Five Reasons Why You Should Attend a Mastermind Dinner

Mastermind Dinners are a perfect way to start getting connected. Jayson Gaignard author of the book, “Mastermind Dinners: Build Lifelong Relationships by Connecting Experts, Influencers, and Linchpins”, tells his story of how getting connected changed his life for the better and invited success into his life in ways you could only imagine. His book is packed with step by step details and invaluable tips to create your own successful Mastermind Dinners. The following are five reasons why you should attend a Mastermind Dinner or host one yourself.
1. Build a Tribe: Unless you’re a troll living under a bridge and don’t like people, it’s always refreshing to meet new people. The most memorable times of my life were the minutes and seconds I spent with others. Although I am somewhat of a loner and like my solitude, I truly enjoy time well spent with others. Now add the excitement of engaging with new minds…and new ideas…and fresh concepts. This is what happens at a Mastermind Dinner. We are meant to grow as a tribe. Tribes connect and feed off each other. The phrase, “Survival of the fittest” should be called, “Survival of the fittest tribe.” For a deeper understanding about tribes and how they fit into the world today read, “Tribes” by Seth Godin.

2. Learn what you don’t know: We have all learned something. We believe we can just Google it and all our questions will be answered. This may be true for many of the times, but it’s not always going to be that simple. To get to the great stuff in life sometimes a great amount of hard work needs to be done. That’s good right? Because if it was easy everyone would do it. This is where the power of the tribe with its synergistic energy can help to solve those issues, get past those road blocks and break through those barriers.

3. Practice being a Master: I recently finished reading a book called, “Mastery” by Robert Greene. This book walked me through the lives of amazing individuals who became masters of their craft. He touches on habits, behaviors, and the internal drive of these amazing people. Becoming a Master is a walk that never ends. There is no completion or finish line. There is no final course or capstone. There is no solving of the puzzle or reaching the final level. Mastery is a way of life. It’s about continuing and not trying to correct along the way. Don’t even try to correct before you begin. Just begin and continue. Mastery is about doing what’s next instead of spending too much time thinking about what happened and basking in the mistakes, because mistakes are the most important part of becoming a Master. Without mistakes mastery would not exist.

4. Get comfortable with being uncomfortable: There will always be a time in your life when you have to do something you don’t want to do. We visualize over and over what could go right and what could go wrong. The easy way to deal with this is to push forward and proceed with confidence and be rather than been. Fear is fuel for the great and will spark a fire to greatness. Bring all your fears and challenge yourself at your next Mastermind Dinner. Check out, “The Obstacle is the Way” by Ryan Holiday to peel back more layers on this topic.

5. Get Refreshed: Spending a few hours with interesting people with amazing stories and incredible ideas is a perfect way to get refreshed. Working hard is only part of the story. We also need time to play. Many would say that play is critical to success in one’s life. I’ve often felt my best and performed most optimally when I incorporated play into my life. It’s as important or perhaps more important than anything else for success and well being. To dig deeper into the whole play philosophy read, “Play it Away” by Charlie Hoehn.

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