The Ultimate Success Plan – Masterminding with Confidants
The journey to the top of your game, no matter what industry you’re in, can be a very lonely one, especially if you are a solopreneur or an entrepreneur. Sometimes, it will seem like nobody really understands you, from the professional challenges you face to the personal and social sacrifices that are sometimes involved with such a heavy time commitment as running your own business.
So as you climb the ladder, it’s exceptionally important to build your personal network of support and confidants. “Confidants”. Interesting word, right? Webster’s Dictionary describes “confidant” as “one to whom secrets are confided”. I can tell you from my years of Mastermind experience that one of the toughest issues that holds people back from progress is not having anyone to talk to. And I mean really talk to.
Confidants can help you in a number of ways. People that you meet in High Stakes Mastermind groups, for example, understand what challenges you’re facing, because they’re in the same positions and know those challenges to be true. Over time relationships and trust builds, which allow for the sharing of ideas, solutions and strategies. Confidants willingly share advice with you that worked in similar situations for them.
Confidants are important for every business person, but are even more important when you’re self-employed. This is because for much of the time, you’re likely working independently, or with your staff, without the aid of a corporate headquarters. Often, this means that you have no peers to bounce ideas for solutions and strategies off of. Those you are working with are often not on the same level.
Mastermind group members are often in other lines of work, and they can become true confidants with nothing to gain from your industry secrets.
One final promise for having confidants in a Mastermind group: that it’s an especially good idea to have confidants who are as successful and trained as you are, or even more so, to discuss ideas and strategies with – and to help you discover solutions to problems unique to your business.
We know confidentiality is so important our members sign a promissory agreement. But fear not, you’ll still see the evidence of it – in their success.