If you’re not growing, you’re dying. I’d wager some big money that you’re someone who wants to grow. The fact you’re reading this tells me that!
Growth in business is something that everyone in our coaching program, or our mastermind groups is focused on. Growing themselves. Growing their revenue. Growing their leadership.
Focusing on growth is so powerful, and we’ve now been doing this with our clients for years. And the results have been staggering at times!
A key to their success is the fact they’re not alone in what they’re doing.
As I was thinking about that recently, I said to myself, “‘I need to be able to share with people the power of growing through a community.'”
Below are 3 keys to look for in a great mastermind or accountability group.
We’ve also got a phenomenal FREE download detailing 10 things to look for with an accountability group. This is coming straight out of our groups. The things that are making our clients absolutely successful!
We’ve talked about masterminds on The Chris LoCurto Show before, about how powerful they are, but there are some new things I want to share with you.
Network Of Challenging Minds
First off, you may be wondering what that is! Well, here you go!
A network of challenging minds is:
Like-minded individuals who are focused on pushing each other to grow themselves and others in the process in the same area (i.e. Entrepreneur, leadership, small business).
If you are not surrounded by people who are like-minded, by people who are aiming for the same goal, than how in the world are you growing you?
There Is incredible Power In Community
There are 2 aspects to community. Having it; having people around you to keep you from being isolated in your own thoughts. It’s also a community of people that are sharing the same experience.
When you have that community of people sharing the same experience, growth happens. Jim Rohn said a long time ago that, “You are the sum of the five people you hang out with the most.”
If you have 5 people that you spend most of your time with, whatever that is, whether it be work influence, whether it be family influence, whatever those influences are, the top 5 people that you hang out with, that’s your influence.
Having that community is incredibly powerful when it comes to your growth, assuming those people are healthy for you.
So why is community so important? Well first off, when you’re not surrounded by folks who are going through the same struggles you are and who are taking the same walk you are, what happens is you become isolated.
This tends to happen even if you have friends and family you spend time with because they’re not experiencing a lot of the same stuff that you are.
This means they have difficulty relating to your day-to-day issues, stressors, problems, and even successes. You can’t talk through growth, leadership challenges, goal setting, work-life balance, and all of the stuff that comes with being your own boss.
And when that happens, you become isolated, and with isolation comes being left alone to your own thoughts.
When we are left to our own thoughts, we get ourselves in trouble. You need to have folks who are walking the same path as you. It also lends to accountability.
People willing to take on the responsibility to hold others accountable to their own expectations. How they accomplish this is by not filling their own needs but by helping others to achieve theirs.
Accountability is incredibly vital to growth.
It starts with you and asking questions like these:
“What are my expectations?” What are my goals?” What are the initiatives that will move me toward accomplishing those goals”
Once you have your expectations down, it’s time to build people into your life to help you get there.
If you get the right group, it’s nearly impossible to not achieve and grow.
As you experience life with others who are experiencing the same thing with you, it is amazing how much you grow. I can’t tell you how greatly my leadership blossomed when I started spending much more time with smart, healthy people.
A lot of the people you may have heard on the show are people I experience life with. We do things outside of business. We talk a lot of business, we share a lot of stuff on that level, but we also go to dinner together, and some of us go on vacations together.
As you share life together with folks who have a growth mindset, who are willing to hold you accountable, who have challenging minds, an amazing thing happens, you grow. And you grow exponentially.
Again, when it comes to business, if you are not growing, you are dying. Period! Every long-term, successful business succeeds by having a continuous growth mindset. Therefore, it is important to have like-minded people around you.
These are the things we do to help our clients be absolutely successful and grow like crazy.
Question: What do you suggest people look for in a mastermind or accountability group?
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