my “initial” free mastermind gatherings, so we can get to know you, what you do, and begin exploring IF you might be a good fit for our powerful group!
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If all dates are filled, just shoot me an email and we can put you in the “waiting list” for the next round of gatherings!
Don’t delay! Find your hidden Rockstar and Revolutionize your World!
P.S. You may notice that this blog is in a different string as my other entries…I have decided to post just business blogs separately from the “overall luminous life” blogs that are shared more broadly. Let me know what you think!
In love and light,
Elena Estanol, Ph.D., M.F.A.
Masterminds, Perfomance Mastery & Mindset, Business
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