One of my most requested services from clients is the ability to access coaching groups. I love working with a team in my corporate learning and consulting because it is invigorating to team up with others wanting to get results. By the time an individual joins a Mastermind Group, they are usually ready to get off dead center and welcome dialog from others. There are many benefits to joining a mastermind group. Here are my top 4 reasons for working in a group.
1. Share the Load. One place most individuals get bogged down when pursuing their goals is working alone. Or perhaps they are talking to people who have developed over-familiarity with the project or goal. One of the refreshing aspects of a mastermind group is that although people are pursuing their own goals, everyone wants to make progress… and that is contagious. Knowing that you are going to be participating in a regular conversation with others motivates you to do something so you can report and share the joy of taking a step toward your goal.
2. Fresh perspectives. When you come into a mastermind meeting, one of my favorite benefits is the various perspectives brought to the table from the other members. A solution may be very obvious to others when it was right under your nose all along. Fresh vision helps all the members when different views are expressed. You don’t take all the suggestions that come but hearing a variety of approaches often frames a path forward that becomes apparent as you share ideas.
3. Resources. Everyone in your group will have access to a different skillset and network of people. I’ve often found that when I ask for help in my mastermind groups, these resources help me make progress in ways I never could by myself.
4. Accountability. Fellow group members hold each other accountable to goals each one has set for their participation in the mastermind group. And when things haven’t gone as expected, the group ground rules allow for forgiveness and encouragement.
Are you ready to make progress? I would be honored to see you join a group to move yourself forward.