A Mastermind is a group of committed and motivated individuals who meet regularly, usually monthly or twice monthly, in person or by phone to support each other in manifesting personal and professional success. They participate by sharing stories, resources, ideas and information with group members to support the transformative growth and expand the potential of each individual. They go to the group for help with goals, projects, perspective, specific tasks, networking contacts, etc.
The Mastermind concept was popularized by Napoleon Hill, the author of Think and Grow Rich. He said:
No two minds ever come together without a third invisible force, which may be likened to a “third mind.” When a group of individual minds are coordinated and function in harmony, the increased energy created through that alliance becomes available to every individual in the group.
The result is that the group far exceeds the insight, perspective and resources of each individual. Masterminding is a fun way to stay motivated, get feedback and be held accountable while working on your goals and manifesting your dreams.
I've been part of Mastermind groups since first attending Breakthrough to Success with Jack Canfield in 2010. My current group meets twice a month via conference call. It has been a truly an amazing experience and literally leveled up my efforts and progress overnight and continues to do so todayt!
The Mastermind process has helped me with all aspects of my speaking and coaching business and has been an invaluable "go to" resource for questions about the writing, publishing and book promotion process. With their feedback, loving support and encouragement through the times when my fear kicked in and could have stopped me in my tracks, I am pleased and excited to announce that I will launch my first book on Amazon.com on June 12!
My Mastermind Group also supports me with personal issues and limiting beliefs that have the potential to block and even sabotage my professional progress ... often times blocks that I wasn't able to see for myself!
My favorite part of the process is that by simply asking for help with a particular project or issue, I get the benefit of six amazing brains coming together on my behalf and in the presence of divine guidance to support me in finding solutions and determining next steps toward my goals while inspiring me and holding me accountable to take action. Simply awesome!
I believe so much in the value of the Mastermind process that I recently incorporated into my 12 week Pathways to Success class. The results were astounding! As a result, I am in the process of forming facilitated Mastermind Groups to help people connect and support each other in reaching their goals and achieving their personal definition of success. Click here to get more information about joining one of these powerful Mastermind groups!
I just got the final proof of my book in the mail! The book launch is well under way and set to go live on June 12th!
I am beyond excited ... and a little bit scared!
Where does that fear come from? Despite all the time, energy and effort I've spent learning how to break through and push fear aside, out of nowhere it still creeps in every once in awhile.
Fear of failure? Fear of success? Fear of something I can't even put into words sometimes? It doesn't really matter ... it is what it is. And I must walk through it to get to the other side. It's part of the human experience that comes along with the joy, I suppose. All I can do is do my best to stay grounded, stay connected to my heart and continue to take the next right step!
In August of 2010, I sat in Jack Canfield's Breakthrough to Success workshop and set a goal to write a book. I had no idea what it would be about; however deep down inside I knew I had a book in me. Maybe more than one. Perhaps a series. I let the ideas flow but it wasn't until a year later that the inspiration for my first book came. It happened while I was sharing a cup of tea with my neighbors and a young woman I've been pretty connected to since she was 12 years old. The experience was profound and from there the story unfolded.
It came over me like a wave and woke me up many a night to write the next chapter or with a new idea for the cover design. Over a three week period, the words flowed and the book wrote me. The wrting part was easy. The hard part was taking the steps necessary to publish the book. And the hardest part ... summoning up the courage to share the story.
It's a story of struggle, romance and transformation with a paranormal twist that will intrigue believers and skeptics alike.
Through the process, I have learned alot about myself, my fears, my blocks, my passion and my purpose. I have developed profound connections with amazing people and have had some mystically wonderful experiences. And, yes, I've been afraid.
It is my hope that the story touches you, helps you transcend fear, opens you up to possibilities and somehow supports and inspires you to be the best you can be!
We shall not cease from exploration, and the end of all our exploring will be to arrive where we started and know the place for the first time.
Transition on Purpose