Pointers & Resources

How to set-up your #PIVOTmastermind:

  1. Invite your group! Choose one or two other people whose skills or focus areas compliment each other. For groups of five or more: I recommend holding full group calls once a month, and set up smaller breakout groups for the weekly check-ins.

  2. Set-up a recurring day/time for your call. I prefer 45 minutes every other week, though some mastermind groups do as many as 90 minutes.

  3. Start the call by each doing a check-in: high, low and something you learned this week. Help celebrate each other’s wins!

  4. Take turns with a focused brainstorm: succinctly share one challenge you’re facing, and brainstorm with the group for 10-15 minutes. Rotate as time allows.

  5. Closing: each person identifies 1-2 key next steps they will take between now and the next call.

  6. Conduct reviews: On a quarterly basis, review focus areas (tracker template here). Optional if you want to set (and check-in on) monthly focus areas as well.

  7. A note on notes: Notes are optional, but I find them unnecessary. What I do love is having a shared spreadsheet or tracker. Notes are a transcript of what was said; I find it more helpful to create accountability structures (action items, ways of holding ourselves to what we say we’re going to do).

Resources

Template:

 

Conference Call Tools:

 

PIVOT Resources

  • If you haven’t already, grab your copy of Pivot: The Only Move That Matters Is Your Next One

  • Optional: invite your team to purchase Pivot workbooks to go through the key exercises by hand

  • Check out the free Pivot Toolkit resources

  • Listen and subscribe to the Pivot Podcast

  • Take the Pivotability Index Assessment, which will help you understand your current level of pivotability: how open, flexible and agile you are to change. 
     
  • Momentum, Jenny's private mastermind community for side-hustlers and solopreneurs.#PIVOTmastermind leaders can receive $15 off their first quarter — just forward your receipt to marisol@jennyblake.me. 
     
  • PIVOT Jumpstart Coaching: personalized, one-on-one support to help kickstart your pivot with a member of the Pivot Coaching team. #PIVOTmastermind leaders can receive a $50 discount — just forward your receipt to marisol@jennyblake.me. 

 

Additional Resources:

 

A Note on Notes

Notes (what we said) vs. Accountability Structure (holding ourselves to what we say we’re going to do)

Notes are optional, but I find them unnecessary. What I do love is having a shared accountability spreadsheet or tracker. When my friend Alexis Grant and I were writing books at the same time, we set-up a shared daily writing tracker. It was fun to see each other’s entries and cheer each other on.

When November rolled around, we made a similar spreadsheet public and invited people to join us for a “NaNoBlogMo” challenge of writing 50,000 words in one month (modeled after the popular National Novel Writing Month). Nearly 100 people joined and we wrote a combined 556,000 words, with four people hitting the target of 50,000! Knowing that my peers would see a goose egg if I didn’t write motivated me to at least get a little bit done each day. For the first time in my life (and eight years of bloggings) it I wrote consistently every day, even when I didn’t feel “struck with inspiration,” as I had been used to waiting for.