Let’s face it. Men are different from women. And owning, managing and operating a business is no different.
Having spent many hours dedicated to attending various business networking groups and meeting with other like-minded women; I realized there is a missing link. I have spent countless hours talking with others about their business, countless hours talking about my business and at the end of the day… retreat to the office loaded with new contacts and ideas only to find myself overwhelmed and/or have no idea how to go about implementing all the thoughts and ideas.
Lots of words, little or no action – missing link!
Frustrated with yet another networking group, I returned home one night and with a friend began expressing my thoughts out loud. (It is amazing the ideas that can be borne by expressing thoughts out loud) My spoken words revealed to me that the missing piece to so many of the efforts I put out there can be found through collaboration, idea generating and problem solving. I pulled all of the skills and techniques that I learned out from my past life and brought them face to face with me right then and there. The thoughts kept pouring out of me.
As a trained facilitator, I could take other like minded women through the same processes I learned years ago. I will start with women. (Consider a man’s group later.) Limit the group size in an effort to form a trusting and respectful relationship; and long enough for the group to maximize on opportunities. The potential for others just like me to make a direct and significant impact to their bottom line is out there just waiting to happen! I can facilitate a group of great minds through a process of discovery and application; and then these same great minds mentor each other holding ourselves and others accountable for our word. Our mentality will be similar to a board of directors. WHAT A CONCEPT! Inspired by my friend with her spoken words (once I let her have time to say something that is!) why don’t you do it?
And that is how the business was borne.
The fact that Masterminds and Mentors domain was available was confirmation to move forward. The other confirmation was how quickly and how beautifully another dear friend of mine created the exciting logo for Masterminds and mentors. I love it!
The first group gelled quickly; to a person experiencing some phenomenal results. Each meeting we leave feeling high with excitement and can’t wait to get together the next time. Some fear also sets in following the meeting, typically surrounding how many terrific opportunities there are to work. Fear of the unknown is a natural reaction for us to feel and quite frankly; a welcome motivator. More on this group of fabulous women down the line.
Until then, men….get ready. We will have something for you too!