Struggling To Plan For 2021? Here’s The Mastermind Playbook Method.
Why You Need to Balance Your Paths to Growth
The online mastermind groups I lead are called “Iron Sharpens Iron,” because I firmly believe the Bible when it says: “As iron sharpens iron, so one person sharpens another.” As a Christian life coach, I’ve found this to be true over and over.
It’s wonderful to be surrounded by others who sharpen you. But if you’re not willing to sharpen yourself, you won’t go nearly as far as you could. This takes discipline, and the rewards far outweigh the effort. I like to say, “Can’t” couldn’t do it, and “could” did it all.
In Stephen Covey’s book, The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People, he wrote about creating dedicated plans for development in four categories: Personal, Professional, Social, and Spiritual. As the leader of a business mastermind, you need to have a...
The Blessing of the “Gap” at the End of Each Year
If you’ve read any of our recent posts, you know how much detail goes into creating a powerful vision for your mastermind group.
I want to encourage you to think about the opportunity in front of us for a season like 2021, and ask yourself: “How far am I willing to go?”
Now, don’t get nervous! I’m not asking you to be prepared to give your life away. But of all the times and eras I’ve lived through, I’ve never seen one so rich with opportunity for people in the mastermind business. For many people, this is one of the loneliest, scariest times in their lives. You have a chance to make a difference for them!
Most people I know who run online mastermind groups take advantage of this “lull” in between Christmas and New Year. It’s a transitionary moment, like when you’re in a major airport and you have to ride a train to get to the...
Why The Power of a Paradigm Is All In “The Shift”
How can you be sure that people in your mastermind groups move in the right direction?
You can’t “force” them to create their own pathway to growth. If you aren’t careful, you could even make progress more difficult. Nobody wants to do that.
Author Stephen Covey gave us a great insight in his landmark book, The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People:
“The map is not the territory. A map is simply an explanation of certain aspects of the territory. A map is exactly what a paradigm is. It is a theory, an explanation, or a model of something else.”
You’ve probably heard the term “paradigm” before. It’s a way of thinking about something. You might have worked hard to change how you think about love, or success. You know the power a good paradigm shift can make for yourself, but what about the members of your mastermind?
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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.
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...