TOTW 031: The Importance of Having a Mastermind

March 27, 2015 · Podcast

Importance of a Mastermind
Being a business owner or entrepreneur can be lonely. Not everyone thinks like us.

Whether you are a “solopreneur”, or the owner of a business with employees, you probably find yourself surrounded by like-minded people less often than you’d like.

Our brains don’t tend to think like others. Surrounding ourselves with like-minded, goal-sharing individuals can be extremely valuable.

Running a business is stressful. Our minds are going in a hundred different directions.

I have found being in a mastermind group as one of the biggest boosts in my business. I get to meet with others in the same situation, and who are going through some of the same crazy emotions and struggles as I am. They are trying different things, having different experiences, and can provide value that I cannot get from family, friends, or employees. They can motivate me, validate ideas, save me from mistakes they’ve made, and vice versa.

In This Episode:

This week is a short podcast I recorded while driving home from a mastermind meeting. I was stuck in traffic and decided to record while the topic was fresh on my mind.

The audio might not be great but it is raw and right from the heart. I was fresh off of a couple rough business days and talking with a friend who was having the same experience.

Here’s an article I mention in the episode:

http://www.inc.com/magazine/201309/jessica-bruder/psychological-price-of-entrepreneurship.html