5 Legit Reasons to Start Wolfpacking aka MasterMind Group
WTF is Wolfpacking?
“You guys might not know this, but I consider myself a bit of a loner. I tend to think of myself as a one-man wolf pack.” –Alan Garner
Ray, what is Wolfpacking?? Basically, it’s a group or network of people who have similar goals and motivations. They then get together and discuss things among themselves in order to learn from each other’s mistakes and successes. You may know this as a mastermind group.
I like to call a mastermind group wolfpacking. Everytime I hear mastermind group I cringe) wolfpacking is just more fun!! This is easier than ever in today’s world where social media has made it extremely easy for people to “meet up” with people in person or virtually.
The importance of wolfpacking, especially if you are running a business or planning to start one is this: you will have various people sharing their experiences and ideas with you.
These will help you understand certain situations and environments that you still may not have faced or gone through.
Here are some of the benefits of being in mastermind group.
1. You will be able to listen to other’s experiences and mistakes.
As a new business owner or even an established owner looking to grow, you have no idea what’s in store for you. Getting a heads up about potential pitfalls and dead ends will save you time and money! Let’s face it, it’s always a good thing to look at a problem from a third person viewpoint and analyze and learn from it.
2. You will be able to talk about your own goals and objectives and get advice from others.
This might give you clear solutions that may not even have crossed your mind when you worried over them alone. Collective thinking always gives better solutions.
3. A support network is a huge strength for anyone doing a business.
The life of an entrepreneur is rough, the life of a solopreneur is even rougher! Yeah rougher! Having a set of people who support and encourage you, can really help when you can’t see the light at the end of the tunnel.
Remember all those promises you made to yourself in regards to your business? How many did you keep? It’s very easy to procrastinate when no one is there to keep you in line. Knowing there’s a group of people (your wolfpack/ mastermind group) asking “you didn’t make time to finish your goals” is going to help push you through those dreaded plateaus.
5. #Motivation Bitches!
Seeing others succeeding is motivating! Whether it’s because you’re happy to someone else succeed, or you’re a competitive bastard and hate being left behind, talking about what you and others want to achieve will make you driven to actually get there.
How do I start Wolfpacking?
You can find plenty of groups on Google+ Hangouts and Facebook. Send a message “I’m looking to start wolfpacking!! Who’s in?” trust me people will ask wth you’re talking about! you can explain it’s a mastermind group later. Twitter, Instagram, Facebook or any social platform can be used to find members. Meeting people physically will require you to set up meeting dates and maintaining regularity in them, but this can be done virtually in many ways.
My friend Josh Coffy (of Flight Media) and I met at a conference, exchanged numbers, and started talking on the reg every friday! It has been an immense help to my business.
Meetup.com is one popular site where you can search ” mastermind group ” and find fellow people with similar motivations and goals in life. Or else, you can always start one on your own by making acquaintances and getting them together!
Even if you’re a do it all, you will still need guidance, advice, and encouragement from people who have been there or who are going through the same thing. Having a network of individuals with the same goals will give you new hope and motivation to follow your dreams. Learning is an important part in success and this is one more benefit you can get from Wolfpacking.
Join one and let us know how different it feels and how much it helps you to focus and drive forward. You won’t be sorry.
In the words of Alan Garner…“Wait a second, could it be?” And now I know for sure, I just added two more guys to my wolf pack. Four of us wolves, running around the desert together, in Las Vegas. So tonight, I make a toast!