I have four different types of meetings I stick to. Keep in mind, different Mastermind groups do things differently. Most groups will have what is called a hot seat. A hot seat is where one person jumps in and says, “Here’s my business and the issues I’m having right now. Can you please brainstorm and give me ideas on how to break through or how to get unstuck?” “What are your ideas, connections, resources, or referrals?” A hot seat can go all kinds of crazy directions, and it’s really fun to see what happens.
Most people usually leave the hot seat with three or four pages of notes. Some people are overwhelmed and can’t handle all the options. Other people are really good at boiling down and being like, boom, I like that one. I like that one and I like that one. I’m going to take action on those this week or this month and they have massive breakthroughs. I’ve had it happen to me with my own marketing agency. With an agency with employees and over 200 clients, just imagine what can happen. You can easily get stuck with all kinds of issues. A hot seat will break through those issues. Check out some hot seats below to see people breaking through real issues and getting awesome ideas. Watch them get excited and see their eyes light up when they get these new ideas.
We do hot seats once a month or more depending on the need because it is the most powerful part of a Mastermind in my opinion. I decided to mix it up and make it a little more fun and engaging. In my Mastermind groups I do a few other things. I include a 30-day challenge meeting once a month, typically at the beginning of the month. Everyone sets a 30-day challenge for themselves. A goal they are trying to reach or a habit they are trying to create—or break. It’s something you publicly state and each week we ask if you are you on track or off track? What this does is create accountability. If you’re having problems focusing, following through and sticking with things, or if you have “shiny object syndrome” and cant focus, then the 30-day challenge portion of a Mastermind will be very powerful for you.
Next, we conduct subject matter expert workshops. Everyone In the group has awesome knowledge, something specific they can share, or something they can provide to the group. Once a month we’ll have a workshop, so somebody will teach the group what they know. Then, we’ll get a round table discussion going on and we’ll start talking about it, hashing it out, using real life examples and answering questions. Often, other people chime in with their opinions and their experiences. The learning aspect of a workshop is essential and can take the group to the next level.
Another group we have is a round table discussion. In one of these grups I’ll throw out differnt questions like, “Why did you start your business?” or “Why do you really want to be in business for yourself?” It’s interesting to hear everyone’s answers. I know that being an entrepreneur is really cool right now but only 3% of the population has the DNA to become a true entrepreneur. Only 3% of the population has what it takes to really make a business that supports their lifestyle and this 3% has a huge impact on the world. Now, this doesn’t mean only 3% are doing it. There’s a lot of people that are struggling through entrepreneurship and round table discussions let us know how to help each other.
Another group we have is a favorite book group. What are the top three books that made the biggest impact on your life. Other groups we have are outsourcing discussions. What can you outsource? Who here is outsourcing? Who has outsourced overseas? Who has delegated tasks? We’ve also had A LOT of talk about COVID. At one round table, we had a breakthrough on how to do remote work with all the restrictions placed on business. We talked about what it means to your business and how we can pivot and shift to the weekly changing conditions.
I hope this gives you an idea of what happens in our Mastermind groups. If you click the links below, you can jump in and try out a real-life Mastermind, we’ll let you in for free for the first meeting. Then, after that, we have a very affordable option because we cater to the new business owner and the struggling solopreneur. This is not a high-level, $5,000 a year group. Our group is entry-level, new business owners because we want to get people up to the high level. Also, it’s just cool. It’s just a bunch of cool people I think you would really like.