Mastermind Group Archetypes: Super strength with super weakness

Knowing what archetype you are is a key part of figuring out who to join into a mastermind group with and for figuring out how you can contribute to the other people in your mastermind group.  Today we are going to talk about the archetype that matches up to figures like Superman.  A person with great strength in some areas, but some very real weaknesses as well. They didn’t stand a chance. You floated above the scene.   The landscape [...]

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The Ideal Mastermind Group Composition?

Who you are in a mastermind group with may be one of the most important decisions of your life.  These will be people you share your trials and tribulations with, and who’s goal it is to help you reach your full potential both in business and personally.  That is why it is very important that the people in your mastermind group are a good fit for you.  But how do you know? T-minus 1 hour. That is all the [...]

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Overcome the Negative Feedback Stigma

Nobody likes to get negative feedback, and unless you are Simon Cowell (from American Idol) most people don’t like giving negative feedback either.  Unfortunately, this may be the kind of feedback that is most useful to you in a mastermind group.  The challenge is to give it in a way that is also useful to the receiver. Negative feedback on an idea before you implement it can lead to success.  Negative feedback on an idea after you implement it can [...]

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Mastermind Group Format: Accountability

This is the second part in our series about Mastermind Group formats.  If you missed the first one about the Hot Seat Format for Mastermind Group feel free to check it out before continuing below.  In this series we are going over different formats for mastermind group meetings.  This week we will be going over the accountability format. Accountability Format The accountability format, if done by itself (not mixed with other formats), tends to be one of the fastest formats for [...]

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The “Mastermind Slap”

“We just gave you the mastermind slap!“ I can’t take credit for this phrase.  Tiffany Naro from Journey Through Egypt  came up with it today during our mastermind meeting today. I loved it so much I started writing this article right after the meeting was over.    The “Mastermind Slap” is on of the most important goals of a mastermind group.  To give you a better idea of what it is, let me paint a picture on how the phrase [...]

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Roles in a Mastermind Group

One of the most important factors of a mastermind group is that everybody feels comfortable sharing and being honest with the other  people in the group.   This is one of the things that separates a mastermind group meeting from a meeting with your team and boss.  There should be nobody who is “above” the others in the group.  That being said, it is necessary for there to be some predetermined roles in  mastermind group.  These roles, when done well, allow [...]

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Mastermind Group Format: Hotseat

So you have formed a mastermind group, and you’re all ready to go.  What now?  How should the meetings be run?  How does it work? These are common questions for anybody who is joining their first mastermind group.  They were the same ones I had when I started.  I went through two failed mastermind groups until I finally found a great one.  What made this one a success when the other failed?  It was probably not what you thing… or [...]

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What is the Definition of a Mastermind Group?

Despite hours of searching online and in more traditional dictionaries (did you know, they used to put them on paper and bind them into things called “books“?), I was not able to find any real definition of the phrase “Mastermind Group” (sometimes also called a “Mastermind Alliance”), so I have decided to compile a few below. The first one – what I call my master definition – is the definition I will be using to distinguish the kinds of [...]

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