When I first received my real estate license, I was pretty much at a loss as to what to do and when. My office was great for support, but it wasn’t enough. One day, I was blessed when a REALTOR® who had been in the business for a very long time, Larry Davis, took me under his wing. I will never forget him. He gave me many valuable nuggets, but the one that has stood out the loudest for me all these years was “Nina, always hang out with people that dream, achieve, and see the good in everything around them. Find one mentor or be part of a mastermind group because these are the people that will challenge you to succeed.”
Do you have a mentor? Someone you respect, are proud to follow, and can teach you skills that are deeper then how to list or sell a home.
Alternately, do you belong to a mastermind group? A group of like-minded individuals with a common focus to support each other in their growth and success. The power of a mastermind group can be amazing.
There is a special synergy of energy that is created among members, and a high level of commitment to support and educate each other while holding each other accountable for action and results.
Most business owners find that sooner or later they hit a wall of exhaustion, they are at a loss for new and innovative ideas, and in worst cases they just want to pack it all in and quit. Having a mentor or a mastermind partnership or behind you gives you the strength and support you need when you’re down. They create an environment to brainstorm, vent, and get excited and inspired. They keep moving upward. A mentor or mastermind group challenges you to do better and be better.
How do you get involved in a mastermind group? If you don’t find a group that you align with, start your own.
- Find like-minded people that are focused and committed.
- Be clear about the goals of the group and the results expected.
- Develop a format of how, when, where, and how often you will meet.
- Set boundaries that each member will follow.
- Create a space where everyone contributes, participates, and feels safe sharing their wins and their losses.
No business owner should or needs to do it all themselves. Draw from the powers of mentors or mastermind partners.