The Power of the Mastermind

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mastermindEver heard of a mastermind group?

(No, it’s not a secret society of evil individuals out to ruin the world…and I’m not talking about the board game that I LOVED playing as a kid either.)

Masterminds are incredibly popular in the entrepreneurial space, and it just so happens that masterminds can weave the same magic for your leadership aspirations at work.

So, what is a mastermind group and what can it do for you?

I joined a  Mastermind group for entrepreneurs late last year and, in just 7 months, it has elevated my approach to the way I think about business and getting results.

Despite being a self-motivated professional and independent business thinker, there’s something special about being part of a like-minded group that wants the same things you do and is open and willing to lift you up and through to your desired goals (which is a loose definition of a mastermind).  Being an entrepreneur or organizational leader can be a very isolating existence – your direct reports look to you for decisive answers and you may not always have the benefit of a workplace mentor or an objective in-house leadership coach to turn to for guidance.

I remember feeling those moments of indecision and paralysis myself.  My team was looking to me for next steps, and I had no freakin’ clue which direction to point them in.  As things get more complex and uncertain, the ‘right’ answer becomes more elusive or non-existent.  Ever heard of being so anxious that you look like ‘a deer caught in headlights’?  Well, for many years I had mastered the art of looking calm on the outside, but on the inside I was very much that startled deer, wishing I had someone to tell me what to do.

In the absence of private coaching sessions with a certified professional (like me ;)), the next best thing is to join a mastermind group.

And because I KNOW what it’s like to lead through uncertainty and constant change (it ain’t always a bed of roses, is it?), I’m creating and facilitating a mastermind group for YOU.

Watch this video for a sneak peek and who this group is for and how you can benefit from joining.  I’ll be sharing more updates in coming weeks.

 

“Join a leadership mastermind group to tame your monkey mind and reach your goals.” – Maya Mathias via @inventivelinks Click To Tweet!

Did you enjoy this article?  Have you been part of a mastermind group, and what were your experiences?  Tell me all about it in the comments below.

Till our next vlog post, have an inventive week ahead.

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About the Author

Maya loves life in the innovation lane. An avid student of life, learning & leadership, she has worked and lived on 3 continents, bringing her globally-minded flair to her clients and personal passions.

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