I know for myself, years ago, I never even made the connection.
I was creating goals and going at it alone. I never considered sharing with other people what I was up to. Back then, even though I got things done, the results were never as big as I imagined them in my head.
Has that happened to you?
Since then, not only have I learned a lot about what was missing with my goal setting but also what it takes to get results. And one of the crucial elements is having a good support system with whom you can share your vision.
See, your vision is the perfect start of something magical because only you were granted it. Nobody else has it the way you do and nobody can bring that special fingerprint to it like you can.
But your vision is only as real as your willingness to share it.
Only when you are willing to share it, can people support you in realizing it. Your progress can be slow and daunting when you try to go at it alone. I don't know about you, but it's my experience that people want to help. Have you noticed that too? When you have a team of professionals all working on your behalf and getting the support you need, your results grow exponentially. You can grow your business and get results one connection at a time. That is why I love the power of a mastermind group!
...and having the right support around you is crucial. Sometimes the desire is there but the commitment is not, sometimes the planning gets done but the implementation is lacking. The common theme may be that you are lacking clear distinction around what you want, what it takes to get there and what team support can mean for your business. With your mastermind group, there is a shared endeavor and commitment to each other's personal and professional growth. Period.
We commit to each other's success, our goals and the team as a whole.
We bring our whole selves and show up as we are both personally and professionally.
We respect each other's differences and points of view.
We respect each other's privacy and we don't share ideas or processes created in the group or take them as our own.
We are thoughtful in our speaking and speak in order to contribute.
We suspend our assumptions, remain open to what is possible and stand for each other's greatness.
We bring congruency in our behaviors, speaking and actions.
We are not lone rangers. We are part of a team brought together by common goals and collective thinking.
What about these values are important to you?
Which of these do you want to uphold in your business and in life?
How ready are you to make CORE shifts in your business and life?
Is it important for you to surround yourself with the right kind of people who lift you up, encourage and motivate you?
Are you ready to STOP doing it alone?
Are you ready to receive mind-shifting feedback and the kind of accountability you've never had?
You may not be ready yet and that's okay.
This has to make sense to you and be important enough for you to make it happen NOW.
And what is important for me to know is that you are ready, aligned with our values and that you have the desire to create significant changes or progress starting NOW. That is one reason why our groups are formed by application only.
You must first apply to be enrolled in a group.
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According to scientists, the V-shaped formation that geese use when migrating serves two important purposes:
First, it conserves their energy. Each bird flies slightly above the bird in front of him, resulting in a reduction of wind resistance. The birds take turns being in the front and then falling back when they get tired. In this way, the geese can fly for a long time before they must stop for rest, allowing them to fly much further than they would if flying solo. By flying in a 'V' formation the whole flock adds 71% extra to the flying range!
It's been said that their heart rate reduces as well from this conservation of energy. It also allows them to maintain a certain constant temperature by staying close together. Without this synchronization, some or all would perish.
The second benefit to the V formation is that it is easy to keep track of every bird in the group. Flying in formation may assist with the communication and coordination within the group. Fighter pilots and other unmanned aerial vehicles often use this strategy, simulating the energy-effecient V formation, for the same reason.
Lessons from Geese
I think this is both a great lesson and metaphor for life. Don't you? It is essential to remember that alone you can do good...even great, but together you can be UNSTOPPABLE!
Community is all around us. We are part of communities wherever we are and wherever we go, but teamwork happens inside of groups of people working together for a common goal or purpose. When you're part of a team that holds the space for one another to learn and grow, where each member is continually nurtured and encouraged, it can have a profound and powerful effect on your personal and professional life.
You can save the time and energy you use up spinning your wheels day and night, by allowing the contribution of others to unleash your inner genius. Teamwork allows us to foster and encourage a level of passion and energy in ourselves, as well as those of our team, that wasn't present before. So what are some of the lessons we learn from geese?
Lesson 1 - The Importance of Achieving Goals
Just like the geese, when we have a sense of community and focus, we create trust and can help each other achieve our goals faster. We want all of us to achive our goals for the best of ALL of us.
Lesson 2 - The Importance of Team Work
When a goose falls out of formation it suddenly feels the drag and resistance of flying alone. It quickly moves back to take advantage of the lifting power of the birds in front. Us humans can "stay in formation" with others headed where we want to go and we are willing to accept or request their support when we need it and we give our support to them as well.
Lesson 3 - The Importance of Shared Expertise
We all share the common goal of moving toward our goals. Some of us a strong in one area and not on another. That's perfect. It works to take share each other's unique skills, abilities, talents and resources to shorten our learning curve and get us where we want to go.
Lesson 4 - The Importance of Thoughtfulness and Understanding
When a goose gets sick, two geese drop out of formation and follow it down to the ground to help and protect it. In team, we access our natural essence in understanding and thoughtfulness, by standing by each other through our challenges, as well as when we are on top of our game.
Lesson 5 - The Importance of Encouragement
Geese flying in formation 'honk' to encourage those up front to keep up with their speed. We as a team, can make sure our "honking" is encouraging and forward focused. In groups and teams where there is encouragement and acknowledgment, production is much greater. Makes sense, right?
When you take the time to connect and build your community, the results can be extraordinary. What holds you back individually will unlikely hold you back in community. Together, we can do more.
The calls are 90-minutes. We meet virtually through Zoom twice a month over the course of 90-days. The groups are filled on a first come, first serve basis. As soon as group 1 is filled, the next group is formed. I like to keep the groups small and intimate for maximum attention and accountability. Typically there are 6 participants in each group, but no more than 8.
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AIW Group 2: 1:00pm -2:30pm PST
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