Your network is probably your most valuable asset! No question about that. One of the most effect full ways to take advantage of your network is to start a mastermind group. I am part of a mastermind group, where we are all working with online marketing. We are meeting ones a month to give each other feedback on our projects and to brainstorm on new ideas and share information and experiences.
This is an extremely powerful way to take your work to a completely new level. If you are an entrepreneur it is probably THE most powerful way to really move your business.
The structure of our meetings is the same every time. It goes by the following schedule:
- Start with a little bit of food and free discussion of how everybody are doing.
- A short presentation (15-30 minute) of a new tool, a book, a new important finding within the field.
- “Hot seat” – 3 people will get 10 to 15 minutes each to present a problem they are facing currently. Everybody else will then give feedback. This is where your really move!
- We discuss new findings and ideas for tools for 30 minutes.
- We end up by giving promises to our self and each other of what we would like to do from now and until next meeting.
A working Christmas party
Of cause we decided to throw a Christmas party in our master mind group. But we wanted to do something different. We wanted to take advantage of each others skills and really learn from each other by working together. We therefore decided to meet in the morning and build a completely new website from scratch. The website we are building is perfectmen.dk – a website about men, fashion, gadgets, health and wellness. It has really turned out to be an amazing experience. People with different skills and competences working together. We have really learned something by doing this.
A picture from the day. We are all working hard to produce text, pictures, design, videos etc…
I can really recommend a master mind group, but also really to work together. To take a day together with other people, working on the same project really boost your efficiency and learning!