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Chapter 10 - Power of the Mastermind
Most people we talk to who download "Success
in 10 Steps" are going through struggles in their business, whether
it be not getting the help they need from their upline or company,
whether it be the fears and doubts that creep in about sharing their
business or products with people; and of course, there is the not
wanting to fail so we don't move forward. We have all been there
at some time or another.
I realize this chapter is not about fears; but, whatever we
are going through we can be helped by the wonderful Mastermind
we have here at Mentoring for Free, IF we take advantage of what
we have available.
Hearing and sharing the things we are learning and how we overcome
and try new things that work and some that don't; these all help
everyone one of us. Learning by our own experience is not always
the best way; learning from others experience is better.
And when we feel things are not moving like we would want, we can
come to the mastermind and be encouraged and motivated by what
someone shares and we gain momentum again. And we can then come back
and encourage and motivate others by what we share.
One of the biggest things about having and coming to this Mastermind
group, I believe, is the fact that we know we are not alone in this journey.
We have eight calls available each week. Even if we cannot make each
one of them, we know we can plug in any day and be there with others
sharing our journey and knowing we are a part of something. We are not
on our own.
On our walk in this journey to building our business can be a lonely place
when not everyone we know supports us in it, even criticizes us for doing do.
Teddy Roosevelt addressed this critical mentality when he said "“It is not
the critic who counts; not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles,
or where the doer of deeds could have done them better. The credit belongs to
the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat
and blood, who strives valiantly; who errs and comes short again and again;
because there is not effort without error and shortcomings; but who does actually
strive to do the deed; who knows the great enthusiasm, the great devotion, who
spends himself in a worthy cause, who at the best knows in the end the triumph
of high achievement and who at the worst, if he fails, at least he fails while
daring greatly. So that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls
who know neither victory nor defeat.”
This Mastermind we have at Mentoring for Free is the most important tool
in our toolbox; it may be the one thing that keeps us going and not quitting.
Let us be the person that is "actually in the arena, striving valiantly, so
that our place shall never be with those cold and timid souls
who know neither victory nor defeat."