Are you giving enough to your mastermind group?

Are you giving enough to your mastermind group?

Recently I was connecting with a colleague and she asked me to recall some bizarre stories about some of the mastermind groups I had facilitated or been involved in.  Honestly, the only thing that came to mind was the fact that people left their group too early or did not give their group the attention it deserved to blossom. One of the very first mentoring programs I enrolled in had a mastermind component.  I recall being part of a group of approximately ten individuals from around the world.  As the weeks went on attendance seemed to diminish.  Our facilitator held a conference call with several different groups in attendance and I will be forever grateful that I was on that call.  She addressed the fact that several groups were seeing a decline in attendance and when she canvassed the members who were leaving for feedback, there was a common response – they were not getting enough out of their group.

How much ARE you giving?

I can honestly say I have felt this same way in the past when it came to other organizations such as networking groups, however, during that call, the question was asked “How much are you giving to your group?”, and from that day forward, I have looked at myself and my experiences in a totally different way. Mary Kay Ash said it this way – “Remember that you can never obtain riches until you begin to enrich the lives of others. All you send into the lives of others comes back into your own.” Wallace D. Wattles, in his book The Science of Getting Rich said “..you do not have to get something for nothing. You can give to every person more than you take from them.” Both of these quotes are very powerful, they confirm the power of giving.  Take a few moments to think about a group or organization that you are personally involved with or enrolled in.  Ask yourself the question “Am I giving enough to my group?”.

This week I will be conscious of what I am giving.

Are You expecting too much from others before you give? Why not make a conscious effort this week to give even more. Remember, what you send into the lives of others WILL come back into your own, and sometimes – tenfold! Be sure and leave me a comment, let me know how you stepped up your “giving” today.

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  1. Susan this is one of the very primary, simple Laws of the Universe: the Law of Compensation. Yet so few people are aware of it’s power. What we get is in exact proportion to what we give. So wise of you to bring this forth in your article. Thanks!
    Lynn


  2. Dorine Kramer
    3 years ago

    Wow Susan. You are definitely dealing with a sore subject. I have been in several business masterminds where I felt like I was the only one giving. But I have also been guilty of not contributing enough, particularly when the focus of the group has been something in which I have minimal expertise or knowledge. It feels tricky sometimes–like when you’re learning to play tennis and you want to play with people who are better at it than you, so you can get better. On the other hand, you still have to actually play and the other person has to be willing to put up with you until you improve! Still, as with any group effort, the more you put in, the more you get out of it–a critical reminder for us all.


  3. Frantonia Pollins
    3 years ago

    I LOVE the idea of masterminding with a group of like-minded, goal oriented people who have agree to be in service to the collective manifestation of the success of ALL involved. GREAT POST!!


  4. Julie Nelson
    3 years ago

    Hi Susan, this is a great post! Always a good reminder to keep us on track. What we put out there WILL come back.
    Thank you!

  5. Thanks Susan! This is such a great article. I have to agree with the comment that Dorinne gave. I’ve been in organizations and networking groups before, but this is the first time I have been in a business development group. I have so much to learn and business development and marketing is definitely not my forte, so I want to be helpful but it’s hard when I don’t feel like I have much to add. But your article makes a good argument to participate even if I don’t feel like my input is as useful as others because it is still input. It reminds me of the saying, “to a 4th grader, a 6th grader is a god!” At this point in my business development, even though I don’t have as much experience as many in my business group, I have more than others. Thanks!


  6. Joyce Sobotta
    3 years ago

    Susan, I belonged to a mastermind group a long time ago and I left the group and it didn;t last long. I have been guility of not giving enough when I felt it wasn’t for me. Than you for sharing those quotes. It made me think differenly about my role as a member of a group.


  7. Tricia Nelson
    3 years ago

    Thanks so much for this reminder, Susan! Reminds me of my husband’s favorite quote: “There was a man, they thought him mad, the more he gave, the more he had!” What powerful magic there is in giving! Thanks for your gift of your post!


  8. Judith
    3 years ago

    I found this link in facebook and am in BPC coaching. This was the exact question I sent in to the weekly email we participate in. I can’t wait to see what their answers are!!
    I felt that we could get much more out of our mastermind than we presently were getting. Glad I found your site Susan.
    Thanks!
    Judith


    • susan
      3 years ago

      Hi Judith, so glad you enjoyed this post. This is a wonderful lesson and one I teach in my organized mastermind groups. How are you enjoying your Bob Proctor Coaching Program? I know there are mastermind groups within that program, in fact, my program has been built on a lot of the same principles. Have a wonderful day and come back and visit again! Blessings, Susan