When Is It Time to Leave Your Mastermind Group?
By Karyn Greenstreet
In every life, transition and transformation become inevitable. So, too, with your membership in your mastermind group.
Here’s what I say in my class about why people leave a group (and when to know it’s time):
- You find that you are not excited about going to meetings…or worse, you dread going
- You find that you cannot trust some of the members of the group
- You find that you cannot be completely authentic in the group
- You find that your brainstorming needs are not being met in the group (you’ve outgrown them)
- You find that your goals have changed and this group is no longer the right group for you
- You find that the group is not holding you accountable (they’re letting you slide)
- You find that you don’t want to participate in discussions when someone else is on the Hot Seat
- You have nothing more to mastermind about, and you don’t want to be on the Hot Seat
- You resist setting action plans or making goals
- You have achieved success and don’t feel you need the same level of support that you needed earlier in your life/business
- You simply want a break from masterminding
There’s nothing wrong with wanting a break from your mastermind group, or having members want to leave your mastermind group. Once you know that being part of a mastermind group no longer suits your needs, talk to the group about it and exit gracefully.
And for those of you who are Facilitators of mastermind groups, pay attention to some of the warning signs and then speak with your member about their role in the group.