Why I love Masterminding
I have been to many, many, many networking groups over the years and there are thousands left for me to try. As a woman who relishes the company of other business women, it is one of the things that I encourage all of my clients to do. There is nothing more inspiring than spending time with other female entrepreneurs. Whether you work for a corporation or you run your own business you can’t beat a face to face connection to grow your network.
Whilst I still value networking, I started to feel like I needed some thing more. I felt that I wanted some thing that offered me something a little more substantial than a cup of coffee and an exchange of business cards. I wanted a group where I could learn and get support and spend valuable time with like minded women.
So over the last few years, I have actually set up three mastermind groups, for my own benefit, because I wanted to get a deeper connection. One of the groups I already knew all the members very well. I and another female entrepreneur approached this small group of women, who we knew were driven to take their businesses to the next level. We meet every couple of months, there are rules that everyone has agreed and committed to, it is a group of women who have the courage to set big goals and will push you to achieve yours.
Another group is an even smaller group of women. We meet once a month for breakfast, we make it special, go some where quite decadent and the purpose of the group is to mastermind sales, marketing and social media ideas and issues. With this group we, on occasion, invite other women to join so they can offer their expertise. Another group, again of inspiring women who want to take their businesses to the next level.
I can not express how much inspiration I get from these groups. How much value I get every time I attend one, how close I feel to these women and their businesses and how driven we all are to support and help each other achieve. Every time I have attended one I have received incredible ideas that have already significantly helped my business.