The benefit of 1:1 coaching with a good business coach is well documented. Results can be explosive and inspirational. But what if you’re not quite at the level of wanting a business coach or being able to afford a business coach for a period of time that suits your budget? But you still want to grow and benefit from years of experience, education, ideas and strategies that could take you to the ‘next level’? Then being part of these EXCLUSIVE Your Best Kept Business Secret Mastermind Groups is the answer.

The power and necessity of Mastermind Groups have been well documented in business success stories and key business books, such as ‘Think and Grow Rich’ by Napoleon Hill. Being able to benefit from the knowledge, skills and expertise of a small, exclusive group of people that all have the same vision can be inspirational as well as increase the likelihood of success within your business at a fraction of the price of a 1:1 coaching relationship.

When you take part in these Your Best Kept Business Secret Exclusive Masterminds, you are very likely to have the business you’re hard work deserves .

The 12 Month programmes are based on 11 years of research into highly effective people and top achievers and will include expert guest speakers who will share the secrets of personal and business effectiveness.

Masterminding is a creative group process that asks you to commit to actions between sessions and hold each other and yourself accountable.

Past delegates all said that because they were “supported and held to account for their actions, (as they would be by a good coach), that they achieved far more than they expected to”.

This action alone will drive you towards achieving your goals and visions.

“I recently joined a Mastermind of Marc’s, having known him for about 18 months. Marc id definitely not your typical coach, but make no mistake, he is one astute business person. He helps people see where their strengths are and how to play them. Picks the questions you weren’t expecting to get to the root of an issue.Challenges but knows how far to push and when to stop. Someone who remembers that it’s not just about the business – the personal life of the owner has to feel right too. The group format means that you learn as much – or more – from listening to other business owners’ challenges and doubts, and sharing your own suggestion or observations to help others, as you learn from talking about your own business issues. In one meeting I’d found a way forward on something I’d been stuck with for months. Joining a Mastermind is one of the best decisions I have made since starting my own business.”

 

Marion Parrish, Owner of The Accidental Manager HR Consultancy.

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“I have just taken part in Marc Ford’s last Mastermind group for 2020 and have been reviewing the year.
At the end of 2019 I was ready to give up the business as it had been in decline since 2016. I did a lot of soul searching and chatting with Marc. I came to the conclusion to give it one more year and if things didn’t improve, I would have to close the business and do something else. I am now at the end of 2020 and turnover is up from last year and I’m looking at breakeven, rather than making a loss as I have done in previous years.
What’s changed? My mindset.
I have stopped looking back and making excuses. I can’t change the past so I have to leave it behind. I have decided that its totally down to me and in my control. I have decided that I want the business to be a success and for me to be proud of the business so I need to focus on what I can control and not the problems I can’t. Yes, it’s been a difficult year but I have had to down size and have moved the business to new premises, yet it’s been the best year since 2016 and I am now more determined to make 2021 an even better year.”
Denise Peasgood, Retailer

“I have known Marc for a few years now and have been in a few of his courses. I decided to take the plunge and invest in his Mastermind group. We have so far only had 2 sessions and I am already seeing a huge benefit from it. Marc is very clear on his questioning to make us all think more clearly about what we are trying to achieve, and why you are you trying to achieve it. Bring in a group of like-minded individuals (none of us has big egos) we have been amazed at how similar our problems and goals are, and that it is our mindsets and accountability that are often causing us the most issues. I would massively recommend Marc and the Mastermind Groups. I think he would be described as a little ‘unconventional’ but he is extremely good for me, both mentally and ‘business – wise’.”

Matt Shurmer, Business Owner

Why should Business Owners join a Mastermind Group?

Joining a Mastermind Group is about growing your business and also about giving back and helping others.

When I first joined a Mastermind Group I was a little concerned that I would not have as much as some others to contribute to the group but it soon became clear I had skills and experience that others did not and vice versa. The common theme was that we were there to share and help each other and there is something quite amazing about witnessing a business problem solved by the group!

A Mastermind Group is for business owners who want to improve their business and who are willing to put the effort in and thus get great results out. A Mastermind Group is not a Networking Group or A Coffee Club – it is for individuals who are serious about growing their business and who have the discipline to follow through.

Reasons Business Owners Should Join a Mastermind Group

1) Create deep and lasting connections with incredible people

The life of an entrepreneur can be lonely – Sharing your dreams, aspirations and challenges with a group of like minded individuals makes it a lot less lonely! You will naturally raise your game as you spend more time in the company of these like minded entrepreneurs – plus of course the average of the five people you spend the most time with will change – for the BETTER!

