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Mastermind Groups

A Mastermind is the harmonious alliance of two or more minds that create a friendly environment to gather, classify and organize new information for fast and effective implementation. Napoleon Hill from Think And Grow Rich
Do you run and possibly participate in Mastermind meetings? Do you run meetings that meet this definition?
Do you feel you must know at least one or more people in your Mastermind for it to be effective and a learning experience?
These questions all arise as I have attended a twelve person Mastermind meeting today which ran all day long and I knew one person in an introductory and business transaction way. No one else in the room ever met me and this was the way it was for the majority of the room.
I found this meeting to be open, effective and a few AHA’s were there for me as well as others. For a Mastermind to be helpful must you have a relationship with everyone or a few of the members?
It was great to hear feedback from smart people who really knew absolutely zero about me. In some ways it may have permitted a true response from their experience without any pre-judgement of what I should be doing.
Here is the fun part – the advice, conclusions and tips were virtually the same as were received in a familiar Mastermind Group meeting in Los Angeles over a week ago where I am a member with a group of really brilliant people who are dedicated to each other and our success. This group meets on the phone each month and conducts in person meetings. We all feel like family. We support each other emotionally and in our business as each area does arise at different moments. Now these additional elements bring these meetings to a new height and depth of understanding for all of us. It is something special to be a participant and contributor to. The question is – is this what makes up a true Mastermind Meeting experience – the accountability, the support for you emotionally and in your business? Share your point of view and let’s discuss.


  1. Our Mastermind group is amazing. I agree that the AHA’s come from listening to others as well as talking about our own plans and visions. Like you, I came home and wrote about our meeting, the post is at http://confidentmarketer.com/site/why-i-pay-to-be-in-my-mastermind-group/.
    Sue Painter

  2. Mitch,
    I love masterminds. It feels so supportive! Your point about the strangers saying the same info as the MM group makes sense. The way we communicate and how we phrase things, triggers things in peoples’ brains. I find it fascinating that
    many people will share the same opinion whether they know us or not! That’s why MM are so great for market research! Priceless advice when we get it straight from the marketplace!

    • Linda,
      Yes, there is something being triggered without a doubt. This is part of the power of being a part of a Mastermind Group.

  3. i love masterminds!

    as an artist I have spent a LOT of time alone (which I enjoy)
    but recently I’ve reached out and connected with others to mastermind with them and expand.

    The results have been incredible, not only is my business growing, but my heart is expanding in ways I never anticipated.

    cheers to masterminds!

    • Laura,
      I love to hear stories like yours about the great things that happen which are directly attributable to being part of a Mastermind Group! Good for you!

  4. Great things to think about, Mitch! I don’t think people need to know each other as long as a safe environment is created for honest sharing and support. I love Masterminds of all kinds — and they are a core piece of the new biz I am creating… more on that some other time! XO, Mentor Guy! : )
    Life Blossoming Systems