I noticed on the internet, one of the big things people search on Google and YouTube is how to structure a Mastermind group. My name is Joe Burnich and I’ve been running Mastermind groups since 2015, in-person and online through Zoom. Right now, I have an awesome Zoom group I would like to invite you to, just click on the link below for an invite. . Here’s my typical rotating structure:
- Hot Seat
- 30- Day Challenge
- Round Table Discussion
The Mastermind group that I facilitate is mainly for entrepreneurs and new business owners and anyone who might be struggling to get their business off the ground. This structure can work for any kind of Mastermind group, whether it’s weight loss or a book club, It doesn’t matter. The bottom line is you have to have structure. I actually had somebody call me up the other day and say, “Hey! I’m interested in your Mastermind group because the one I’m in is unstructured. We jump on for two hours once a week and try to figure out what we’re going to talk about. “I don’t like this format and I want something more structured.”
First, always have something planned for the next week and let the Mastermind know at the end of the group. So no matter what you do, I would always have something planned for the next week and let your members know what’s up for the next week. Every month I have one Hot Seat. This is where someone volunteers to let the Mastermind know a particular issue they are facing. Then, all 8 to 12 people brainstorm that issue. Imagine having 12 people know your specific issue and each of them providing feedback. Every Hot Seat ends in suggestions with direct execution strategies. It’s tough, but effective.
The next group we have is our 30-Day Challenge, usually at the beginning of the month. For the 30-Day Challenge, everyone sets a challenge for themselves.
“Hey, I’m going to make eight cold calls each day, Monday through Friday for the next thirty days!”
Right now, my 30-Day Challenge is to make one video a day for the next 30 days and I’M ON TRACK! I want to make a video a day for the next 30 days.
A 30-Day Challenge can be:
- A combination of the two.
Either way, you want to have something set up so people know what to expect when the meeting starts. A couple other examples of the groups our Mastermind has are Round Table Discussions and Workshops where one of our members teaches us about their specific product, business, or skill they possess.
PLAN IT IN ADVANCE!
Planning for your Mastermind, if you want it to be effective and have people stick around, is very important. So when talking about structure I have a spreadsheet and try to get three or four meetings planned out in advance. I hate the “what are we going to do next week” type of feeling. Most members don’t like that feeling either. They want something set up and ready to go!
Structure helps me AND the group.
I tell them, “Hey, next week we are doing a hot seat because John is having this type of issue so everybody get ready for it . Start thinking about it.” Or, “Next week is the 30-day challenge. So start thinking about what you want to accomplish in the next month. What’s really going to move the needle?” I let the group know the week prior. Then, I’ll also send out an e-mail the day before the meeting starts with a little breakdown of what to expect, what we’re going to be talking about. This email is just a reminder because nobody wants to come in cloudy. I also like to have a little schedule on our Mastermind website that lets people know what’s coming up. This way, they can decide, “Do I really need to make this meeting?” I’ve got this other important thing. Should I skip this one and go visit my grandmother?
You just have to have structure – FIND WHAT WORKS FOR YOU!!!
If you really want to know how to structure a Mastermind group, JUMP into a group that has structure and learn from it! You don’t have to copy it, but you can learn from it and decide, okay, this is what makes me feel good. Now that you know what makes the members feel good and they’re going to stick around!
What I’d like to do is invite you to check out one of our groups. We have a free trial and you can come and check out a meeting, join us for ONE meeting. Then, if you like it, you can stick around. You can sign up. We’re very budget friendly because we FOCUS on new business owners.
Click on the link below to find out what the current pricing is. Remember, you can even check out one of our meetings for free. If it is, then you can stick around. We’ll invite you to join long-term, if you’re a good fit.
Like I said, my name is Joe Burnich. Click on the link below and let’s get started now.