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Old June 10, 2022, 10:28 AM
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Default A joining of energy too.

Well, we both have had some NOT so successful attempts these past two decades, and the learning was awesome, if not hard on the wallet, eh?

Another thing a Mastermind creates, is an ENERGY, maybe a third or seperate mind, but accountability and FOCUS is a big benefit too.

I think an ideal for me would be several TWO person Masterminds, like you and I have and you have with your brother...and although we had one also with Harvey Brody, which was more of a Mentoring rather than a Mastermind...his were/are mostly transactional.

It is the JOINING of the minds, the harmony created and the energy of the connection where the real power lies.

I'm more along the lines of a doubles team in tennis than a futbol or football team, where the results could be a "weak link" (ala Clev. Browns and Baker Mayfield, superbowl champs on paper, preseason, super chumps at the end)...

In a business, the more links you have the more likely it is one of them will either break down, or underperform and there is the getting the TIME for everyone to be a part of the mastermind meetings.

I think TEAMS in business of two people, maybe 3 will outperform teams of 5 or more almost every day of the week.

Joint Ventures can be a form of a Mastermind group, if both have skin in the game and want the same results.

So doubles in tennis over soccer, and although I root for the Browns, I never ever put any moolah on them, after all, Cleveland is the mistake on the lake (LeBron being the outlier/exception in Cleve. Sports history).


Originally Posted by Dien Rice View Post
Hi Gordon,

I agree with you... Two or three in a Mastermind works best...

I have been part of a Mastermind which was five of us working together in a business. I put the group together, but we were all peers...

It was a combination of a finance business - the money transfer industry - plus software which we developed ourselves. I brought the money transfer people, and the software people together, and placed myself in the group too... In a way where they couldn't remove me easily. (Since if people can bypass you - so they get more money themselves - they will!) That's where the "toll position" concept came in handy...!

The group itself worked well - but the business, unfortunately, failed (due to external circumstances beyond our control)...

I don't plan to do that again, though! (If I do, please call Bellevue...) It was a lot of work, and in this case, it didn't work out in the end... I think nowadays, I prefer to keep it simple...

Best wishes,

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