John Di Lemme asked:
While I was coaching one of my clients last week, I realized that his dissatisfaction with his current life situation was a direct result of his choice in “teammates”. He asked me “John, how can I just leave my friends?” My answer was “subtraction is just as important as addition in life”. You will become a product of your associates! So ask yourself, “Am I around the right people in order to achieve my WHY in life?”
I wrote the following article over one year ago, and since choosing the right “teammates” is such a crucial step to you being successful in life I decided to have you read it again!
Your mastermind team consists of the first three people that you speak to when you begin your day. During the first seven minutes of your day, you should read your WHY card and know exactly why you climbed out of bed and what you will be doing throughout your day. After reading your WHY card and setting your goals, you should then begin to make contact with your mastermind team.
When developing your mastermind team, take the following factors into consideration:
* Who do I know that motivates me throughout my day? * Who do I know that empowers me to reach my WHY? * Who do I know that gets me excited about life? * Who do I know that will continue to encourage me to through rough times?
Take a look at a two VERY POWERFUL SCRIPTURES about the need for a mastermind team;
Ecclesiastes 4:9,10 “Two are better than one, because they have a good reward for their labor. For if they fall, one will lift up his companion. But woe to him who is alone when he falls, or he has no one to help him up.”
Proverbs 11:14 “Where there is no counsel, the people fall; But in the multitude of counselors there is safety”.
Each person on your mastermind team should be excited about his life and consider each day a gift. Just think about those times during the year such as your birthday and Christmas in which you receive gifts. Would you ever say, “No thanks” and push those gifts away? Of course you wouldn’t. You would be excited and grateful that someone thought enough of you to provide you with such nice things. That’s the same reason that we refer to today as the “present,” because each day is a gift from God for us to be grateful for and to be excited about! Your mastermind team should encourage you to reap the benefits of every day by empowering you to achieve your WHY in life.
Now, reflect back over the last three days and think about the first three people that you spoke to each morning. Ask yourself the above-mentioned questions and determine if those people are mastermind team material. If the answer is no, some changes need to be made. You may run into obstacles and find yourself somewhat confused about whom to make part of your mastermind team. If this happens, then just feel comfortable knowing that I will be on your team and help you to determine who else in your life will help you to achieve your WHY.
Once again, I challenge you! Get to work on developing your mastermind Team!