In this video you’ll learn…
- The two different types of mastermind
- The best places to meet people for your posse
- How to get started with a mastermind
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Lucky Bitch Video Transcript – How to Find Your Own Mastermind Posse
Now I’ve been in business myself for a couple of years now and I can honestly say something that’s made the biggest difference for me is having a posse of women entrepreneurs who are around me.
This is called a mastermind usually and I think there are two different types of masterminds. There’s the really formal one that maybe you pay to be a part of and then there’s the informal one that maybe it’s just about having people in your life that you can check in with.
So how do you create these masterminds?
I’ve spoken about this so many times before and people keep on asking me because it’s like there’s no real secret to it. Sometimes, it’s like making a best friend.
Sometimes, you just kind of have to put yourself out there, stalk people for a little bit, and then make an introduction.
The way that I found my posse is, first of all, I’ve gone to a lot of conferences in my industry and I’ve made a point to be around other female entrepreneurs. Up until a couple of years ago, I actually didn’t know that many female entrepreneurs. Maybe three years ago, I didn’t know any and so I really had to put myself out there and for those first couple of conferences, I went by myself and it was like literally trying to pick up. Like I was picking up a man or trying to find a best friend when you just moved to school. I’d be in the bar and I’d like “Hi. I’m Denise. What do you do?” And it’s really some of those conversations that I’ve had in bars, at conferences or sitting next to somebody that has really led to some amazing friendships for me.
One of my really great entrepreneurial friends, Victoria Gibson, we met at a conference in Dallas. We both live in Australia and that’s how we first met and we had a drink together. And then it was like, “Do you want to have a Skype date when we get back to Australia?” And it started from there.
It doesn’t always have to be draining and something that’s really, really super formal, it could just be reaching out to a few people.
I suggest that you reach out to people who are in the same level as you in business because otherwise sometimes you got someone who is really, really far above you in business. Then it can feel more like a mentorship role rather than an equal partnership or at the same time if you go to someone who is a complete beginner in business and you’re not, you will feel like you’re mentoring them.
So it’s really about finding someone who is kind of your entrepreneurial soul mate.
So your challenge for this week is to go out, go to a conference, go to a networking event, or just get online and find somebody who you resonate with and ask them out on a little entrepreneurial Skype date and see and where things progress.
After that, you can maybe formalize it to say, “Hey, would you like to speak every week?” Or it could just be something you go look, “Why don’t we check in with each other every now and again just to help each other, lift each other up to the next level.”
Do this and honestly it will make such a difference over the next year for you in your entrepreneurial journey having that posse, power posse of women.
I’d love to hear how you found your posse, share in the comments below.
So good luck, have fun, happy dating.