A powerful way to manage change or achieve a goal

When you decide to make a change in your life, or experience change and you’re uncertain what to do, how do you go about deciding the specific steps of action or find the best way to manage it?’

Of course you can ask for help from someone who has already experienced the change, challenge or goal you want to achieve. That’s fine, but there’s another way which will enable you to explore many possibilities to help you decide on ALL THE specific actions to take.

I run a business alone, just me and nobody else. I have no intention to run a business any bigger than just me. There have been times over the years when I was uncertain of my next move or I had a challenge or opportunity and didn’t know how to go about managing it or getting the most out of it.

I knew I needed to have a team of people around me to help me. But how was I going to create such a team and still keep my business with a staff count of just one?

About 2010 I read a phenomenal book called ‘Think And Grow Rich’ by Napoleon Hill. This book was written in 1937. The chapter that resonated the most with me was chapter 10 entitled, ‘The power Of The Master Mind’.

By the way, a more contemporary name might be a ‘Peer Support Group’. Let’s stick with Master Mind for the moment 😊

I contacted 5 other professional speakers to form a Master Mind. We meet up, sometimes face to face, sometimes online) for a whole day every six to eight weeks. We each bring an issue challenge or opportunity to the table and everyone explores and discusses the best solutions. Why? Because four, five, six brains looking for a solution is far more powerful than one brain having to do it on their own.

So how does this apply to you? You can do exactly the same whether you work alone or within an organisation.

If you work alone form a Master Mind with a group of people within your network. Who do you know, like and trust and think would also benefit from being part of such a group?

If you work within an organisation, you may already have a ready-made Master Mind ie the team you work with. I speak at a lot of sales conferences and sales teams are a natural starting point for a Master Mind.

You could create a Master Mind across departments. I’ve spoken to many Executive Assistant and HR groups where they now do just that. If you’re in leadership you could form a Master Mind group across organisations with other people in similar roles to you. For instance a Master Mind of Finance Directors or General Managers. You really want to form such a group with a similar role to you, (obviously ensuring there’s no competition) because you will have the same if not similar issues, challenges and opportunities.

Ideally it’s best to meet on a regular basis as very trusting relationships and bonds will form enabling the group to get very deep and intimate with the solutions.

Whether we run a business on own, or work within a large organisation as part of a team or in silos we don’t have to be on our own.

We’ll always have to deal with and manage uncertainty and change and it can be a lot easier than we think. Especially when we’re part of a mutually supportive group.

If you think now would be a good time to form a Master Mind and would like to know how to go about it just clickerate here :)

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