If you want to live a dynamic life, change who you hang around with! It is really simple.
JB says “If I could isolate one thing that has changed my life, it is the friends I have made by attending masterminds. I changed the people who are in my life. It is the number One factor in my success.” In this article, we’ll explore how to connect with others, and what we are putting together to help you.
If you want to create change in your life, there’s a shortcut to success. You need to be around a group of real, live people who will support your vision of change.
Business networking groups have been around for a long time. If you have a local storefront, then joining the local chamber of commerce is a good way to get to know the business leaders in your community.
There are other local networking clubs and meetup groups you can join, as well. Unfortunately, most of these types of local networking groups are quite expensive. There is a second problem with these groups that we’ll get to in just a second.
Networking for the Online Business
What if you have a business that is more of an online business? What if you have a virtual office that attracts clients from all around the world? How do YOU find a networking group? Again, you could look for an industry specific group – like the National Speakers Association if you are an event speaker.
Or, you could join a group focused on solving a specific problem, like a group focused on launching online products. Again, these groups can be extremely difficult to get into and very expensive.
If you’re just getting off the ground, how do you find your mastermind group?
Takers vs Givers
Here’s the second problem with most Networking Groups and Mastermind Groups. Most people in networking groups are “Takers”, rather than “Givers”. If you have visited a few local networking groups, you may understand what I’m talking about.
You visit as a prospective new member, and you feel like chum thrown to the sharks. Everybody wants to shake your hand, give you their business card, and sell you what they’re offering. If you don’t need a house cleaner, lawyer, or life insurance product, they lose interest and move on to the next person.
NOT all networking groups are like that. Some of them actually teach you how to approach people, how to shake hands, how to ask questions, and how to talk about your product or service. A few groups even teach being a giver, rather than a taker, and they require their members to pass business leads around to the other members in the group. Again these groups are usually for the local rather than virtual business, and are often very expensive.
Solving a Problem
So far, we’ve identified three problems with trying to join a mastermind: cost, takers, and the difficulty of finding the right group of people.
Here at MorningCoach, we know first hand the power of networking and mastermind groups. The best Masterminds include people with similar goals, who are willing to give as much as they take. These groups teach people to celebrate the wins and encourage each other through the inevitable losses. The lucky members of these groups find their businesses growing and reaching new heights as they learn and implement new ideas and strategies that they encounter in the group.
The Six M’s of Mastermind Success
We’ve identified Six specific benefits from joining a mastermind group. We call them the “Six M’s”. They are Mindset, Motivation, Marketing, Momentum, Methods, and Making a Difference.
The most important shift that a mastermind group helps with is Mindset. To make a major change, we need to develop a believing mindset. In the beginning, when we’re still figuring things out, our own self-doubt can derail our ambition. We may thing “Who do I think I am?”. Our mastermind group often sees our potential more clearly than we do, and their belief can strengthen our belief in our ability to succeed.
We’ve seen it again and again with our Inner Circle and Round Table members! They leave meetings with a more positive mindset and more belief in their success.
Sometimes, we need to see our friends succeed. Their success can be very encouraging and motivating. We start to think, “If they can do it, then I can, too!” We discover that what we’re trying to do just takes some persistence and drive, and we make up our minds to do what ever it takes.
The secret to business success is marketing. It doesn’t matter how great your product or service is if you don’t know how to find your market, and describe it the benefits. Any mastermind group that doesn’t teach marketing skills, tips, and techniques is probably not going to help your business grow.
At JBmasterminds.com, our mastermind group meetings and events always include training on marketing skills. You don’t need to “sell”… but the key to success is learning how to find your clients, how to connect, and how to influence your prospects so that they will be more likely to say “Yes” to your offer.
We think that momentum is the secret sauce of mastermind groups. When we attend a mastermind, we get a boost in momentum, and that acts to launch us to a higher level. Then we can use that energy, to help us maintain a higher orbit, even when the gravity created by of our doubts and fears is trying to pull us “back to earth”.
We’re going to be sharing the success stories of our members so that you can see the magic of “Mastermind Momentum” in action. Our mastermind members from all levels – MorningCoach, ILD, Round Table, and Inner Circle – all share similar stories of increased momentum giving them a success boost after an event with JB.
Methods and Systems
One of the wonderful gifts that JB brings to the table is the depth and breath of his systems, tools, and technical knowledge. From his formal education – a MBA and a Ph.d. in Metaphysics – to his hard fought street knowledge selling perfume….
From writing books, working with publishers, his long-running podcast MorningCoach, and his online membership platform…
To his experience publishing online platforms, exploring business apps and tools, public speaking, coaching, teaching, and mentoring in a variety of environments…
JB freely shares his methods and systems and his knowledge and expertise to everyone.
Making A Difference
This is the idea of benevolence – really wanting to make a positive difference in the lives of others. At MorningCoach and JB Masterminds, we’re not just out for ourselves.
We want to make a difference in the lives of our loved ones, our communities, our country, and the world. And, making a difference starts with developing our full potential, so that we have greater influence in every arena.
Birds of a Feather
We’ve all heard the old saying that “We are the company we keep.” If we are ready to fly to a new level, we need to find new friends to fly with. We never want to be the smartest person in the room. We want to hang out with people who encourage us to reach for our greatest potential! Let’s put the magic of the 6Ms of Masterminds to work in our life!
We have a mastermind level that will work for any budget – MorningCoach, ILD, Round Table, and Inner Circle! You can find the right mastermind to help you increase your level of success and reach your greatest potential!