It happens to all of us: we want to grow and succeed, but on our own, we are often left frustrated and disappointed. Being involved in a mastermind group may be the perfect solution.
In this episode of The Portfolio Life, my co-host Andy Traub and I talk about the benefits of mastermind groups and how they have the potential to shape who we are.
When encouraging people to grow, I have often suggested finding a mentor. Turns out that wasn't the best advice to be doling out. While having a mentor isn't a bad thing, it's not necessarily the best use of our time. It often leads to high expectations followed by frustration.
Instead of finding a mentor, becoming involved in a mastermind group is a better first step to help you develop personally. As Jim Rohn says, “You are the average of the five people you spend the most time with.
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In this episode we discuss:
- What a mastermind is and what it is not
- The benefits of a mastermind group
- Healthy parameters for starting a group
- The growing popularity of online mastermind groups
Resources mentioned in the show
- How to Start a Mastermind Group by Tyler Ward
- Think and Grow Rich by Napoleon Hill (affiliate link)
- The Wisdom of Crowds by James Surowiecki (affiliate link)
- Zoom — a video conferencing tool
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Are you a part of a mastermind group? Share in the comments.