There's no such thing as a day where salted-caramel flavored things isn't making the world a better/tastier place, and there's no such thing as an entrepreneur without goals. And as lucky as we are to be in a time where the opportunity to create a dream business and dream lifestyle is unprecedented, it still requires vision, goals, and taking consistent action to make it happen.
In January we all come together and agree that indeed setting goals is important, though time and time again we struggle with the process and staying committed. So many of us were not ever even taught how to set a goal properly, much less what it takes to achieve it. And yet there are many things in our lives wehaveachieved without intentionally sitting down and mapping everything out. So what gives?
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So, you've decided to join a mastermind and you're on the hunt for the group that's right for you. Well you came to the right place and I imagine you want to get to it, so let's do that.
FIRST THINGS FIRST
Now I wouldn't be doing my job if I didn't start at the beginning and double check that you're prepared to join an alliance by verifying that you know the following things:
You know what a mastermind really is. The reality is that there is a lot of confusion and misinformation around masterminds. I'm not trying to point fingers here, I understand how things have gotten mixed up, but it's so worth protecting the integrity of this concept so that more and more people can get the full-flavored experience (vs. the watered-down version). And if you didn't already know we created FreeMastermindCourse.com to help introduce the real deal about masterminds, as well as The Magic of Masterminds™ for a deeper dive.
You know what it is that you want to accomplish and receive by being in a mastermind group. I don't doubt that you have at least a general idea of how this kind of partnership would benefit you, but the more clarity you have on the specifics, the easier it will be for you to find a group that truly fits your needs.
Once you've become convinced that a mastermind is indeed the magical and powerful force that it claims, you will no doubt begin your search for the right group to join, or consider starting up one yourself. But these things take time.
There is something you can do right now though. It may sound a bit strange, but we live in a strange world, so what's new right?
Now technically a mastermind involves actual real-life people who are intentionally working together in a pretty specific way to achieve a particular outcome. So, I hope you'll forgive me if I'm stretching the term mastermind group a bit here. I am usually the one stressing the correct usage of the word, but this is a unique situation.
Let's talk about what it is that you want, and how you're going to get it.
But before we can get to the fun part, we need to take a few (hundred-million) steps back and see what we're working with here.
One of those things is Life, in all her variety and mystery. Then there's us, humans, all wide-eyed and dreamy. Now we have a "special talent" for desiring things on Life's cosmic buffet, whether driven by instinct or conscious will. Wanting just comes easy for us. And while Life has certainly placed possibility and opportunity all around, she doesn't do it for us, she does it for her own sheer love of (err, obsession with) creating. She stays plenty busy keeping that buffet stocked and leaves it up to us to figure out how to get what we want or need off the menu.
Therein lies our struggle, and the Game of Life.
Everything we need and want is here, but we must journey to discover it. We must uncover not only how to get it, but what is actually worth having. And because this is such a mighty and difficult task, it doesn't take long for most of us to begin asking: "What can I do to make this easier for myself?!".
There are many possible responses to this of course, but today I want to focus on one in particular, and that is leverage - specifically the kind of ultimate leverage that comes from being in a powerful mastermind group.