Years ago I vividly remember sitting in a conference where the speaker proclaimed he’d never had an original thought.  To my (now) shame I thought, “Gee – what an idiot

The Knights of the Round Table, ca 1475. Found in the collection of Bibliothèque Nationale de France. Artist : Évrard d’Espinques (active 1440-1494). (Photo by Fine Art Images/Heritage Images/Getty Images)

– I like to work things out from first principles rather than just copy others”.

The thing is though, he was already multi-millionaire businessman, and I was not.

Now with the hindsight of a lot of water under the bridge I realise we all sit on the shoulders of giants.  Learning from others and then improving stuff.

No one ever becomes truly successful on their own. It takes a team and varied input and support from a wide variety of people.

Which brings me to mastermind and round table groups.

I’ve been a member of a number over the years and been fortunate to be surrounded by people smarter and more successful than me.

My belief is the rising tide raises all ships.  We all have blind spots and frankly it often takes an “outsider” to point them out.

And because we’re used to doing things in a certain way, it’s hard to change.  To look for innovative ways of doing things.

Jay Abraham, arguably one of the world’s greatest modern marketers puts it simply.

The greatest innovation in any established business comes from taking ideas from a completely different industry and adapting them to yours.

Given this, I facilitate 2 different mastermind groups. 

One is for business leaders which provides an opportunity to interact with fellow leaders, discuss issues and get input from other members.  It creates space to work “on” your business to build it into a wealth creating vehicle.

The second is for Sales Leaders and their teams where we discuss how to improve sales results.  Participants can openly discuss issues that are holding them back from achieving results and get input from the group as to how to resolve them.

While my ego would love me to be the smartest person in the room, I’ve realised that’s not useful.  (If I was, I wouldn’t learn anything – which defeats the purpose)

I’m fortunate to have attracted some very smart cookies, who love to contribute cutting edge (and practical) ideas we can put into action.

My role is to help bring out the best in people.

So if you’d like to participate in one or both, give me a hoy.  We’ll discuss whether it’s right for you and take it from there.

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