You know how people always say, “There’s power in your peer group?”
That’s only half the story.
Sometimes you have to buy your way into growth.
There are plenty of successful people who want to help you. You just have to create an environment where they can. Sometimes, you have to pay for the knowledge and connections of the leaders in your field.
It’s the same way you set yourself up for success with fitness, with education, and with goal-setting: you invest in learning.
For this 5-Minute Friday, the incredible Brendon Burchard shares why investing in a Mastermind is the way to get to the next level.
Brendon Burchard is a New York Times bestselling author whose books include The Motivation Manifesto, The Charge, Life’s Golden Ticket, and The Millionaire Messenger. He was on the cover of SUCCESS magazine in October 2017 and is included in Oprah’s Super Soul 100.
When he started out his career, Brendan didn’t have a positive network. He had to make his own.
By “buying his way in,” he got connected with influential people who could open doors for him.
Learn how to create structures in which people can support you in Episode 729.
Lewis: This is 5-Minute Friday!!
Brendan: Hey ya’ll its Brendan, you know how people always say that there’s power in your pure group? I actually think that’s half the story and you know people always say ‘Make sure you surround yourself with positive, successful and credible people.’ I’m like ‘Yes, I agree.’ But let’s not confuse just having a good positive success with pure group as the same as having the type of people around you who actually are enabled and capable of lifting you higher. I think about my career when I started writing books. Most of you guys know me from my last book ‘High performance habits. How extraordinary people became that way.’ When I started my career as a writer this is like 18 years ago, I had no idea what I was doing but I had a few friends who were successful and you know like impressive authors, and they did nothing to really help me you know. It’s like is that true that you know some wealthy people but those wealthy people ain’t helping you, isn’t it true that successful people in the field but they’re not lending a hand, so yeah you have the pure group you know these people, they’re somewhere in your circle but not necessarily actually assisting you in your growth in a strategic or consistent way. That’s why I said power in pure group, surround yourself with positive people, build your ideal community all of that is the informal stuff that allows you to have a happy, successful positive life. But you need to formalize a structure in which the people around you are lifting you up. You need to formalize a structure in which around you feel like it’s of the process to open new doors for you, to enable you with new strategies, to be understanding, to make recommendations and advice that you know works in your field, and that formal structure is what’s called a mastermind.
That’s what most people don’t get, I didn’t get this I come from a really small town in Montana where I didn’t have an amazing positive pure group. When I grew up I had a lot of turmoil and chaos and abused and challenges where I grew up. I didn’t have at the beginning of my career a ton of people who were saying ‘Hey, Brendan here’s how to do this and then do that and then do this.’ I can kind of had to go because of from where I am from and my lack of understanding or commitment, I had to save money and I am not kidding I had to buy my way into growth. What I mean by that is I had to like buy other people’s courses or buy books or you know attend seminars and ultimately attend a mastermind that open the doors for me in a big ways. I know that might sound horrible to say but listen this is the school of greatness, we can be honest that sometimes you’ve got to invest in your future that sometimes the big gates open after your big commitments that sometimes it’s the people that you get around who also are in your similar space, who can give you that next blueprint to go to the next level. That’s what happened for me, I didn’t have connections, I didn’t know people, I didn’t have great positive network so I started investing in going to seminars to meet people like that. I invested in courses and I bought books that’s why today I sell those things, it’s why I create those things, it’s why that’s part of my purpose and my art because I was that dumb kid I needed that stuff you know, and if I didn’t have that I don’t know where I would be today.
One of the greatest differences that has ever been made in my life was by joining masterminds because it is a formal structure in which everybody in that group is responsible and has raised their hand to say ‘We’re gonna help each other.’ And if you never been a part of mastermind it’s basically 3 things like the group is kind of in charge of with you to build and that is first it’s to facilitate the sharing strategies that worked. So if you’re in a career in industry you don’t know exactly what to do to go to 6 figures salary, 7 figures and beyond, you’re not in the right mastermind. The right mastermind is a group of people who will share the strategies that worked, they’re not trying to hold it back or be secretive about they’re like ‘Oh, you’re doing this? Hey, I did this try that.’ Or you’ll brainstorm together to find the right strategies.
The second thing that group is in charge of is relationships meaning ‘Oh, you’re trying to deal with this? I know a guy over here.’ Like the sharing of more relationships even outside the mastermind but happening in a base of trust in the mastermind has really served me in my career and then the last piece is more of the mental, emotional, spiritual journey that is just simply understanding that you got people who understand your world, who get it; who are empathetic, compassionate, kind, open, present, consistent, and who are there for you when you don’t know what to do. Those are the 3 benefits I’ve got from masterminds.
So, if you’ve got an opportunity of joining a mastermind in your field please my friend do it. If you have an opportunity to structure the ability for you to win do that in every way you can, structure your habits, structure your mindset, structure your behaviors, structure your relationships, but also structure a group that will help carry you to the next mountain top. You deserve to have abundance in your life, you deserve to have breakthrough in your life, you deserve to have a group of people around you who cheer you on and support you in those dark and challenging times who also open those doors who are responsible for your success as you are and that’s the power of a mastermind. So get involved in one as soon as you can my friends because the future holds good things for you, you’re stronger that you think and there are more people out that are willing to help you than you can ever imagine.
Lewis: I hope you enjoyed this special 5-Minute Friday with my good friend Brendan Burchard, if you don’t know who he is make sure to check him out over on Instagram and all the places online, he’s a 3 time New York best-selling author, he had been featured in all possible publications around the world. He’s one of the most influential people online you got to make sure to check him out, he’s got a great podcast as well and also if you haven’t applied for the greatness mastermind yet make sure to go to greatnessmastermind.com and only apply if you meet the requirements. Check out the page see the requirements are but this are for the high earning 7 figure entrepreneurs or those with millions of followers who can really transform that into higher profit and higher big impact results in their business and in their life. I hope you guys enjoyed this one 5-Minute Friday is always fun for me and as always you know what time is it, it’s time to go out there and do something great.