Do You Struggle To Create Lasting Change? This Is For You.

Why It’s Time To Take A Closer, More Intentional Approach to Making Impact


This final blog of 2020 has me in a reflective mood. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year! I hope you enjoy time with your family. Take the time to celebrate, reminisce about the past year and dream about 2021.


We’ll feel the impact created by the events of this year for a while. Many events, both positive and negative, affected the way we work, play, and live. 


While it’s easy to focus on how you’ve been affected, I challenge you to stay focused on the impact YOU can have on others. You can leave a deep impression on many people with your personal or business mastermind. I truly believe that. I want you to believe it, too.


Have you ever envisioned the impact you want to make in the lives of others? I’m not talking about “wouldn’t it be nice” daydreams. That kind of thinking is just wishing on a star, about what your mastermind...

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Struggling to Improve Sales For Your Mastermind? Here’s How Great Leaders Do It

How Vision Powers The Future of Your Mastermind Business


Do you know what 99.9% of business owners want to improve in any season?


Sales and marketing.


No one can argue with results of increased revenue and more attention. Imagine your confidence, as you plan the next steps in growing your business. Whether you know your numbers down to the dime, or you have no idea what you’re spending or why - this is for you.


You can turn the ship around, or take it to the next level, by casting a “sales and marketing vision” for your mastermind group.


This month, we’ve covered different aspects of Michael Hyatt’s “Vision Script” tool. I learned about it by reading his book, The Vision Driven Leader. We’re also reading it in our online mastermind groups, and using it to create Vision Scripts of our own. Most business owners do some version of this at the end of each year.


Our members author their vision, and...

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Are You Overlooking This Facet of Creating the Future of Your Mastermind?

 How to Envision Your Future “Product”?



Was your vision in 2020 as clear as the year indicated?


Did you know what you were aiming at? Or did you let thoughts, feelings, and circumstances be your compass?


Life is tough when you don’t define where you want to go.


If you’ve read any of my recent posts, I’m probably starting to sound like a broken record on the topic of vision. Why do you think that is? It’s because nothing great happens without it!


Even the Bible says, “Where there is no vision, the people will perish.” As a Christian life coach, that’s one of the most prominent passages in my mind. If it’s in the Bible, you can bet there’s more than a hint of truth in those words. Your mastermind group can’t escape that.


Consider this year. I shudder thinking how many mentors and coaches closed up shop. Maybe there was a simple issue, like not...

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Who’s Helping You Reach Your Goals? Why the Team Operating Your Mastermind Group is More Important Than You Think

We had fewer sporting events this year than any time I can recall. Even so, I’ve learned something important about teams. Teams are a huge part of a leader’s success.


While one player may score a lot of touchdowns, the whole team drives down the field. As a mastermind group leader, you’d be smart to consider building your team. This involves spending time with them, and learning their individual backgrounds and personalities. If you don’t yet have a team, start thinking about the team you want!


In my time as a mentor and coach, I’ve experienced the most growth when focusing on my team. I’m talking about self-growth, business growth, the whole nine yards! I promise, amazing things happen when you pour yourself into your team.


The best part? YOU get to choose what this team looks like in terms of size, the character of team members, their talent and much more. Today we’re going to look at how to cast an inspiring vision...

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What Needs “Fixin’” Now?

How the Dinner You Sit Down to This Week is Similar to Your Mastermind Group


Happy Thanksgiving from all of us at View From The Top! As we here in the USA gather around a table filled with delicious food, I can’t help but think of what makes a wonderful Thanksgiving meal. It’s loaded with things that make an incredible experience, when put together properly.


In our mastermind groups, we just finished reading “The Vision Script” by Michael Hyatt. It shows leaders how to build an inspiring vision. Part of the process Hyatt recommends includes writing “statements” to describe the desired future of your team, products, marketing and impact.


Do you have such a vision for your online mastermind group? Let me tell you, having a vision for these key areas leads to success!


Think about preparing Thanksgiving dinner without a vision. You may think this is dramatic, but stay with me. Would you find satisfaction in giving your...

