Do you have a Mastermind group for your Writing and Life?

If you’ve been reading the blog for a while, you’ve heard me talk about how much I like Jen Louden and her various coaching programs.  I don’t get any affiliate marketing from that, I just like what she does.

Well, she’s offering a new course on creating Mastermind groups, and wanted to let you know about.  In case you’re not familiar with mastermind groups, Growandimprove.com defines a mastermind group as a small group that you meet with for the purpose of reinforcing growth and success while offering support to one another; a group that has been identified and set aside to concentrate specifically on growth and manifesting success in the following areas; finances, spirituality, relationships, …

Do any of you use mastermind groups for moving forward with your life, writing, etc.?

I’ve been part of group coaching programs several times in my life and found them very helpful, but haven’t really embraced the Mastermind idea.  I’ve always counted on friends for the purpose of life support, career ideas, etc.

Jen Louden’s latest class is making me consider that it might be time to create or join a Mastermind group for my life and writing goals.

If you have time, check out this video:

Here are a few notes (in Evernote of course) I took from the interview in case you don’t have the time now.

#1 point – you can’t succeed alone.  You need a group.

You’re in a group to serve, as much as be served.  Learn by serving other people.
Criteria:
  • People you respect in your soul group
  • People you love
  • Support books that you love
  • Share ideas but detached with how people accept it
  • Be generous
  • Be vulnerable
  • How can I save you time, money
  • How to make money the fastest
  • Tell you what you’re good at
  • Point out your personal twitches or continuing patterns, etc or I smell a wombat — I’m not supporting your loser habit
  • Leave feeling more like yourself but have more actionables
  • Face forward
  • Respect everyone else’s time
  • Power of being witnessed – see loving nods

Friends can provide some of this but it seems like many of us need more than that kind of support. You might not call your support group, a MasterMind.  I don’t particularly like that name.  But maybe it’s time to consider creating a group of your own, possibly with Jen Louden’s class.

Love to hear about your experience with Mastermind groups!

8 thoughts on “Do you have a Mastermind group for your Writing and Life?

    • Karen Wan says:

      I have a feeling that would work very well for you! I put it on my to do list this summer to create a Mastermind group, and am thinking about what that group could do together.

  1. mountainmae says:

    A really interesting post for me. My first thought and historic answer is I don’t do groups. Perhaps it is time to find the good and envision what would really be worth it to me. WordPress (I realize, as I write this) is my first group where I have actually participated and look forward to everyday. Thanks

    • Karen Wan says:

      I’ve often been resistant to groups myself, which is why I’ve been hesitant about mastermind groups. What you say about wordpress is true for me as well. I like that almost everyone that I follow balances out blogging with real life, so that the blogs I read my life rather than create another task to do.
      Ideally, a mastermind group would do the same thing. I would love to hear if you decide to create or join one. I’m thinking about what kind of mastermind would be most beneficial now for me, so maybe sometime in the future, I’ll share what I come up with.

      • mountainmae says:

        On the 26th I have signed up for a workshop to help visualize my wants and to help find your wild tribe. I;m approaching it with as much openness as I can find.

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