There really is no other way. Either grow or go – nowhere. It’s the undeniable fact in life that if you can’t focus on growth, even in the smallest, most seemingly insignificant but consistent way, then it’s tough, maybe nearly impossible to reach that big dream.
And every dream needs a team.
That team doesn’t need to consist of a million people, not even a few thousand, or a hundred. How about just a few people, pointed in the same direction, focused on you getting better every day, on them getting better every day, every week, every month, year after year. Now you’ve got a dream team. It’s no secret two heads are better than one, a couple of mindful minds sharing ideas, lending support, offering criticism, talking-and-walking accountability and bringing honest, deep friendship. Now you’ve got an unstoppable force.
It would be tough, in fact it is tough to give adequate props to the members of my mastermind group: “High Performance Growth Coach” Pete Kohlasch, “Wealth & Relationship Builder” Mark Pallack, and “Realtor, Connector & Motivator Extraordinaire” Rob Commodari. Men who have become like brothers to me and who are focused on the single most important concept there is if you want to be remarkable, to leave a legacy, to create significance – growth. Steady, consistent, well-supported, inspired and occasionally re-directed growth.
Today is not the day, nor the platform to describe in detail what it’s like to be part of such a group. It’s for another day, maybe even a Sunday Series. The power is that big, the meaning that deep, the hardships and the victories shared that impactful, the lessons learned and taught that important, it deserves a bigger blog, the proper analysis and showcase. It needs to be “mastermind worthy”. I can tell you however the genesis of this blog would not have been possible without them, their support and leadership and it is only the tip of the iceberg in personal growth.
I will just say this, in life, if you can figure out your WHY and then get a few people to buy into who you are, who you want to be and will sacrifice their own existence to help you get where you are trying to go, mainly because it means they get to do the same as well, then you really get to live. Because living is growing.
The four of us just finished a two-day mini retreat sharing plans for the “eight to be great”, the final eight weeks of 2014 and a sneak-peek at what the new year will bring for each of us — goals, dreams, visions, and a plan of action to get there. It’s all about the journey and the joy of that journey if you are simply aware every day, and have the support, positive influence and inspiration to fight back against the demons and dragons which try to steal your dreams. Your goal, your destination is not even viewed as the final prize, it’s simply another milestone along your way.
You can’t go back. You can only go forward. If you want to just grow.
Until next time, thanks for taking the time.
Mark Brodinsky, Author, Blogger, Financial Services
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