I was once told by someone that I was a cowboy. What? I’m from Jersey! No they said my attitude towards handling things. You believe that if you don’t do it yourself nobody will so you take on everything alone.
As I pondered that statement I knew it was true and in fact I’ve said that to myself on numerous occasions. Since then I’ve made an effort to “work well with others”. Mind you I still have moments of anxiety when I rely on others to do their part but I’ve also discovered the many different talents that can be drawn from to get what needs to be accomplished completed.
Essentially raising my son on my own for the last five years has instilled in me the belief that no man or woman is an island. I feel that if I didn’t have the support of family, co-workers, and teachers it would almost be impossible.
So what does this have to do with your goals? Everything! In order to achieve your goals you will need to get the support of others in one fashion or another. They may provide you information you need, their expertise, their time, or even do tasks for you. The point is you won’t reach your goals as quickly or at all without the help of others.
One method of accelerating the speed of reaching your goals is the use of a mastermind group. A mastermind group is a group of about 7 to 10 people all with a common goal to achieve their goals and help the other members achieve them as well.
A mastermind group is a very effective tool for all involved especially if you commonly fall victim to that goal killer called procrastination. Working with a group will keep you focused staying on track to achieving your goals. It will also provide you the opportunity to help others achieve theirs. A mastermind group gives you the dynamics of accountability, support, mentorship, skills sharing, Idea sharing, leadership, and much more.
There is lots of information on the internet regarding mastermind groups. If you would like more information I found this article to be of help: http://www.passionforbusiness.com/articles/mastermind-group.htm.
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