Last night I signed up for Jennifer Louden’s new class, “Creating Your Own Mastermind Group.”
Jen’s giving away a free spot in the course.
My immediate reaction: Awww shucks, I already registered…
A split second later: Hey, I could play anyway and give my spot to someone else if I win! (Jen said that’s okay!)
On the Buddhist path, we have sangha (spiritual companions) to remind us what we’re all about behind the daily drama.
In business, in teaching, in reaching beyond your comfort zone to spread the word about your passion, sangha is equally essential.
And for those of us whose spiritual-and-personal growth are inseparable from our business-and-promotion activities, it’s crucial to surround ourselves with people who “get” that.
Because most people won’t.
Our spiritual friends won’t get the business and internet stuff. And most business folks don’t work so close to the heart. This is an uncommon path that needs to be regenerated continuously (especially for people like me with short memories and sticky limiting beliefs).
I’ve found tremendous value in the mastermind groups I’ve participated in with coaches — most notably the amazingly empowering Christine Kane. In these groups, we rely heavily on the coach, the leader, to hold our feet to the fire. And we are encouraged and supported by each other, our companions. I participated in such a group last year and our growth was remarkable.
Since completing my stint with that group, I’ve continued to work with my accountability buddy (shout out to the fabulously tiggery and wise Elaine Bailey!). That’s been wonderful. And I want more.
Can a leaderless mastermind work? To be honest, I’m not sure. But a lot of people I admire are telling me it can.
I don’t know whether you (I, we) can create the same powerful bond without a coach or an intense unifying experience to get it started. But I want to try. It feels like a kind of maturing. And it feels like time. And I trust Jen’s got some great ideas for making it happen.
Danielle says, “You can’t get anywhere fabulous without a group.”
I’m eager to hit the road to forming my next fabulousness-oriented group. Might you be a member of it?
By writing this post, I’ve increased my chance of winning a free spot in Jen Louden’s “Creating Your Own Mastermind Group” class.
Since I’ve already registered, I’ll be giving that spot away if I win (if that’s okay with Jen).
Leave a comment below for a chance to get the spot. Tell me what you’d be looking to create in YOUR mastermind group!