Are you in a mastermind group, program or set up with an accountability partner in recurring calls with a colleague?
There are so many versions of mastermind programs these days. I found a refreshing thorough blog article explaining the power of masterminding derived from the man who founded the principle, Napoleon Hill.
Napoleon Hill said, “No mind is complete by itself. It needs contact and association with other minds to grow and expand.” The proper use of a mastermind group is the cornerstone to all great achievement, and it is one of the steps that people most often overlook.
On our own, we can only ever have a limited amount of experience; a mastermind group allows us to draw freely from the experience, training, skills, and knowledge of others who align with our definite major purpose.
The backstory to the mastermind concept is Hill, a journalist, was commissioned by Andrew Carnegie in the early 19th century to spend 20 years capturing the best practices of Carnegie and other powerful corporate and political luminaries of the day. These included Henry Ford, John D. Rockefeller, Theodore Roosevelt, J.P. Morgan and Charles Schwab among others.
The phrase was actually popularized by Napoleon Hill in his 1928 book The Laws of Success and later expanded upon in his 1937 iconic bestseller Think and Grow Rich.
For many years, I’ve made it a habit to have a 1-1 accountability partner to mastermind with twice a month based on these principles. It’s a hallmark of success to swap ideas, brainstorm, ask for support on challenges and celebrate successes.
Currently I am masterminding with a colleague from my coach’s community. Take a few minutes to read this excellent article on the principles of masterminding and why some mastermind groups work and the reasons why some don’t.
Follow the guidelines in the article to help you define qualities you are looking for in a proper accountability/mastermind partner and then use my bonus handout attached where I give you a simple structure and agenda to follow for a 1-1 accountability partner set up.
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Abundance and joy,