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Mastermind Group

From: Karol Gajda <>
Date: Mon, Nov 5, 2012 at 12:08 PM
Subject: Mike, here's an idea ...
To: Mike Malloy <>

a couple of years ago I was in what is generally known as a mastermind group with Baker and Corbett (and a small rotating cast of others). I'm thinking of starting something similar with you. Read on ...

If you don't know what a mastermind group is it's pretty simple:

Once/week you get together (via Skype in our case) to discuss and/or brainstorm issues that come up with your business. The way we did it was every week two people would present their issues and we'd all discuss them, one at a time, for about 30 minutes each. It was very loose, but this was the framework.

I think this type of thing does a lot of good if you have the right people. We had the right people and I think we all got a lot out of being in this particular group for the year or so we had it running. (Many of the the public projects you've seen Baker, Corbett, or I do in the past 1-2 years were discussed and fleshed out via this group.)

I've been thinking about doing something similar for a while, but less "me" focused. I want to focus on ideas. An "idea mastermind" that gets together (via Skype, of course) once/week (likely Monday morning at 10:00am EST) to brainstorm ideas and action steps to fulfilling those ideas.

Instead of focusing on issues that we already have in our businesses (or lives) like a traditional mastermind we are free to discuss any and all ideas about virtually anything. My thinking is that this kind of brainstorming is personally and professionally helpful.

With that said, I'm looking to form a group of ~5 people that will come together once/week and see where this idea takes us.

If you're available and interested reply to this e-mail and let me know why you'd like to join. (If you're not available on Mondays at 10am EST then respond anyway.)

Talk soon.

P.S. I mostly stopped posting ideas on the Free Ideas page, but this idea stemmed from a want to discuss those ideas and others with a few smart folks.