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Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Internet Marketing: Do Mastermind Groups Work?

Steve Jobs said, "Things don't have to change the world to be important."

It was fortuitous that I presented myself for a coaching program when and where I did because part of the program required me to participate in a Mastermind group. I was assigned to a collection of men and women from all over the world.

As you can imagine, the men dropped off first. Then one woman, and we have a collection of internet marketers who have bonded and become fast friends. Only 3 of us have ever met face to face; the rest of our numbers are just friendly voices on the phone and email addresses!

Last night's Mastermind conference call was so phenomenal and so filled with information that it was decided to summarize it and send it to those who were absent. Life happens, you know-people go on vacation, have ailing relatives, get laid up themselves and we all can't be present for every call. We don't want to miss a single thing; we remind me of mothers who want their children home in time for supper!

Each member of this group is working in a different area. Some are bloggers, some have non-profit ventures. Some work on offline projects as well as online activities. Some of us are working full time jobs in addition to our online activities. Everyone is incredibly generous with their time, talents and resources. We share information if we find a Golden Gem somewhere. We cheer one anothers' accomplishments and mourn with others if they struggle.

Each of us has accountability partners, to whom we report our activities and progress. We are nudged to reach a little higher, think outside the box in different, better ways and we connect when an idea or question pops up for consideration.

Some online entrepreneurs may not need this kind of support. For me, it is life giving and nourishing the way nothing else is. Our little sisterhood may not change the world, but it has colored MY world and it is critically important to me in my internet marketing journey.

My Mastermind Sisters have demonstrated to me what Jimmy Carter knew:

"You can do what you have to do and sometimes you can do it better than you think you can."

Connie Baum


  1. Well written and so full of truth and passion.
    I am one of those who have been absent as of late, and truly miss the interaction.

    I think I would like to encourage an accountability partner for myself since I tend to get "stuck" in day to day trials.

    Thanks so much for the report, Connie... well done!


  2. Connie said it all - a wealth of information and a treasure full of friends!