The Power of the MasterMind

So today I’m hopping on a plane and heading to D.C.

Say a prayer for me for a safe flight, and for my husband for an uneventful week ahead.

This will be the first time since my son’s health issues that I’ve left him alone with the kids. And I’m doing it again next month, too.

In my last few posts, I’ve talked about priorities and sacrifice. Today’s Sweetest Day in the States, which is just another holiday cooked up by the greeting card industry to give Walentine’s day a partner in crime.

So on a day of remembering your love, I’m leaving town.

I swear, it’s not a Freudian thing.

This will also be the first time I’ve ever connected live and in person with the members of my amazing mastermind group.

These four fantastic women have made the commitment every week to hop on the phone, wherever they are in the world, and share their joys, concerns, wins, challenges, and ideas to help bolster each other, celebrate, and challenge both personal and professional growth.

Watch out Washington D.C.! If congress could work together like that, what an amazing country this would be!

In the months we’ve been together, there have been amazing milestones. Financial (the first $20,000 month), personal (dealing with serious family issues), and organizational (building companies from scratch right before our eyes). Breakthroughs, bonding and business building are a “weekly thang” for us. It’s truly remarkable.

We’ve called in on vacation in Hawaii, while driving in the mountains, or having a sleep over at a friend’s house. We’ve seen each other through family trials, business trials and courtroom “trials”.

And for the first time ever, we’re all going to be in the same room at the same time on Sunday.

Oh what a day that will be.

Now, I can’t speak for the others in my group. But for me, this has been (and continues to be) one of the most powerful groups in which I have ever been involved. thanks to the support of these amazing women, I’ve watched my business and my life blossom into something I never expected.

To be frank, I came to the group thinking I had little more than my wild ideas to contribute. I felt like I was going to be pulling down the average with these amazing women.

You know the Jim Rohn-ism “you are the average of the 5 people you hang around most”? Well, I was worried that after spending most of the day with my children, I’d have little to offer these fine ladies.

And yet, this has been the most amazing give and take, idea-generating, business boosting group. And they all tell me the same thing – so I can hope that I’ve had SOME hand in all that positive energy going around.

I’ve been re-reading Think and Grow Rich this week as I prepare for both my trip to D.C. and to Ali Brown’s SHINE event in Vegas. (shameless plug)

Regardless of your stance on the whole “law of attraction” philosophy, there’s something to be said for having a mastermind type group. When you are able to brainstorm and bounce ideas off other people, inevitably, something bigger and better comes out of it.

For this reason, if for no other, I am a firm believer that everyone needs a mastermind of their own.

And so, I’m boarding a plane today, to not only connect with these wonderful people, but to share my gratitude in person. I already know there’ll be laughter, tears and a ton of fun on this trip.

I’m also doing major league annual planning – something on a bigger scale than I’ve ever done before in my business. I’m nervous, excited and can’t wait to report back all the exciting news and developments from the weekend.