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It’s Not Marriage, It’s A Mastermind Group

A Mastermind is an Experience, Not An Academic Pursuit.  It doesn’t require in-depth study.  Just get started!

Most Critical Element of a Mastermind

The critical piece of the mastermind group after creating the structure that will work for you and yield results, is that each person be fully “present” on the other person and come away with more than they contributed.

How do I become “present” for someone?

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Context vs. Content = Magic Moments

If you’re looking for “magic moments” in your mastermind group, you MUST focus on the context, not the content.

Yes, I know that content is king in other areas, but here, context is king!

It isn’t about the CONTENT; it’s about the CONTEXT, otherwise known as the “structure” of your group.

It’s not just the information and data you bring into your meeting.  The key is the structure you create that facilitates creativity that gives birth to fresh solutions.

Imagine this: You attend a meeting with your team, each one bringing their own agenda.  It’s assumed that you are all there for the same purpose because there is a written agenda for the meeting itself.  But are you sure that everyone is also playing as a team?  Does Jim want what you want?  Is Maria’s top priority to increase sales for the company or to just keep her job?   Are you there to support your team members or to simply air your case?

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How To Keep A Mastermind Group Motivated?

How do you keep a mastermind group going?
How do you keep a mastermind group motivated?

I get these questions in one form or another on a REGULAR basis.

Remember this:  In a mastermind group, performance is accelerated to the degree you get real with yourself and your mastermind group members.

If you want it, ask for it.  Don’t compromise.  Don’t small down because you think your mastermind group members will hate you for being honest.

In my research, the primary reason mastermind groups fall apart are a “lack of keeping it real” and in my book that means not asking for what you want.

I had this mentor once that was fond of saying, “You gotta get real to get rich.”  Now that motto applies to pretty much whatever you want to apply it to.  In this case motivation in your group.


The “One” You Feed, Wins

One evening a Cherokee elder told his grandson about the battle that goes on inside people.

He said, ‘My son, the battle is between the two ‘wolves’ that live inside us all. One is unhappiness. It is fear, worry, anger, jealousy, self-pity, resentment, and inferiority.

The other is Happiness. It is joy, love, hope, serenity, kindness, generosity, truth, and compassion.’

The grandson thought about it for a minute and then asked his grandfather, ‘which wolf wins?’

The old Cherokee simply replied, ‘The one you feed.'”

this story from P. 107 of  “Happy For No Reason” continues to support me and pops up at just the perfect time when support is needed.  My desire is that it lifts your wings as well.


Give Love

I recently heard this great song and saw this great video called “Give Love”.

It immediately warmed my heart and renewed my inspiration to spread some love.  I can’t think of a time when showing some love is more appropriate.  It refuels my loyalty to masterminding because it really cuts to the core of what defines a great mastermind group versus the same old tired group meeting that calls itself a “mastermind group”.

Have a listen.  Be with the words and share what it inspires in you.

With all the hurt going on around me, I’m still infinitely grateful for the blessings I have.  In this moments, it reminds me to show some love; give some love….whatever I define that to be to whomever I’m inspired to give some love.

And yes this IS personal!

And yes, this IS business!

Is it giving:   A client, a job, a hug, kind words, dinner out, a check, a gentle touch, a thank you, please, I love you, I appreciate you, the world is a better place with you….whatever it is, it’s perfect.

Tim Sanders even wrote a book about it called “Love Is The Killer App“.  He calls it “Biz Love”.

Sharing your network, knowledge and most impactful, your compassion.

You want to see change in you?  Around you?  Be the change by showing some love.

And speaking of being the change you wish to see in the world, here is a bonus video in honor of the man who is credited with that beautiful quote “be the change you wish to see in the world”

With Gratitude,


Getting It Done Mastermind

Risk. It’s Worth The Reward.

  • Maybe this is the day to stop waiting on finding  that perfect mastermind group and starting your own.
  • Maybe today is the day to say “yes” to that opportunity you’re not sure you can do.
  • Maybe today is the day that you earn your GSD degree.

Paul Jalbert, the founder of The Merlin Project gives a perspective on Risk.


It is said the second most common regret spoken by people in nursing homes is:
“I should have taken more risks.”

I don’t know about you, but I feel better about a risk I take that fails to deliver the experience
I am looking for, than I do about not taking a risk at all.

If you have little to lose in risking, go for it.  You have much more to lose in failing to risk.

Paul Jalbert, founder of The Merlin Project


SIMPLICITY: Want to Promote Your Cause? Keep it Simple!

Scott Harrison, founder of the organization charity: water, argues that the key to a successful charity is simplicity.

“You can all understand what we do up here in a sentence,” he explains, adding that it’s important to “show, rather than tell.”

What can you do?

Clarify your cause

Join a cause


Welcome to the World of SOCIALnomics

Connect, Collaborate, Contribute.


The Mastermind Manifesto from Thomas Mangum

NOW is the most critical time I’ve ever seen to come to together; to communicate; to collaborate; to contribute and make a difference in life.

It will NOT happen alone!

There are dozens of places to learn the mechanics of mastermind groups and just as many groups called “mastermind groups” paid and free.  The true key where the team at MastermindingNOW! excel is engaging “the 1+1=3 Way“; fostering a place of trust, authenticity, abundance and harmony where “magic moments” aren’t elusive, they are guaranteed.

I’ve played a part in the success of some amazing mastermind groups including “one of the most exclusive wealth retreats in the world”.  I’ve collaborated quietly with group after group….in the background…until now!

I’ve entertained call after call as business owners and company leaders have consulted me to help them create, accelerate and leverage results through collaboration whether they are called mastermind groups, idea potlucks,  synergy groups, among others.

There is one common denominator with those that reach out. They believe in the sheer power of collaboration or as I call it, The 1+1=3 Way. They believe and have seen that 1+1=2 is old school, scarcity mentality crap.

And let me be crystal clear here.  It doesn’t matter whether you’re the CEO of Boeing, the Secretary of State, or an up and coming entrepreneur.  These principles are human and when you remember that which makes you human, possibility exists.  Where possibility exists, solutions happen in cooperation with collaborators.

The time has come to stand up and pass forward the knowledge, resources and soul of conscious collaboration.

MastermindingNOW! does NOT sell a bunch of products or services.  We sell SOLUTIONS!  We are the go-to source of collaboration and collaboration mastery.

Yes, it’s different.  Yes, it’s unusual.  Yes, it’s strange in today’s world of every business essentially copying each other and using the same models.

Are you REALLY looking for a fresh solution from another coaching or consulting company?

Do you expect to find an answer from the same old thing?

It truly is time to move from the boring, time-wasting, posturing, mob scene meetings to masterful mastermind moments.  It truly is time to move from the same old therapy-model coaching and consulting to granting wishes and manifesting solutions by collaborating NOW!

I’m proud to support you as you support conscious capitalism and create mastermind magic moments.  If you don’t “get it” or you aren’t curious, this is NOT FOR YOU.  You MUST know that you do your best work in collaboration with others and in the spirit of cooperation.

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Code of Honor Mastermind

Accelerate The Results Of Your Team With A Code of Honor

Whether it’s your mastermind group, football team or your relationship, the performance and results it achieves will be largely dependent on “how tight you call the game”, as Blair Singer states in The ABCs of Building A Team That Wins.

It’s so strange that I’ve met so few people that use this key technique to dramatically change the construct of the game.  Personally, this is has moved a mastermind group from mediocre to magic moments.

The basic premise is to have a unifying “code” by which all on the team agree and commit to, no matter what.  At least SOMETHING that will unify agendas to carry the team through when the going gets tough and propel a good team to great results.