Comfort can be limiting
The other night at a party, my friend Bob and I got into a discussion about reading books. How we read them. He’s a diehard Kindle user and I like reading books. The real ones, with front and back covers and pages in between. Bob was adamant that his way was better. He likes highlighting passages and making notes. OK. Fine. I have a Kindle too. But no matter how insistent Bob got, it wasn’t going to change the fact that I rather read a real book.
Bob was trying to pigeonhole me into always reading my books on a Kindle, Nook or iPad because that’s the way he likes to read, even when I kept telling him I’d rather just read a real book. I love holding real books!
In my business mastermind groups we won’t pigeonhole you into doing your business the way we want you to. We help you brainstorm and process your ideas. We are a sounding board, supporting you in getting your goals accomplished in the best way that’s comfortable for you. I have a signature system in the way that I work with my clients. Having said that just because it’s a system, doesn’t mean that it’s rigid. It means that it’s a process that works and is successful.
“Pigeonholing” is often a concern when it comes to work, like getting stuck in a niche or considered limited in your capabilities as Cheryl Dahle wrote in her article for Fast Company: https://www.fastcompany.com/52849/escape-your-pigeonhole
The Joy of Epiphany Moments
But I look at it as being limited in your business mastermind choices and worse yet, how the mastermind itself functions. Having said that, I’m not criticizing; just pointing out that there are many different forms and styles of mastermind groups, even once your narrow it down to business masterminds. You owe it to yourself to investigate before choosing.
One mastermind group I know, sits around a board-room table, like a family does at a dining room table and they just start talking about a topic. It might be marketing, it might be how to do your website; it could be any number of things. They sit and discuss it, and that works for them. That’s the way that group operates.
Another group I know of has a facilitator who sets a curriculum and the groups follows that from A-Z over a six month period. When the curriculum is complete the groups disbands and another starts.
Our High Stakes Mastermind Groups are based on you being able to process through a single page goal plan that we have helped you developed; so it’s very clear and time honored based on SMART goals. “SMART” goals are Specific, Measurable, Achievable, Results-oriented and Time-bound.
In the course of discussing what is going on in your business, we have an amazing way of processing thoughts and clarifying opportunities our groups result in “ah-ha!” moments. Epiphanies. Sometimes to the point of bringing on tears – happy tears.
We thrive on our ability to be achievement and accountability based sounding boards for our members. I tell each one that their goal plan is a “living document’ because it must flex with changes and updates in their business growth. That wouldn’t be possible if we clung to the status quo. In fact you could say we’re about taking you out of your pigeonhole.