When I made the move from corporate executive to small business owner, I totally under-estimated just how big a transition that would be. Have you ever taken something on, only to find out that you are WAY out of your element? It’s both exciting and scary as hell!
Among the best things that I have done to help face some of the challenges of building a business is to learn from others. After all, success leaves clues, doesn’t it? And one of the things I learned from other successful people is all about the power of masterminds. I actively participate in two and they have been major contributors to my growth and to my confidence as a business leader.
I recently returned from three full days with my Marvelous Master Mind team. These are people I have met through our affiliation as part of Brendon Burchard’s Center Ring. These amazing individuals have all been very successful in their lives and past careers and have now turned their attention to making the world a better place by using their knowledge, skills, abilities and experiences to help others get up the learning curve a bit faster than their own rise.
We come from different industries, different backgrounds, and different parts of the world –and yet, what we have in common is our insatiable need to learn and grow and to help others learn and grow. Each of us has struggled, but none of us will give up. We provide support and encouragement to each other. We openly share our successes and our failures, our best practices, and our hard-won lessons—with a view toward helping each other create more success for ourselves and for the others that we touch.
It is a special experience. It is a special bond. And I am so grateful to have these beautiful people in my life. What an inspiration to see someone experience a breakthrough moment of clarity that motivates him or her to take the next steps in the process with renewed confidence. And what a comfort to know that –whatever you may be up against – these smart people have your back.
How much more you are able to accomplish when people you respect challenge your thinking and your limiting beliefs by providing alternative solutions and a new perspective to the problem you are facing.
So, what about you? Where do your new ideas and fresh perspectives come from? Who has your back? To whom are you contributing your experience to help them improve?
I’d love to hear from you. Please comment, let me know if you like this post and share it with others.
#leadership #mastermind #personalgrowth #professionaldevelopment