2) To Challenge Yourself

A Mastermind Group will challenge you to grow your business to its fullest potential. In day to day business activity it is easy to get side tracked and way led – with a Mastermind Group you will keep on track.

3) Accountability

At the end of each meeting you will have an action plan, objectives you need to meet before the next meeting – which the Group will hold you to account for. It takes real discipline to succeed in any endeavour. Being held to account by your mastermind colleagues ensures you maintain the disciplined behaviour necessary to succeed in your business.

4) Brainstorming

Share your ideas and alternatives within your Mastermind Group. If you are not sure what to do next, what direction to go in, the collective power of the Mastermind will kick in and get you back on track!

5) Mastermind Feedback

Receive feedback from successful individuals on how to solve business issues. Perhaps you have staff issues or financial challenges – let the Mastermind help you resolve them. Remember in the group we all have the same goal – to help each other grow their business. There is no hidden agenda – everyone is on the same side.

6) Mastermind Support

Sometimes business is difficult and the challenges can seem overwhelming. Perhaps you have a difficult employee or a legal problem – chances are your Mastermind colleagues have experienced the same issue. You will never be short of alternative suggestions on how to overcome issues. Additionally you will develop deep and meaningful friendships over above all the business help.

7) Mastermind for Focus & Clarity

Sometimes the day to day activities of running a business can distract us.The Group will keep you on track – just when you are losing focus, the group will remind you of your purpose and why you are in business.

8) Better Decision making

It is easy to put off a decision – but with a Mastermind Group you have your own due-diligence team to give you the confidence you need when making an important decision.

9) Increased Confidence

Better decision making means greater confidence – greater confidence spreads through your organisation and inspires everyone to perform better. You will feel good. You will feel more confident.

10) Creativity

Looking for new ideas for your business? Have a new idea for your business? Want objective feedback and help with that idea? The group will provide more ideas and constructive feedback on your ideas.

11) Increased Profits

Many businesses leave money (profits) on the table – the purpose of the group is to help you take full advantage of all the opportunities that surround you and build your business into the huge success it deserves to be.

12) Discover new business partners and cross promotion

Collaboration is the name of the game. You may find someone in the group that is a perfect fit to work on a project with you. Or, you may be the perfect person to help another member as well. The group works together collaboratively, to achieve more together.

13) Mastermind – Think bigger

You can’t help but think bigger and stretch beyond your boundaries when surrounded by amazing people doing amazing things. Fellow Mastermind members will help you to see the potential you are missing out on.

14) Masterminds Expand Your Skills

Everyone in a mastermind group is unique in skill, experience and connections. Everyone is expert at something and as you interact with each other you will be picking up new skills and talents – all the time, working towards a definite purpose, in the spirit of harmony.
There is a special energy that surrounds a group of success minded individuals – an energy that lifts the individual and the group. In a Mastermind Group participants raise the bar by challenging each other to create and implement goals, brainstorm ideas, and support each other with total honesty, respect and compassion.

15) Masterminds and Helping Others

It was Zig Ziglar who said: “You can have everything in life you want, if you will just help enough other people get what they want.” You will get great satisfaction from helping other business owners in their businesses.

16) Mastermind Hot Seats

The principle of a Hot Seat is that you get a chance to present to the group your biggest challenge or issue right now. For starters this helps you gain clarity on the issue you are facing and what you need help on. The Group in turn will provide you with a series of options and opportunities to follow up on and the person in the Hot Seat walks away with lots more ideas and solutions than they could generate on their own. In my experience, especially in bigger groups, not everyone will get an opportunity to Hot Seat every meeting – but even those not in the Hot Seat invariably walk away with new insights and ways of looking at things.

17) New Business Ideas

I have purposely not placed the reasons to join a Mastermind Group in any particular order – but on a personal level I would have to credit the generation of New Business Ideas as one of the biggest benefits of joining a Mastermind Group. These are ideas over and above anything I may have come across when brainstorming – these are completely new ideas, not even related to my existing business. Just being in the same room as all this’ll do superior business brain power has led to some of my best new business ideas.

“If you have an apple and I have an apple and we exchange these apples then you and I will still each have one apple. But if you have an idea and I have an idea and we exchange these ideas, then each of us will have two ideas.”
– George Bernard Shaw