I love the idea of Masterminding, briefly it is when two or more people who come together to share their ideas, skills and knowledge to create innovative solutions, and form an alliance of minds to be the best they can be in whatever they wish to undertake.
It’s not a new idea, originally put forward by Napoleon Hill, author of Think and Grow Rich, who said “No two minds ever come together without thereby creating a third, invisible intangible force, which may be likened to a third mind.” Some of the most successful business owners, have been involved in a mastermind group. Bob Proctor, Henry Ford, Thomas Edison, and Disney to name a few.
Trust and mutual respect are obviously important if you are to start your own mastermind group or partnership. Right now think, are there people around you currently that you would like to form a mastermind group or partnership with. Many self help books suggest you find mentors or at the very least associate with people who are being or doing that which you aspire to. So if you do not have people in your life (even just as acquaintances) that encourage or inspire you on to greater things then get some. Conversely if you know you are surrounded by people who bring you down, bring out your worst side, hold you back or discourage you then perhaps it is time to reconsider why you are involved with them.