Hello Friends. I thought I’d talk about the power of mastermind in creating our success.
Just about all the great success stories and leaders in their fields of any kind will attest to the fact that they had mentors and/or were part of a mastermind group.
It must make sense when we think about it, learn from others who are achieving what we desire to achieve.
“Deliberately seek the company of people who influence you to think and act on building the life you desire.” ~ Naploeon Hill
In our Book Arb community, we are supremely blessed to have a huge Book Arb super-brain and mastermind group built in already. I absolutely love this. But this mastermind effect only takes effect when we plug into it, utilize it and contribute to it.
If I may, let me share an example of how this played out for myself and Tom.
Pre the August textbook peak season last year we were having a conversation with one of the other mentors. We were discussing how we were getting ready for August season. He said something to us that stunned us in it’s brilliance, simplicity and yet it had not occurred to us.
He asked us what our goal was for selling inventory during textbook season and we said ‘Oh, about 40% would be great, in one month,’ that was our expectation.
He said, ‘why not 100% of your inventory?’ I was stunned because as obvious as it was, it had not occurred to us. So that one conversation changed our approach and our results.
You may well ask, ‘did you sell 100% of your inventory?’ The answer is no, we sold 80.5% of our inventory. The cynic may say that’s nearly 20% off your goal but we were thrilled because we doubled what we previously thought was possible.
Our vision expanded with one conversation and now our sales are superior on an ongoing basis because our expectations have expanded.
So today, I am encouraging you to consider the value of this mastermind principle found in our community.
For me it’s like a massive sleeper asset that comes alive when we use it and contribute to it. This is what is in place already. We all have a wealth of experience and knowledge together which is powerful and unique to our niche market. We have world class support and answers to questions.
We are forging new highways of success in easier and faster ways by sharing our successes and we can elevate ourselves and one another in our collaborative approach to success.
I love how Richard Branson put it,
“Two heads are definitely better than one and by sourcing ideas from each other, you have a better chance of coming up with a strategy that will allow your business to overcome a setback or challenge.” ~ Richard Branson
Think about how the knowledge you’ve gained already, that you take for granted as obvious, could be the piece of gold that turns the key for someone else and share it.
When you share wisdom you acquire it.
So if you approach the mastermind group going to give rather than going to get, magic happens and you will receive more than you ever thought possible – I promise.