What is a Mastermind?
You may be familiar with the term mastermind from books and movies - where an evil villain hatches a plan to take over the world, like Dr. Evil from Austin Powers. Or a seasoned criminal hatches a big plan to get the gang back together for one final heist - like Danny Ocean in Ocean's Eleven. According to Merriam-Webster, a mastermind is a person who supplies the directing or creative intelligence for a project. While a mastermind can still be a single person, the business term mastermind has evolved. It refers to a group of like-minded experts who use the brain power of the group to help solve problems.
Some of the greatest minds of our time were part mastermind groups - formal or informal - that helped propel them forward.
Dorothy Parker and the Algonquin Round Table
In the 1920s, writer Dorothy Parker and a mix of artists, actors, writers and humorists met each day at the Algonquin Hotel in New York City for lunch, prompting a decade-long flood of witticisms and writings in publications across the country.
Franklin Roosevelt and the Brain Trust
During his first presidential campaign, Franklin Roosevelt formed a group of trusted advisors, called the Brain Trust. The group of economists and university professors gave Roosevelt insight on economic and social problems facing the nation.
Martin Luther King Jr. and the Southern Christian Leadership Conference
The SCLC helped organize many campaigns in the south during the Civil Rights movement. Their goal was to coordinate and support nonviolent direct action in the southern United States, in an effort to end segregation.
Thomas Edison and the Vagabonds
Started as a fun camping trip to the Everglades, Edison and inventor colleagues realized the value of hanging out with other experts. Between 1915 and 1924, the group met frequently to discuss ideas, innovation, business ventures and trends.
Leaders throughout time have seen the value of colleagues discussing trends, ideas, current events, business ventures, and challenges. The great news is, you can be part of a mastermind group today. No need to try to find your own tribe or discern what your mastermind group should look like. It's all done for you. All you have to do is show up and be ready to share.
What are the benefits of being in a mastermind group?
As solopreneurs, we work on our own many times. We need the help and guidance of colleagues.
When we set ourselves up to be accountable for goals, they're more likely to happen.
Access to experts
Tapping into a brain trust helps us harness the expertise of everyone in the group.
Masterminds create a safe space to share real issues, without being judged.
Each mastermind brings a select group of resources tailored to your business needs.
Each expert brings their best practices, advice and insight to the group.
Groups of like-minded experts foster excitement and collaboration that propel you forward.
Mastermind groups are a great way to build your tribe and hold yourself accountable for your goals. It's like having your own personal advisory board! Mastermind is a community of 6-8 entrepreneurial professionals who are smart, driven, and committed to growth. We meet once a month to solve challenges, offer guidance, and reach our highest career potential. We create a safe space for you to share personal and professional issues.
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