Every week, I’m in the wonderful position to spend 1 hour each with 2 different people to mastermind. These are the meetings I stretch myself never to postpone or cancel, and these are the reasons why:
1.The meetings allow me to get help with my most pressing issues, business or nonbusiness issues.
2.The meetings allow me to help somebody else with her most pressing issues.
3.The meetings force me to clarity on goals, limiting beliefs and new opportunities.
4.The meetings provide a safe environment to explore new things, provide authentic feedback and establish true accountability.
5.The meetings often result in challenges stretching my comfort zone.
6.My mastermind buddies keep me accountable.
7.We grow in our peer-to-peer relationship and take part in each other’s results beyond a traditional business partner relationship.
Sometimes we don’t have a clearly defined agenda with our meetings, but the framework, the frequency and the additional value just turn the masterminding hours into highly prioritized meetings and some of my best results come as a result of the creative solutions from these meetings.
Who should qualify as a mastermind buddy? It’s my strong belief that it’s important to share some common values and visions, but the most important thing is to find someone who you consider your true partner in crime: What you create together will be unique as you also complement each other skills wise and can add new dimensions to whatever results you are striving for. Who would be your perfect partner in crime?