Masterminding is a term that gets thrown around a lot on the internet. It basically refers to collaborating with others, who usually are leaders in their respective fields, for the purpose of having a positive influence on one another.
Masterminding is perhaps the most important thing you can do if you want to succeed in life. Here’s why.
Firstly, if you want to go somewhere in life, you have 2 options. First, you can do what most do, and try and figure things out for yourself. As an example, if you started your own online home business, you could try to teach yourself HTML to write your own web pages. You could try to teach yourself search engine optimization to get your page ranked the highest. You could try to teach yourself how to generate buzz to get people to visit your site, to have them opt-in, and eventually to buy from you.
But that’s the difficult way.
Instead, what you should do, if you want to arrive at your final destination much faster, is find those that have made the trip already. Find those that have gone to where you want to go, those that have overcome the obstacles that you’ll likely encounter, and those that are willing to share with you.
It’s a pretty simple concept, but I’m always amazed at the number of people who try to figure everything out by themselves, (often because of pride or an inherent stubbornness) . If you want to climb Mount Everest, do you try to teach yourself about mountain climbing, or do you find someone who’s already done it and is willing to share?
Well, this is no different to starting a home based business. When I first started my own home based business, I had no idea what I was doing. I didn’t even know what a URL was, let alone how to get one. For a month, I tried to teach myself, but was overwhelmed with how much there was to learn, and before I knew it, I was in over my head. The interesting thing was, the more time and money I spent on my home business, the more determined I became to make it work- it began to literally consume me, and I refused to accept failure. My only options were to succeed, or to succeed.
So I reached out to the top income earners in my industry. I didn’t have much to offer them, except the promise that when I was in a position to help them somewhere down the track, I would do so 10 fold. And you know what? I learned more in a week from masterminding with these leaders than I would have learned in 3 months trying to figure it all out myself.
So if you take one thing away form this post, its this; you become those you associate with. If you want to improved your relationships, seek the advice of those who have excellent relationships. If you want to get in shape, work out with those who are fit and healthy. And lastly (and my favourite), if you want to be financially successful, seek out wealthy individuals to teach you how.
If your thinking about starting an online home based business, feel free to get in contact with me and leave a comment or question. I love sharing with and helping others.