You have probably heard the term (more than once) during the course of your online education, but if you haven’t grasped the complete concept, let me help you out.
First, a definition to get us on the same page:
A *Mastermind* is peer group of people like you for shared ideas, accountability and opportunity discussion to improve your personal and/or company success.
If the value isn’t readily apparent to you, then read that definition again. In fact, read it a few more times.
I belong to a couple of good mastermind groups in my chosen *genre* of Internet/Affiliate/Network Marketing, and I can tell you with no hesitation that the *hour(s)* spent with each group are some of the best hours of the work week.
When a group of like minded folks get together and start talking about what’s working for them, or what to avoid, you have an opportunity to supercharge the time you do spend doing something, or even more important, what NOT to spend your time on.
I won’t go into some of the troubles of building the right mastermind group, those should be obvious, but I will tell you it is worth the effort . Keep your ears open to the people you come in contact with… and ask yourself, could this person add something to the group? Watch their activities and actions, listen to what they say and how they say it. If you think it might be a good fit, ask them.
In addition to reducing your *learning curve* or knowing what to avoid, is another benefit that was recently made very obvious to me. You see, one of the members of a group I belong to ran into a little trouble , personal trouble. The mastermind group did something amazing. They pooled their resources, talents, PLR, techniques and time to help her out.
The result was nothing less than mind-blowing.
In just a few short day’s… these people, by pooling time, tasks and talents, where able to put together a website and an amazing *package* for sale, with all the proceeds going towards the one in need. Now, it might not be enough given the gravity of her situation (you can read more about that here ), but watching a group of people from all over the US come together like this has been inspiring, to say the least.
It also points to another benefit of masterminding. Being able to help someone because they deserve it. No one deserves what happened to her and her family, but seeing the mastermind group come together like this has gone a long way in restoring my flagging faith in the inherent kindness of mankind.
I hope that you got something out of this overview of a mastermind, but I also hope you will take 5 minutes to head over to the MakeLemonade.info site and see what we have put together for you. The cost is small, the benefits are enormous, both to you and the one that needs it.
I would love for you to come back here and leave some feedback for those that come after you. We could all use a little help now and then.