By Karyn Greenstreet
Posted in:Mastermind Group Facilitation
Do you have a mastermind group member who constantly doesn’t get things done? These members are perpetually stuck, and spend their Hot Seat time talking about what they could do, would do, might do – but never actually take action.
They are a drain on the other members and on the success of the group as a whole.
The purpose of any mastermind group is to help members create successful personal and professional lives, however they define “success” for themselves. That means your first goal as a mastermind group Facilitator is to understand their big-picture view of a fulfilling, happy or satisfying life.
Next, through the masterminding process, encourage them to set short-term projects that will help them reach their goal, then create a sound action plan to complete those projects.
I wouldn’t fire someone from a mastermind group just because they’re not taking action – at least not the first time it happens. Instead…
Recently a member of our Synergy mastermind group was discussing how she needed to hire a cleaning lady so that she’d have more time to work on her business. This was an ongoing concern of hers, but she wasn’t actually making the phone call.
So in the meeting, we paused, asked her to put us on mute, and challenged her to pick up that phone and immediately make that call.
She was shocked – and delighted – to be challenged like that!
She got on the phone, spoke with the person she wanted to hire, and set a date to meet and talk about it.
The next time someone in your group doesn’t take action, challenge them to use their Hot Seat time to complete a specific task so they can break through the blocks.
Have you ever used anything like this in your mastermind group? I’d love to hear your comments.