Episode #91: Everything You Need to Know about Mastermind Groups

By March 28, 2016Blog, Leadership, Podcast

Episode #91- Mastermind Groups


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Everything You need to Know about Mastermind Groups 

Join a Mastermind Group – We’d love for you to join one of our Masterminds.

Start a Mastermind Group – We’ve developed a manual and training for Mastermind Group leaders. We will give you everything you need to know about starting and running a Mastermind.

If you’re interested in either of these, contact me at dougsmith@l3leadership.org and we will get the conversation started.

What is a Mastermind Group 

“A friendly alliance with one or more persons who will encourage one to follow through with both plan and purpose.” -Napoleon Hill 

The coordination of knowledge and effort of two or more people, who work toward a definite purpose, in the spirit of harmony. -Napoleon Hill 

“You will be the same person in five years as you are today except for the people you meet and the books you read.” -Charles Jones 

Why we Launched Mastermind Groups 

We Created the Group that We Would Want

We Wanted to Go Through Life with People who are Intentional 

We Know We Can Accomplish More when We’re Surrounded with a Group of Like-Minded People 

Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, concerned citizens can change world. Indeed it is the only thing that ever has. Margaret Mead

There is a Huge Need for this

What Our Mastermind Group Does

We Encourage Each Other 

We Hold Each Other Accountable

We Collaborate with Each Other

We Help Each Other Go Further, Faster 

We do Life Together

We Make Memories Together 

How We Run Our Mastermind Group

Our group meets twice a month. 

  • Goal Sharing – We all share our top ten goals for the quarter or the year.
  • Wins – We go around and quickly share if we’ve had any wins since we last met that were significant. We celebrate with each other.
  • The Hot Seat – Each week, one member of the group is on the hot seat. They are to come with a goal that they are focused on and need help with. They inform the group about their goal, what they are doing to achieve it, and then ask the group questions in order to solicit feedback. Then the group helps brainstorm ideas to help them. The next time the person is on the hot seat, they have to update us on what action steps they took, how it turned out, etc.
  • Leadership Challenges – We ask anyone if they have a specific leadership challenge they are facing now that they want discussed. If there is, we discuss it.
  • Leadership Resource Discussion – For each group, we have everyone read a book or an article, watch a TED talk, or listen to a podcast and then we discuss it.
  • Goal Reviews – Once a quarter, we review our progress with our goals for the year with the group. This helps people stay accountable and reminds everyone in the group of what each person’s goals are so they can help them achieve them.
  • Prayer Requests – We go through the group and see how we can pray for each other.

Our Goal for Mastermind Groups

We want to have Mastermind Groups all over our City Growing Together – Our vision is to develop leaders who lead for Christ in every sector of society! 

Expectations of Mastermind Group Members
They are Growing People – Never send your ducks to eagle school

They are Committed – We ask for a 1-Year Commitment – Then we re-decide – Do you want to start or continue? 

  • Attend two and commit 
  • They Show-up Unless they Can’t 
  • They do the Homework 
They are committed to each group members success 

Testimony from our Mastermind group

‘For years I’ve looked for leaders to learn from. I’d always read about the transformational benefits of a mastermind group but never knew how to start or find one. When I discovered Learning to Lead I knew my prayers had been answered. This group has become a source of inspiration, encouragement, accountability, and guidance. In the past year I have made tremendous progress on my goals and have developed a greater perspective on leadership. I can see the impact Learning to Lead has made on my career, relationships, attitude, and aspirations. I feel more confident, focused, and supported than ever before. I know that Learning to Lead has helped me develop faster than I ever could have on my own.’ ~Paul Matthews 

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