“The Mastermind Team” “Coordination of knowledge and effort, in a spirit of harmony, between two or more people, for the attainment of a definite purpose.” – Napoleon Hill “Think and Grow Rich”
It’s only been about a year and a half since I discovered the exciting world of direct sales and online marketing as an entrepreneur. In that time, I’ve been exposed to information that has literally changed my life. In the network marketing industry I’ve made some of the most powerful connections of business leaders and serious entrepreneurs around the world. I’ve met people who I consider close friends and valuable allies. I know from the information we’ve shared that they feel the same way.
One of the reasons I absolutely love the network marketing industry is the sense of community I’ve seen and felt. When you get started in a home business it can be extremely lonely. In many cases not only will your friends and family offer little encouragement, they will actually tell you to “stop chasing rainbows,” or that “those types of things never work out.”
That is why it is vital to find other people in the industry who are in the trenches, doing the work, in order to mastermind with and bounce ideas off of. It’s a good idea to find people promoting the same business or marketing system you are. These are people other than your sponsor who you have no financial connection to.
I’m often asked if there was one turning point in my business. For me it was when I formed my first mastermind team. To this day, I have people in that original group of marketers who I speak with several times per week. Not only is this a great way to share new ideas, but you can encourage each other to work towards your individual goals. Reassure each other that your struggles are worth-while and to keep your eyes on the bigger picture.
Live events are great places to find and network with those people. Not only can you make powerful business alliances and new friends, but you begin to feel a real sense of community. You realize that you are not alone in this business. I am extremely excited to attend in a few weeks, my second live event in my primary marketing system. Not only for the information I will acquire and what applying that information will do for my business, but for the people and the community. For the old relationships I will strengthen and the new profitable connections I will make.