Upward Spiral Mastermind Group

 

Most business owners like you are working hard in their business but keep running into obstacles as they try to grow, systemise and scale their business. It can be lonely and confusing as the owner! Our Business Mastermind Group helps you gain insider knowledge by tapping the wisdom of the group.

Is this you?

  • You’re a business owner.
  • You work hard to keep turning up, every day.
  • You try hard to keep yourself pointed in the right direction.

Some days there are more obstacles than others. Some days you’re thrown off track. Some days you might even run out of fuel.  And being an owner can be lonely.  Confusing.

At other times things may be going well and you want to brainstorm on how to scale or systemise, or discuss recruitment ideas, or brainstorm on new service/product ideas, or how to carve out space for thinking/planning/strategising.

On your entrepreneurial journey, are you able to bounce things around with fellow business owners? With other people who, like you, are in the trenches every day.  Who are thoughtful.  Nurturing.  Who understand what you're contending with because they've been there.

In case you're wondering:

  • I’m not talking about “coffee shop” chats.
  • Neither am I talking about those networking meetings where you’re trying to sell to people who are trying to sell to you.
  • Or indeed those meetings where you’re looking to work the room – where you’re seeking chances to deliver your elevator pitch - or dreading the prospect of others delivering theirs.

No.

What I’m talking about is real talk, honest talk, vulnerable talk, about real issues.  Do you have that outlet?

If you want to be able to ask questions of others on a similar journey, if you see the benefit of being held truly accountable for doing what you say you’re going to do, if you want camaraderie, and if you want to get practical, informed new ideas on what to do differently and better, then you may want to consider joining my mastermind group.

 

The Benefits

  • Mutual support – your fellow members will want to actively support you – both because of the types of people they’ll be and also because they’ll be motivated to gain the same benefit. You are not alone in your entrepreneurial journey.
  • Accountability – you’ll be telling the group what your goals are – and then updating us on progress (or lack thereof) towards reaching them. Besides the benefit of saying what you’re going to do to someone else, you’re going to want to avoid being the only person who hasn’t reached their goals. (Of course special circumstances happen to upset plans – but they’ll need to be special!)

 

  • Challenge from a variety of perspectives – all members will be motivated and well able to speak up to help their fellow-members. No shrinking violets allowed! Everyone will have questions and opinions, judiciously and genuinely offered – and offered solely for your benefit. You won’t be talking to people who just nod approvingly at everything you say – that would be of at best zero use to you. It could actually be counter-productive because imagine if they’re suppressing what they really feel – and correspondingly giving you a false positive. As Obama said to journalists at his final press conference as President: “You’re not supposed to be sycophants, you’re supposed to be skeptics, you’re supposed to ask me tough questions."

 

  • Confidentiality – what’s said in the room stays in the room. It’s critical that this be a safe environment. If this is contravened then you’re out. For good.

 

  • Private email discussion group to let members bounce things around outside of meetings. I’ll be active in that discussion group. I’ve been in groups myself where the person taking the money doesn’t participate enough. I promise you that will not happen.

 

  • Confidantes: Your fellow-members are going to become, over time, trusted confidantes. Collaboration outside meetings, growing your network to include fellow members’ networks and potentially doing business with fellow members and their networks may happen – but these are potential benefits rather than a goal of the group.

 

What a Mastermind Group is

Let me check one thing though before I go any further: Do you know what a mastermind group is? If not, then this definition from Napoleon Hill is a good place to start:

The coordination of knowledge and effort of two or more people, who work toward a definite purpose, in the spirit of harmony.”

Mastermind groups are organised in many different ways – so let me tell you about mine to see if it’s a good fit for what you’re looking for.  Firstly, my definition of a mastermind group:

"A group of 2+ business-owners that holds regular, structured meetings to help all members grow & improve their business.  

Brainstorming and accountability are at the core of the group – which operates in a proactive, mutually supportive, safe and confidential environment.

Housekeeping

  • We meet in-person in Kilkenny, Ireland.
  • We meet monthly.
  • The maximum number of members per group is 6.
  • I’m the facilitator.
  • The coffee & tea is on tap and on me.

But let’s look beyond the housekeeping. This mastermind is not a talking shop.  The focus is on action and implementation.

We strive to minimise any gap between what you know and what you actually do.

We know too that achievement is more important than activity – so we also focus on ensuring the things you do are the right things.

 

Next Steps

Perhaps you've just looking to educate yourself and you've got some questions.  Email me and I'll answer them!

Or maybe you're ready to talk about potentially joining.  If that's the case, book a free 15-minute slot directly in my calendar.  That'll allow us both to see if the fit is right.  And a good "fit" includes:

  1. That you’ll benefit from the group.
  2. That you’ll add to the group. Ever hear the phrase: “The total is greater than the sum of the individual parts”? Enough said.

By the way, numbers are strictly controlled.  If you want to join and we’re at capacity, then you’ll go on a waiting list until someone leaves OR you’ll be first in line when I start an additional group.