Mastermind groups are relatively new to most people, even though Napoleon Hill created the concept around 75 years ago with his book, Think and Grow Rich. A mastermind group is designed to help you navigate through challenges using the collective intelligence of others.

How does a mastermind work? A group of smart people meet weekly, monthly, daily even if it makes sense, to tackle challenges and problems together. They lean on each other, give advice, share connections and do business with each other when appropriate. It’s very much peer-to-peer mentoring and if you are lucky enough to get invited to one, you will most likely see a marked change in yourself and your business.

Here are 7 reasons why a mastermind might be right for you:

1. You’ll be part of an exclusive community.

Joining a mastermind typically involves you being invited by the members or going through an application process. The other members need you just as much as you need them, so quality of experience and knowledge is crucial to all involved.

2. Advisement.

Once you are involved in a mastermind, that feeling of “being alone” while running your business is gone. The other members of the group turn into business advisors of sorts and vice versa.

3. Collaboration is the name of the game.

You may find someone in the group that is a perfect fit to work on a project with you. Or, you may be the perfect person to help another member as well. The group works together collaboratively, to achieve more together.

4. Extend your network.

Joining a mastermind expands your network exponentially and rapidly. If you are in business, you know how important your network is. By joining a mastermind, you instantly add to your network and typically gain the networks of those in the group with you.

5. New learning.

Everyone in the mastermind is unique in skill, experience and connections. By interacting and sharing your challenges, it’s almost certain that someone in your mastermind will have a solution for you and you may also be able to offer a solution, connection or tactic to help another in the group.

6. Cross-promotion.

When you join a mastermind, you will most likely find ways to help each other by utilizing cross promotion. Finding ways to help each other through promoting to your respective networks.

7. Think bigger.

Being in a mastermind will truly give you a Master Mind! You can’t help but think bigger and stretch beyond your boundaries when surrounded by amazing people doing amazing things.

Masterminds are incredible and can do wonders for your business as well as for you, personally. Growing in a group is not only more effective, it’s quite a bit more fun!

Paul is a trusted guide with whom your friends can share their hopes and aspirations in confidence that Paul will meet their needs by moving effortlessly between persistent motivator, stern taskmaster, and business strategy guru, propelling them toward their personal and business dreams. Specifically, Paul Wildrick will:

  1. Drive for Results and Accountability. It’s too easy for business owners to neglect the management and marketing of their business through recurring postponement of critical tasks. Sharing their goals with Paul means that if they don’t complete them, he will require an explanation and commitment to buckle down and get them done. 
  2. Develop and Refine Your Ideas. They have great ideas! Some can be put into practice easily. Others are raw and in need of refinement. Paul has acquired a working knowledge of hundreds of marketing, sales, customer service, and teambuilding strategies and knows how to adapt them to their business. 
  3. Share a Wealth of Business Growth Strategies. When they’ve just “run out of ideas” on how to market and sell their products and services, Paul will educate them in business growth principles they’ll use for the rest of their business lives. Weekly contact with Paul will keep them pressing on to the next level.
  4. Provide Them with the Contacts They Need. When they need contacts or resources for your business, such as expansion capital, investment advice, professional services, or resources to grow their personal library, Paul has a network of business contacts (YOU) and knows where to find the information they need.
  5. Give Them Perspective from the Outside, Looking In. Over time, they lose the ability to see their business with the same objective clarity that they once did. It can be like living next to a busy road and not hearing the traffic. Paul is there to take a fresh look at them and their business on a weekly basis. He knows what to look for and, most importantly, sees what their customers/clients/patients see. They will always receive the feedback They need.

Business today is a race for growth and efficiency. It’s a race with few rules. Why try to forge a path through the thick undergrowth of trial and error, traditional thinking, and lack of information and become exhausted far short of their finish line?

Thankfully, thousands of business owners have run the race before them, creating an excellent freeway of knowledge and experience. Paul Wildrick has both studied AND run the race himself, and, for a small fare, runs an express limo service down the success freeway!

A business coach is just like a sports coach. A sports coach pushes an athlete to achieve optimum performance, provides support when they are exhausted and teaches the athlete to execute plays that their competition does not anticipate.

A sports coach will make you run more laps than you feel like. A sports coach will tell it like it is. And a sports coach will listen.

The role of the business coach is to coach business owners to improve their business through guidance, support and encouragement. They help the owners of small and medium sized businesses with their sales, marketing, management, team building and so much more. Just like a sports coach, your business coach will make you focus on the game .

The owners of small to medium sized businesses find it hard enough to keep up the pace with all of the changes and innovations going on in today’s modern world, let alone to find the time to devote to sales, marketing, systems, planning and team management, and then to run their businesses as well!

As the world of business moves faster and becomes more competitive, having a business coach is no longer a luxury; it has become a necessity.  Based on the sales, marketing and business management systems, your coach is trained to not only show you how to increase your business revenues and profits, but also how to develop your business so that you as the owner can work less and relax more.

Your coach will become your marketing manager, your sales director, your training coordinator; your confidant, your mentor. Your coach will help you make your dreams come true …