567 – How To Be In A Mastermind Group With Me

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“Your life will be the direct reflection of the expectations of your peer group.” – Tony Robbins

I fell in love with that quote the instant I heard it at one of Tony's Unleash The Power Within events.

Jim Rohn said it this way… “You are the average of the five people you spend the most time with.”

If there is an area of your life that is not going as well as you would like, you may need to investigate who has the most influence, in your life, in this area.

It may be time to “upgrade your peer group.”

My first full year of full-time self-employment was riddled with self-doubt, overwhelm from all that I was being told I needed to do, and lack of clarity of what I needed to focus on next. As a result, that first year was the most difficult year, financially, that I have ever experienced in my lifetime.

I can tell tell you that those difficult times were definitely worth it. However, with that said, looking back from the perspective of knowing what I know today, I now realize that things didn't have to be quite so hard.

For me, everything changed in October 2010, when I discovered “the mastermind principle” and launched my very first “mastermind group.”

I define a mastermind as “a small group of people who meet on a consistent basis, where every member of the group is 100% committed to the success of every other member in the group.”

The concept of the mastermind was formally introduced by Napoleon Hill in his book, “Think and Grow Rich.”

Hill stated, that through your participation in a healthy mastermind group, “you may borrow and use the education, the experience, the influence and perhaps the capital of other people in carrying out your own plans in life.”

The Green Room Mastermind
In October 2010, I was working with Pat Flynn, helping him launch his “Smart Passive Income” podcast. Through our conversations, I learned that he had recently discovered the mastermind principle as well. I knew that Pat was someone that I would trust to enter into a mastermind relationship with, so I asked him if he would join me in the start of our own mastermind group. He said yes and our personal and professional lives have grown in ways that neither of us would have imagined at the time.

Our mastermind group has met for one hour, every week since. Today, our group is known as the “Green Room Mastermind Group” which is made up of myself, Pat Flynn (Smart Passive Income), Michael Stelzner (Social Media Examiner), Ray Edwards (Ray Edwards International), Mark Mason (Late Night Internet Marketing) and Leslie Samuel (Become A Blogger).

The Green Room Mastermind is not open to new members. However, for more than eight years, I've facilitated a number of paid mastermind groups where it gives me great joy to see others experience the following benefits of being in a healthy mastermind group.

  • You benefit greatly from the the education, the experience, the influence and even the resources of the other people in your mastermind group.
  • You can accomplish more, in one year, than you could accomplish, without your mastermind group, in a lifetime, if you relied entirely on your own efforts for success.
  • When you form a true mastermind alliance with others, and work with them in a spirit of perfect harmony, you can draw freely upon the spiritual forces within you in carrying out your plans and desires.
  • The mastermind principle can give you protection against failure, provided always that your purpose, in using this principle, is beneficial to all whom you influence.
  • You will experience dramatic improvements in both your personal and professional life.
  • You will have more focus and greater confidence in yourself and your abilities.
  • You will have more clarity about what you need to focus on next.
  • You will have the momentum and energy that you need to sustain you through the rough spots
  • You will experience less false starts and spend less time learning through trial and error.
  • You will have a deeper understanding of how you are perceived by others.
  • You will sharpen your leadership and communication skills.
  • You will be giving and receiving in an warm and friendly environment
  • You will achieve your goals faster than you ever dreamed possible.

The Next Level Mastermind

In November 2017, I launched the Next Level Mastermind.

This is a paid mastermind group for those who are on the journey of full-time self-employment.

I recently recorded a brand new promotional video for the Next Level Mastermind. However, in this video, I did something completely different than any other marketing material I've created in the past.

In the past, I would host a webinar, or just create a pre-recorded video, where I would talk about each of the benefits of being in a mastermind group and tell stories of how those benefits had rang true in my own journey.

I thought it would be interesting if I actually used one of our group's “open hot seats” where I would simply say the benefit and allow existing members of the Next Level Mastermind share how these benefits have been experienced in their own lives.

