Little Known Secrets
Being a leader is tough. And often isolating. And a good mentor can be difficult to find.
A mastermind group can help you gain access to both a community and mentoring, while giving you competitive advantages.
With a combination of brainstorming and co-mentoring, members of mastermind groups network with high-achievers and gain these five little known career benefits.
Work peers understand what it’s like to be at the top. They can provide encouragement to make tough decisions and to elevate your leadership skills. Wisdom often comes from a different perspective or an experienced advisor.
There’s a story that goes around in mastermind groups about a wildly successful chicken farmer whose farm was on the banks of a beautiful river. The only problem was, every few years, the river would flood the farm and drown the unfortunate chickens.
The farmer went to a leadership mastermind group and asked for their opinion about what she should do.
After some brainstorming and discussion, the group agreed on their advice: “Buy ducks.”
Joking aside, neuroscience has shown that accountability is the fastest way to keep you on track. It leads to action and actions create success.
The peer pressure of being in a group helps you close the gap between where you are and where you want to be. It gets you out of the loop of churning over your options and second guessing yourself and instead, moves you into making choices.
Burnout, cynicism, and exhaustion seem to be something women leaders live with in the current world of ambiguous change. Juggling draining work interactions and family responsibilities can take a toll on your health and peace of mind.
A mastermind group is where you can go to get reenergized and learn how to control your environment instead of it controlling you. With ideas from other smart achievers, it is possible to work smarter, not harder.
Be Promoted 6 x More
Women who mentor others are promoted six times more than those who do not mentor. Even just having a mentor increases the chances of employees being promoted by five times.
In a mastermind group, you learn best practices for mentoring others and they will mentor you. This process of co-mentoring increases your chances of being promoted, as shown in this recent case study at Sun Microsystems.
Smart leaders make time for planning and reflection. Without it, confidence wanes.
Members of my mastermind groups take a few hours once-a-month to step out of the day-to-day crush and focus on setting an agenda for their career and business. By focusing on leveraging their strategic advantage, they create amazing results in income and time freedom.
Ask yourself: What would you gain by having a few hours each month to receive each of these essential benefits? Enrollment opens for my Women’s Mastermind groups this summer, join us?