Since 2016 I’ve been running mastermind groups in Perth for small business owners, solopreneurs and creatives, and they are the most fun thing I do as part of my social media and blogging business. It’s such a privilege to get to work with these wonderful people on an ongoing basis – and to see their work results and businesses flourish!
What is a mastermind group? (And why are they magical?)
While the concept of mastermind groups is becoming more popular, you may not really know what they are, so let me explain my take on them. In my case, I bring together groups of four or five people here in Perth, who are either small business owners, authors, artists, solopreneurs, coaches, or have an online presence as part of their work and all of them want to do their work better.
My mastermind groups have an emphasis on the social media and blogging aspects of promoting your work, but they regularly turn into more general small business advice – for example, recently the mini-training part of one of our sessions, by request, was about the most suitable invoicing software to use; we also look a lot at productivity and getting things done, because being self-motivated when you are working for yourself can be a tricky thing (I should know, I’m an expert procrastinator!).
But why are these groups magical? I think it’s because they are an example of the whole being far greater than the sum of its parts. When I first began a mastermind group back in early 2016, I knew that I could help the group members with information, and particularly that having regular meetings and a lot of accountability for tasks to achieve between meetings would help a lot, and it does.
But there’s more than that. In each group, the individuals have made strong (and I predict, lasting) connections with each other, and each of them now feels that there are these other people nearby who have a thorough understanding of their business and a sincere interest in them succeeding. When you work for yourself, this feeling can be hard to come by, and that’s the magic.
How does a mastermind group work?
Each of my groups has either four or five members, plus me, plus a LOT of fun. Here are all the details:
- We meet three times per school term, for two hours each session, at my home office in Duncraig. Times are usually 9.30am-11.30am on a weekday or 1pm-3pm on a Saturday.
- Each session includes checking up on agreed goals (your “homework”), some kind of mini-training on an agreed topic (usually, but not always, connected to social media, blogging or online strategy), ten minutes per person “in the hot seat” where we all try to help them with a particular problem or brainstorm, and then some time to agree on what homework you’ll complete before the next session.
- Each group has a secret Facebook group where you can chat with me and your fellow masterminders, and there’s also a “Mastermind Mash Up” Facebook group where all of my mastermind members get to know each other, ask questions, get feedback on your newest blog post or pretty much anything else you want or need. We also have a couple of meet-ups in real life each year so you can get to know people from the other groups.
- The cost is currently $175+GST per school term, payable ahead of each term – which is great value, if I do say so myself! (School terms listed here!)
Curious about joining a mastermind?
Get in touch! You can email me with any questions at all, or if you’re already convinced that a mastermind is for you, you can fill out this form with some details and your availability and I’ll be in touch ASAP.
You can read more about my mastermind groups in these posts: