Last week, I went to San Diego to meet with the FireNation Elite mastermind group. I’ve been a part of a lot of high-level masterminds and it’s always been an important part of my business development. I always learn so much from being in person with other entrepreneurs who are pushing themselves further and faster. It’s important to surround yourself with people who can bring new ideas, help you unfold strategies that seems stuck and help you be more and do more in your business.
Here are 4 lessons from this Elite Mastermind group meeting:
Lesson 1: Protect Your Mindset.
This is one of the most important things you can do, in business, and actually in your whole life. Feed your mind with good informaiton and inspiration daily. Do mental gymnastics by getting great at guiding your mind, rather than letting it guide you. A great way to do this is to learn some form of meditation or visualization for entrepreneurs.
Lesson 2: Focus, focus , focus!
This was a huge issue for everyone. As the world gets more “connected”, it seems it’s harder and harder to focus. There’s always a bright and shiny object ready to take our attention, a new piece of technology or a new strategy to take our attention away from our goals.
My takeaway and advice to you is – after you set your big goals, divide them up into smaller bite sized pieces. Set a due date on every single one, including all the pieces to delegate. Then, take out the blinders and put them on!
Lesson 3: Just say “no”!
During my hotseat, I was talking about the need to start saying no to different opportunities, interview and speaking requests.
Kate raised her eyebrow and said “Maritza, you have read Essentialism, right?”
Ay chihuahua! YES… (Listen to Kate in this episode as she calls me out during the mastermind!)
Actually, Kate recommended it to me! Great book by Greg McKeown (go here to get it as a free audiobook with a trial at Audible) about the disciplined pursuit of doing less, but better. So I recommitted to saying “no” a lot more so that my reach grows as well as my impact.
Where in your business and your life can you start saying “no” to those things that do not bring you closer to your business goals?
Lesson 4: Always remember the CORE reason your business exists.
Usually, you think about your big why. And that is very important… yet we sometimes forget about the #1 important thing about our businesses. It’s not your product, it’s not your service, it’s not your email list.
It’s remembering those clients and customers you can help. It’s about them. They are the reason your business exists. Click to tweet this now.
Saturday, I spoke with a gentleman who joined my Laser List Building Master Mind group. Hes brilliant, very well-educated and in the health care industry. Anyone in the medical or health care field knows that right now is a very scary and unstable time. After he enrolled, I realized that every single time I allow fear or self-doubt to get in my way, I’m letting him (and other people I can serve) down – big time.
That’s what you’re doing too when you allow fear, self-doubt, bright and shiny objects and distraction prevent you from expanding your reach and making a bigger impact with your business.
One of the best ways to serve your prospective clients and customers is by building your email list. To reserve your space at the next List Building Workshop, click here and I’ll see you on the webinar!