Hi Entrepreneurial You readers! Below, you’ll find the exact text of the email I sent to Recognized Expert pilot course participants, inquiring if they’d be interested in doing a Mastermind Day together. Note the ‘testing’ approach (as exemplified by The Lean Startup), to gauge if there’s interest first, before investing too many resources creating a fixed plan.
I hope seeing the text is useful to you if you’re thinking of organizing your own mastermind group or Mastermind Day. And if you’d like to learn more about the Recognized Expert community or join the course, you can check it out here.
Here’s the email text below.
Hi everyone! I can’t believe it’s our last official week of class!
[I include some details about course logistics here.]
One other question for you. Of course we’ll keep the Facebook group going, so folks can continue to interact there. But I’ve also gotten some requests for other ways to keep the connection going, perhaps in person.
I’m not sure if it’d be of interest, but one possibility I’m considering based on suggestions I’ve received is to organize a one-day mastermind retreat here in NYC over the summer, so folks could meet face-to-face, build connections, and get hot-seat advice from me and the other group members about growing their business and expert reputation.
Here’s what it might look like: We could meet for a relaxed dinner at my favorite restaurant the night before, then do a day-long mastermind session at my apartment near Wall Street. Everyone would get a chance to talk about their business and get help from the group. We’d need a minimum of 8 to make it work well, maximum of 12. I’d probably charge more in the future, but – as this would be a pilot offering, too – I’d price this one at $1000/person. (I’d cover dinner, breakfast & lunch; you’d handle travel to NYC & accommodations.) I’m guessing we’d want to do it on a weekend day, or maybe a “bridge” day like a Friday, in case folks wanted to take a weekend getaway in NYC.
If this appeals, please feel free to shoot me a note that says “yes.” If not, no need to do anything – I’m just taking a pulse on some suggestions I’ve received looking for ways the group can continue to interact & support one another moving forward.