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Insider Secrets to Exponential Mastermind Growth

vision Oct 31, 2020

The Size Of Your Goals Determines How Quickly You Grow


Step by step. That’s what they say, right?


I agree, you have to take each day step by step. I just don’t think it’s true for vision. We need to think bigger! It’s easy to play small and think, “Just one more client.” Do you think you were put on this earth to get “just one more” of something?


As a Christian life coach, I’ve seen hundreds of people blessed beyond their wildest dreams. Almost none of it came from asking God for “just a little.” When considering your future, I guarantee you’ll find more success by dreaming big, than playing it safe and dreaming small.


Small dreams yield small returns. Big dreams not only yield big returns, but create even more opportunities and benefits for you, and the members of your mastermind group. Want a guide to creating more opportunities for others? Take a look at the Mastermind Playbook.


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The Lesser Mentioned Keys to Success (Let Your Imagination Create a New Reality)

Uncategorized Oct 24, 2020

 Imagination is one of God’s greatest gifts. With it, we can dream up whatever we want. I truly believe we have far fewer limits than we think, and it starts with our imagination.


We’ve been talking recently about creating vision for your mastermind group. Think of how you want things to be. Don’t get limited by what you currently see or feel. 


If generations who came before us worked hard only on what they could see, we wouldn’t have any of the amazing things we have today. No radio, TV, airplanes, satellites ... you wouldn’t be able to read this blog on your computer connected to the internet!


In his book, “The Vision Driven Leader,” author Michael Hyatt teaches about the concept of a “vision script.” It’s a way to spell out something that doesn’t exist yet, in an inspiring, clear and practical way. 


Vision scripts force you to focus on the “what,” not the...

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Where Are You Headed? Two Huge Steps to Clarity of Vision

Where Are You Headed?

Two Huge Steps to Clarity of Vision


Last week we talked about how to create a vision for your mastermind group. Today, we’re going to talk about two huge steps to keep it as clear as possible.


Do you find this process fun and inspiring? Or does it cause you to question where things are headed? Either way, I want you to know it’s okay to have mixed feelings when you design the future of your online mastermind groups.


A clear, inspiring vision, outlining where you want to be is vital to the success of anything you do. Going through life without a vision is like trying to go on a trip without a destination. As baseball Hall of Famer Yogi Berra once said, “If you don’t know where you’re going, you’ll end up someplace else.”


Yogi was known for telling the truth about life, while having fun with words. If we’re not clear on our destination, we’ll get sidetracked easily. Then we’ll...

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The Unspoken, Emotional Side of Mastermind Leadership

Uncategorized Oct 01, 2020

I’ve been thinking a lot lately about the emotional side of leading a mastermind group.


When others look to you for growth, they usually bring along unanswered questions or unmet needs. You need to be able to help them to a point where they’re comfortable talking about them. 


As the leader, modeling this helps your mastermind group members feel safe in taking ownership of their daily lives. In this area, the three qualities that separate good leaders from great ones are:


  • Authenticity
  • Vulnerability
  • Transparency


Are Your Words and Actions in Alignment With Each Other?


Many leaders tell people what they plan to do, or what’s most important to them. Sadly, few follow through with action to support their promises. 


Sometimes, it’s from a lack of organization, which is one reason we’ve built The Mastermind Playbook. It’s very difficult to build online mastermind groups alone, without a process...

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Masterminds Online: How to Scale Your Network

mastermind online scale Sep 24, 2020

If you’re going to start an online mastermind group, networking is an obvious “selling point.”


Any group where membership costs as much as a car payment, and commitment is higher than average, attracts high-caliber entrepreneurs. It seems so simple … and it is! As long as you know what to do with it once you start it.


The problem of being in the mastermind business gets tricky, if you’ve never joined a group before. One thing that worked in my favor was I’d been in business masterminds with Dave Ramsey, Dan Miller, Ken Abraham and others for years.


I had a model to follow. Now, you might be reading this and think, “Big A! I’m in a mastermind.” Hey, if the shoe fits, wear it. If it doesn’t, send this on to someone who needs to read it. But I’m reaching out to people who want to start their own group, or already have one.


You may have heard me say, “Success is a marathon, not a...

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