If you’ve been part of a mastermind before, you know how powerful and productive they can be. You know the energy and flow of a group has a lot to do with the leader. Maybe you’ve observed your own leader guide your group through activities and conversations that promoted growth and excitement and thought to yourself, “Hey, I want to do that!”
But if you haven’t already started leading your own masterminds….What’s holding you back?
Sometimes life gets busy, or we’re not sure we’re cut out to do it, so it may help to shift your mindset to set yourself up for success. Here are a few ways you can do that:
If you’re hesitant about starting a mastermind, you may be listening to that little voice that reminds you of all the reasons you shouldn’t do it.
Do you ever feel like you are:
- Not old enough or you’re too old to lead others?
- Not tech-savvy
- Don’t know enough people
- Afraid no one will join
- Don’t have enough experience
- Feel really shy and terrified at the thought of leading one!
Friend, this voice is a culmination of the fears and self-doubt you’ve developed throughout your life, and we can help you break out of these thought processes!
This inner critic is trying to use fear to keep you from failing, but it’s also keeping you from stepping out of your comfort zone and trying something new!
When we discover how to overcome the fear of failure, we can accept that failing is part of the learning process and really start to grow.
We are all going to make mistakes.
We are all going to get it wrong sometimes.
But not doing something because we are scared we will mess up will inhibit us from being our best selves – and from helping others.
There is so much that could go right if you press mute, quiet your inner critic, shift your mindset, and start that mastermind adventure.
This begins with addressing the noise, one untruth at a time, and deciding that starting this new business venture is worth any risk or failure that comes along with it. Who knows, it might be a huge success!
One of the best ways to reset your mindset is to identify your strengths.
Some skills come so naturally to you that you may not even realize that these same skills are a challenge for other people. You’ve lived through a lifetime of experiences that give you a unique perspective, and sharing these skills and experiences would benefit others in tremendous ways.
We get caught up in what we can’t do, rather than focusing on what we have to offer.
Here are some questions to ask yourself:
- What am I good at?
- What do I love to do?
- What inspires me?
If you can’t think of anything, ask those in your trusted circle of friends and family to help you.
Identifying strengths is not bragging. In fact, focusing on the skills you have to offer will help make your mastermind an amazing success!
Now, let’s put your knowledge into action
Acquiring knowledge is essential in personal and professional growth. But sometimes, we spend all of our time gathering information and forget to put it into action.
We can attend ALL the seminars, read ALL the books, listen to ALL the podcasts, and go on ALL the professional development retreats, but growth happens when you move from the knowledge stage to the execution stage.
Sometimes, we stay in the acquiring knowledge phase because it feels safer and easier than the execution phase. But awesome stuff happens in the execution stage of your plan.
So, what is your next step?
Maybe it’s learning how to host a mastermind? There are people out there who need to hear what you have to say. Your unique strengths can benefit others in a significant way, and we hope you will explore leading a mastermind of your own!
We’d love to chat about what leading a mastermind might look like for you. We have amazing resources, and many years of experience leading our own masterminds, and what we’ve learned along the way may be helpful to you! Click here to learn more.