15: Mastermind Groups

15: Mastermind Groups

Don’t worry TeeJay’s not going all Magnus Magnusson on you and she won’t be asking you about your specialist subject and general knowledge, while your on a black leather chair under a bright spotlight. 
Instead she’s talking about mastermind groups. If you’ve never heard of a mastermind group then TeeJay is here to explain them and tell you why you need to be in one.
A mastermind group is a peer-to-peer mentoring concept used to help members solve their problems with input and advice from the other group members. 
TeeJay has been a member of a number of mastermind groups but she didn’t realise until recently that they began in Birmingham more than 200 years ago with the creation of The Lunar Society. Members included James Watt, Josiah Wedgwood, Erasmus Darwin and Joseph Priestley. They met once a month, discussed ideas, challenged each other and held each other to account too.
The saying “show me the people you spend your time with and I’ll show you your life” had a massive impact on TeeJay in 2013 and encouraged her to shift her peer group. 
She looked at herself and decided the five people she spent most time with were not the people she wanted to become, as much as she loved them.
Mastermind groups offer a chance for you to find people who will push you, support you, cheer you on but also kick you up the ass when you need it.
TeeJay shares her experience of being a member of a couple of different mastermind groups and she has some tips for you to get one started and keep it going.
Her number one tip – decide what you want the group to achieve – for the rest you’ll have to listen!
For your challenge this week you need a pen and paper and a little bit of bravery!

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