At the first High Stakes Mastermind Group’s social event, a happy hour, I personally invited people I thought would be excellent members of the groups to meet some of the current members who are known for their collaborations and teamwork approach mindsets. We had such a blast that evening so we stayed at the venue well past the ending time of the event. But the conversations and connections were just too good to cut short.
I predicted certain invitees would really hit it off with others. Sure enough, not only were the social connections and collaborations immediate, but right in front of me business deals were made. I knew it! In other words, that evening went above and beyond just the social event it was intended to be. I mean, the instant teamwork was really inspirational!
Looking back before that event and forward from the days since then, many more such business deals have generated. Click, click, click. That easily. I discovered something about myself that I even mentioned in a Tweet and Facebook update; I’m very skillful at creating collaborations and relationships that get results.
Do I feel funny about “blowing my own horn”? Nope! Here’s why- because it benefits other people. It’s a tremendous feeling to put two or more people together and see them both gain and achieve business and personal goals as a result. That’s what High Stakes Masterminds is founded on.
So I created a diagram to illustrate the trend.
This diagram represents some of the various businesses that are members of HSMmG and their collaborations with each other.
See how our members, coming from various industries gain from the close relationships with each other?
High Stakes Mastermind groups are for masterminding. We are not a networking group. Although, of course, close trusted relationships develop. And the members of the Mastermind groups tend to do more business with one another than anybody else they meet through a networking group. They get to know each other on a more intimate and confidential basis and so they trust one another, do business with one another, and refer one another. Not because they have to, like a BNI group, but because they choose to.
Our Physician used one of the retailer members for specialty products. The marketer has done projects for other members. The restaurant owner’s venues will provide locations for our events. The relator and interior designer make for cross referrals as they are auxiliary businesses.
This contributes to people who are members of Mastermind groups growing their businesses as at a rate 15% higher than people who are not in Mastermind groups.
You can be part of this pretty picture – and make your mother proud too!