THE POWER OF SYNERGY: WHY JOINING A MASTERMIND GROUP WILL HELP YOU TO ACHIEVE YOUR GOALS FASTER
It is easy to set goals and envision the kind of life you want to live, the kind of business you want to run, the kind of milestones you want to achieve. However, once you get down to actualizing these dreams, it seems a bit harder than you expected. Your family and friends either do not share your vision, or think your ideas are too risky and do not know how to support you. Sometimes it gets hard to wake up everyday, because you hit a major roadblock and you are too stuck to make any progress. Even more likely, you do not know who to turn to when you need to assess the best direction to take to ensure you accomplish a certain goal.
Does this sound like a challenge you have encountered in your entrepreneurial journey?
Well there is hope for you yet as we share one of the least known secrets behind a large majority of the world’s most successful and influential people. The keywords are collaboration, synergy and teamwork. That is the best place to start.Basically, like Henry Ford says,’ If everyone is moving forward together, then success takes care of itself’.
So how does one get to be a part of this kind of super team that will help make their dreams work? Well, have you heard of a mastermind group? A mastermind group is a peer to peer mentoring group used to help members solve their problems with input and advice from other group members. The term was coined by famous author Napoleon Hill, in his book ‘The law of success’, which he further expounded on in his other book ‘Think and grow rich’. Essentially, the reasoning behind it is that, when two or more minds come together, they create an invisible intangible force that can be likened to a bigger and better mind, the master mind.
‘There is immense power when a group of people with similar interests gets together to work towards the same goals’ - Idowu Koyenikan. This power is what is called synergy.
By definition, synergy is the combined power of a group of things, when they are working together, which is greater than the total power achieved by each working separately. ‘Synergy is what happens when one plus one equals ten, or a hundred or even a thousand! It is the profound result when two or more respectful human beings determine to go beyond their preconceived ideas to meet a great challenge’ - Stephen Covey.
Joining a mastermind group therefore gives you the opportunity to work with like-minded individuals, in a setting where you all understand your mission and encourage each other to pursue your goals.
You get to tap into the wisdom of a group of leaders, get exposure to different perspectives, while drawing on the diverse skills and experiences of each and every member, which helps you to shorten your learning curve and set more realistic goals. You also gain clarity, focus and inspiration to make more informed decisions in your entrepreneurship journey. On top of all that you have a group of people who you are accountable to, which means you have less chance of giving up prematurely because your issues/ problems are less daunting once you share and brainstorm on ways to deal with it. None of us is as smart as we would be once we put multiple heads together. As Oliver Wendell Holmes says, ‘Many ideas grow better when transplanted into another mind than the one where they sprang up’.
In summary, this is what you get from being an active member of a mastermind group;
- Increase your own experience and confidence
- Sharpen your business and personal skills
- Add an instant and valuable support network
- Get honest feedback, advice and brainstorming sessions on arising issues and challenges
- Borrow on the experience and skills of other members
- Receive critical insights into yourself
- A sense of shared endeavour-the encouragement that there are others out there going through exactly what you are going through and that you are not alone.
- Optimistic peer support in maintaining positive mental attitude
- Your own personal counselors and advisory board
- The ability to Innovate. Innovation is best achieved from collaboration because collaboration allows us to know more than we are capable of knowing by ourselves.
With that said, you need to join a mastermind group if you want to;
- Grow professionally / personally
- Share connections and networks unattainable on your own
- Brainstorm creatively with peers
- Gain accountability to reach better goals
- Have an encouraging team working on your behalf
- Share and celebrate successes and milestones together
- Be supported and to give back your support just as much
- Break out of your box, and reach new levels of success
The beauty of teamwork is that when one person wins, everybody wins. ‘The strength of the team is in each individual member and the strength of each member is the team.‘
So what are you waiting for, start your journey today into finding a mastermind group that is the right fit for you. Instead of agonizing and struggling alone, wondering why every day your dreams seem to slip further and further away, make the smart decision to journey with people who are moving in the same direction as you. As George Shinn says, ‘There is no such thing as a self made man. You will reach your goals with the help of others’.
In this regard, we are hosting a Mastermind group and we encourage any and all like minded entrepreneurial students to come to learn, discuss and grow. This is a location where we can discuss our problems in business and come up with solutions to help each other, talk about business related topics, and more importantly an area where we can connect.
The meetings will occur Virtually over zoom, every Sunday at 8:00pm – 9:30pm EAT.
The best part is that it is absolutely free to join! If you are interested in joining, or have further questions, simply send us an email at [email protected] to reserve your space for the next session. We believe that students are intelligent, innovative, adaptable and creative, so when we unite, together we can make a huge difference in our communities.