What is a Mastermind?
’ve been asked hundreds of times over the years to offer a mastermind. It wasn’t until 2016 that I finally did. I took on a small group of ladies to work with … to develop my skills as a facilitator of the mastermind … to see what level of success and commitment the group would have … and to truly see if it was something I would enjoy doing. Well, the answer is YES! WE ALL LOVED IT. That Mastermind is still going on, into its second year. One of my great passions is witnessing people grow, expand and succeed … in whatever way that means to them, and man have I seen a LOT of success!
WHAT IS A MASTERMIND, YOU MAY ASK?
There is synergy of energy, commitment, and excitement that participants bring to a Mastermind Group. The beauty of Mastermind Groups is that participants raise the bar by challenging each other to create and implement goals, brainstorm ideas, and support each other with total honesty, respect and compassion.
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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:
- 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.
- 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.
- Collaborationis 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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! As always, my mastermind will be a bit different … everything I do just kinda is that way. I am a BIG believer that everything personal is and does affect business and everything business is and does affect our personal life.
Mastermind participant’s testimonials
There is just something about having a mentor who knows you and has watched you grow and evolve over the years to guide you, and Sunny knows me to the depths of my soul, not only from the things I have shared, but more so from her level of intuitiveness and ability to be guided by spirit. Whether you know Sunny or not, she is an amazing teacher and mentor, and has been for me since day one.
Those of us who are blessed enough to know her and work with her consider her an angel on this earth, and I feel honored to call her my mentor and teacher.
If it weren’t for Sunny, I wouldn’t be where I am today; she has guided me in all areas of my life, whether it be my relationships, friendships, spirituality, or my business – she is the one I turn to.
She is not only experienced and wise, but she is the real deal who genuinely walks her talk and does her work with integrity. That’s important to me when looking for a mentor. Working in the mastermind with Sunny is the highlight of my week. I’ve arranged my entire schedule, so I never miss a session, because I know each week I’m going to experience so much clarity and growth.
One day you may think you need advice on a certain area of your life, and the next thing you know she is guiding you through an issue you thought you healed years ago, but she knows there’s still work to be done there.
There is no bullshitting Sunny, and there is no hiding things from her. If you set out to work with her, she WILL bring things up that need to be processed, but that’s when the healing and growth occurs! Isn’t that why we look for a mentor, anyway? Because we want to heal, grow, and become the best version of ourselves? Her ability to know what work still needs to be done astonishes me, she truly sees all, even when you don’t see it for yourself. But she does it gently, and with love. She sheds light on all the areas that need work.
Each mastermind session is an adventure, and I don’t think any of us really know where it is going to take us. Sunny is led by spirit and has the ability to tune into the energy of the group and see where we need to go that day, yet she is also open to allowing things to unfold organically and letting the experience unravel as it will. The cool thing about it: we learn from others in the group as well. That’s the beauty of a mastermind! When someone else has a question or an issue, we all benefit from the guidance offered, and many times we find it’s something we are each experiencing or have experienced as well!
The synchronicity that occurs in these calls is magical! A good teacher doesn’t give you all the answers, they urge you to look within and do the work to process the crap that is holding you back. That’s what you get in a mastermind with Sunny. Not only do you get a highly intuitive teacher guiding you, but you get her years of experience and wisdom to boot. She has a way of wording things that make you have those ah-ha moments. Each week we get a few tasks to work on until our next call, so it’s not just showing up for the mastermind calls that’s important, it’s showing up for yourself and doing the work each and every day that matters.
If you are ready to show up for yourself and truly do the inner work, you’ll find no better mentor than Sunny Dawn Johnston. I wouldn’t be where I am today – spiritual or professionally – if it wasn’t for her guidance. She is not only my spiritual mentor, or just my business mentor, she is my mentor in all areas of my life, because everything in business is personal, which is one of the most valuable lessons she has taught me.
The personal healing was the missing piece that I wasn’t getting from my other business mentors, and has made all the difference. This group has gone deeper and made bigger shifts than any I have ever been a part of. The women in this group have become my sisters, and I know I can count on them for loving support, gentle truth, and encouragement whenever I need it. Between the wise and challenging guidance of Sunny and the closeness of the sisterhood, this mastermind has been exactly what I needed. I have made huge progress in stepping out of my comfort zone and becoming who I am meant to be, and my business is expanding in a direction that reflects who I really am. I am grateful and blessed!
Participating in the Mastermind group gave Sunny an opportunity to shine a light on areas and thoughts and patterns that are no longer serving me and gave me the tools and support to make changes. As a result, I am evolving and expanding with grace and ease and I feel supported and heard. My favorite aspect of the group is the community and in this case, sisterhood. It can be quite magical when a group of ten women set their intentions and get to work manifesting!
Overall, the Mastermind group reminds me of a lotus flower. Each one of us souls are slowly awakening and stepping into the light. It’s quite an honor to be a witness to such growth. I would recommend Sunny’s mentoring program and Mastermind for anyone ready and willing to take the next step in their expansion.
Many years ago, I told spirit if I were to say yes to doing this work, then they better put someone directly in front of me to show me the way. Someone with integrity, knowledge and leadership that would be willing to lead me in my own work in a loving and supportive way. That’s why I chose to work with Sunny and invest in mentoring.
That investment in myself and my work has paid off in so many ways I would not have room to share it all. The self-sabotage, the fears, the old stories that kept stopping me have shifted so much … some days it leaves me speechless. The first few months, I have to admit, I would consider ways to get out of the call because I just didn’t want to face my fears. I can laugh about that now because these days it’s my fav day of the week because I know I have my Sunny call and that we are going to move mountains each week! Investing in myself was a step that shifted everything. I cannot recommend Sunny and her work and her mentoring enough.
Everyone needs a Sunny in their life!
Masterminds are constantly forming, based on the needs of my clients and of course, my availability. We do not have a start date at this time; however, if you would like to be on my Mastermind FIRST-INFORMED waitlist, please fill out the form below and I’ll reach out to you First, before announcing to my clients and students.