Have you ever had a goal, or something you wanted to accomplish, but you just didn’t know how to get there? Maybe you knew some of the things that needed to be done, but you couldn’t seem to put it all together. It’s like trying to do a puzzle without having the cover of the box available for you to see what the final picture looks like. You might be able to get the puzzle put together eventually, but it’s a lot harder when you don’t know what it’s supposed to look like.
I recently experienced this when trying to get my home ready to sell. I needed help and a strategy, so I called a friend over to help me strategize and organize my home to get it prepared for the sale. Once she came and helped me the first time it got the ball rolling, and I was able to move forward with the tools and suggestions she had given me on how to tackle this huge project. I was able to then go on and continue doing a lot of the work on my own.
And this is how it is sometimes in our businesses. Sometimes we need the support of others to help us get started on things that seem way too massive or challenging to start alone, or if we do it takes us way longer than it might have if we took advantage of the support we could have. Therefore, episode 111 of the podcast talks about 4 problems that a faith-based mastermind might help you overcome.
Problem 1: Your Business is Not Hitting Your Income Goals And/Or You Are Not Feeling In Alignment
With this problem, it’s likely that your business is pretty well established. Perhaps you’re an expert in your zone of genius, but it might be that you’re just struggling to figure out how to actually reach those bigger income goals that you have, given what you’re doing right now and the offers that you have.
Alternatively, it could be that you actually are already hitting your income goals, but you’re not feeling fulfilled with what you’re doing. So you’re wondering if you can really keep going at the rate that you’re going.
In this scenario, a mastermind is probably going to be able to help you overcome this problem, because it’s going to give you higher level marketing strategy and business coaching that can help you establish your own custom unique approach to marketing, and/or it can help you find ways to align your business with your God given gifts, your talents, your strengths, and your goals.
Problem 2: Feeling Lonely
It could be that you’ve been in some courses or group programs for business, and you’ve met some amazing people, and built some really good relationships, but sometimes those relationships might not have the common faith that you have.
Alternatively, you could have an amazing faith body or Bible study, but no one there really understands the business side of your life.
It might feel like the two sides of your life haven’t melded together well, and you’re feeling lonely when it comes to being a faith-based business owner. Perhaps you want to find a way to have relationships with women that are in love with Jesus, but also are loving growing a business.
Problem 3: Content Overwhelm & Training That Doesn’t Deal with Your Phase of Business.
Likely, you are an expert in your field and have a lot of content to consume, but maybe you’re just not finding exactly the teaching you need in order to scale and grow.
Here’s how a mastermind can be different: Typically, a mastermind is not going to be super content heavy, and it also shouldn’t be giving you tons of content that’s not applicable to your phase of business.
A lot of times masterminds are going to be geared toward a similar stage of business, in which case, a lot of the content will be more targeted, more specific to where you’re at, and where the group is, as a whole.
This is always situational to each specific mastermind, but overall, a mastermind should help you to reduce your content overwhelm in the sense of knowing that you have a place that has targeted training available for your stage of business versus the firehose of content that you can access online.
Problem 4: Not Making Forward Progress in Your Business
Perhaps you’re setting goals and not hitting them, or maybe you aren’t actually setting goals at all. Not that a mastermind will magically solve all of your problems, but in some masterminds, there is a built-in level of accountability. It can also help you to have more momentum than when you’re trying to do it all on your own. When others are counting on you to show up to a Zoom meeting, respond to their Voxer message, etc. it is motivating to continue showing up to support other members of your group, and ultimately keep yourself accountable as well.
Have you experienced any of these four problems in your own business? If so, it might be time to consider a mastermind.
In episode 28 of the podcast, I talked about some of the different types of investments that you might consider making in your business, and I shared about when each of these types of investments might be appropriate for you.
If you’re at the place where your business is established and you’re creating consistent income on a regular basis, but still aren’t hitting the goals you’ve set for yourself, a mastermind might be a great next step for you.
If that’s you, then I would love for you to consider my upLIFT Mentormind, a mastermind for Christian Businesswomen. upLIFT comes with 4 key elements:
- Marketing strategy and business coaching from me
- Christian community
- Business training and templates
If this sounds intriguing to you, I’d love to invite you to my upLIFT open house!
Quotes to Note:
“A faith-based mastermind can help overcome that problem, because it’s going to provide you with a community of like-minded women, hopefully, that share your love of God and your similar passion for business.”
“I believe masterminds are typically going to benefit you once your business has been established and you are creating consistent income on a regular basis.”
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