Not if you want to be taken seriously, anyway.
I laugh a little bit when strangers message me publicly or privately and tell me we should “Mastermind.”
That’s code for, “I am prospecting you.” Or, “I want to know something you already know but don’t want to make a fair exchange it.”
Mastermind is one of those words that started out awesome. As far as I know, it got its start with Think And Grow Rich by Napoleon Hill. A bunch of high level business executives from different fields of the time got together and bounced ideas off one another.
Hill considered it something budding business owners should do. And it was a great idea for the time.
Of course this was before the days when you could reach out and have access to the entire world’s store of knowledge in a matter of seconds. That changed the map a little bit.
Nowadays, (and with apologies to those who may be offended), those who are “masterminding” in groups usually spend a lot of time socializing, excuse making and doing everything other than coming up with good ideas for their business and executing them.
I know. I used to be one of them.
Mastermind as a concept got hijacked, right along with “manifesting.” That started out as making things happen.
Then it turned into sitting around and letting some weird outside force do the work for you while you sat and thought happy thoughts.
Yeah, I’m just saying like it is.
To those of you who really mean it when you say you want to “Mastermind,” do something that makes people want to give you their time and attention.
Then you can actually do business, not “mastermind” about it.
Have you had a good experience with Masterminding?
Have you used it as a way to get closer to someone you want to get closer to?
Have you used it as a way to avoid work?
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