If you are wondering why anyone would pay $1,000 per month and commit to a 90 minute meeting, every single week, during their most productive hours of their work week, I would highly encourage you to watch this video.

Who are the most influential people in your life when it comes to how you think about the direction you are heading in your business?

Is it time to upgrade your peer group?

CLICK HERE TO APPLY FOR THE NEXT LEVEL MASTERMIND

We would love to meet with you on a weekly basis to help you take every area of your life to the next level.

Sincerely,

Cliff

566 – A Career Realignment

Each month, I will take on one or two new “one-on-one mentoring” clients. I had the great honor of working with Clint Schumacher in a mentoring capacity from December 2017 through the first few months of 2018.

Recently, Clint wrote the following to me in an email… “So excited to hear that the Free the Dream conference was a huge success! Excited for you and your impact! At some point, I need to send you an update on exciting life events that I’ve walked into since our mentoring sessions. In shortest summary, I’ve never felt more alive and secure in walking in God’s path for me than I have in 2018.”

I could just tell that this was going to be an incredible follow up call. I had the crazy idea of asking Clint if he would mind me recording our conversation to use as a podcast episode. He graciously agreed to do so and that conversation, featuring many of the insights that Clint gained from our mentoring sessions, is the focus of this week's episode.

 
Let's Work Together:
I mentor coaches, consultants and thought leaders through the transition from an unfulfilling day job to a profitable online business so that you can live the life of your dreams and do the work you feel most called to do in the world.

Over the past decade, I have had the privilege and honor of working with folks like Michael Hyatt, Pat Flynn, Amy Porterfield, Ray Edwards, John Lee Dumas, Dan Miller and thousands of others on the successful launch of their audio podcasts. The most exciting part of my work, with many of these folks, has been helping them create and build a profitable online business around their podcasting efforts.

If you are ready to take your message, your business and your life to the next level, check out my Work With Me page to see how we can work together.

565 – Success & Failures: What I learned from my first year after The Big Leap

In this episode, I share a very transparent and authentic look at the decisions I've made in my business over the past year and the success and failures that happened as a result of those decisions.

 
Let's Work Together:
I mentor coaches, consultants and thought leaders through the transition from an unfulfilling day job to a profitable online business so that you can live the life of your dreams and do the work you feel most called to do in the world.

Over the past decade, I have had the privilege and honor of working with folks like Michael Hyatt, Pat Flynn, Amy Porterfield, Ray Edwards, John Lee Dumas, Dan Miller and thousands of others on the successful launch of their audio podcasts. The most exciting part of my work, with many of these folks, has been helping them create and build a profitable online business around their podcasting efforts.

If you are ready to take your message, your business and your life to the next level, check out my Work With Me page to see how we can work together.

564 – Dream Together

In this episode, I am joined by my wife, Stephanie, and my boyfriend (LOL- Explained in the episode), Mark Mason, as we discuss what happened at the very first Free The Dream Conference.

Below is the VLOG episode that I mentioned at the beginning of the episode.

 
Let's Work Together:
I mentor coaches, consultants and thought leaders through the transition from an unfulfilling day job to a profitable online business so that you can live the life of your dreams and do the work you feel most called to do in the world.

Over the past decade, I have had the privilege and honor of working with folks like Michael Hyatt, Pat Flynn, Amy Porterfield, Ray Edwards, John Lee Dumas, Dan Miller and thousands of others on the successful launch of their audio podcasts. The most exciting part of my work, with many of these folks, has been helping them create and build a profitable online business around their podcasting efforts.

If you are ready to take your message, your business and your life to the next level, check out my Work With Me page to see how we can work together.

563 – The End of My WordPress Woes

After years of experiencing stress and anxiety inducing issues with my WordPress website(s), I've finally found a solution that has solved my WordPress problems forever. I share all the details in this week's podcast episode.

I highly recommend that you allow Dan Faulknor to take over the management of your WordPress website so that you can focus on what's most important in your business pursuits. CLICK HERE TO GET STARTED