Mentorship, Masterminds and Mindset
I had a magazine deadline this week, and the article I wrote was about mentorship. Sometimes, I write about my own views, and back that up with secondary research. On other occasions, I hunt down authors and find out their experiences. That was the case this time. I met some fascinating authors, and I won’t spoil the article for you, but one of the things that jumped out as a common theme from the interviews was that their lives changed at the point at which they recognised they had a weakness and sought help.
Isn’t that interesting? People think of the word ‘help’ as a disempowering utterance. It’s not, though. When you have the strength to view yourself with clarity, seeing your strengths and weaknesses, and then take the proactive step to say ‘I need help, and THAT person has what can help me’ it’s a breakthrough moment. It’s not weak. It’s powerful. Not only did The Beatles make a stack of cash with the word ‘help’ by the way, but just look at them in the photo. If you’d driven past, not knowing who they were, would you have any idea how massive the next moment would be? You may be just about to make history yourself, and you don’t even know it.
Your mindset is like the electrical current that drives your actions. You need to work on it all the time. When you get together with a mastermind group, you get a whole electrical circuit going, and a mentor can help to guide the energy that arises from that so that you end up with a surge of powerful action, rather than a bunch of static. If you take consistent steps over 90 days or more, you can create unstoppable momentum to wherever you choose to be. That’s how I became an author and a columnist. Simple, consistent action, 90 day plans and a ‘keep calm and kick arse’ mindset.
Who’s adding to your energy? Who’s bringing things out in you that you can’t bring out in yourself? Everyone in that photo helped to create that moment in some way. Was Ringo the best drummer in the world? Hell no, but it wouldn’t have been the same band without him. He had SOMETHING that made The Beatles what it was. What about that woman in purple? Who the heck is she? No idea, but they all look comfortable with her being there. Maybe she said something to them in that ordinary moment that added something to the next moment. The people around you are crucial to your success or failure. As Joe Schroeder says: ‘Who you hanging around?’
I’m in a mastermind team right now, actually. It was closed, but they’ve opened it to friends of the members for a week. I just posted a video in our private Facebook group. It’s SO honest. I can’t quite believe what I confessed in this video. Wanna see it? It’s free to get into the mastermind team but you have to know that you want to succeed in your business (whatever your business is) and be committed to stand by your plan. If you choose to join us, let me know and I’ll make sure you get into that Facebook Group so you can see my shocking confessions first hand!