One of the best decisions I have ever made in my ministry/business life was to join a mastermind. There is strength in numbers and we are better together. I think the quote says something like,”If you want to go fast, go alone. If you want to go far, go together.”

A year after joining Jeff Walker’s Platinum Plus mastermind, I decided I wanted to create my own room. I struggled with the word “mastermind” and I struggled with putting my name on the front door, but I did it. I did it because I believe we can go far together. I believe a lot of us sit all alone creating the stuff that we are selling or marketing. We don’t only need community, but we need to be around others who we can relate with, learn from, and connect around the same things.

This was a group for CEO’s, business owners, and friends of mine in the group. We met a few times a year in person to do deep work and stay in touch throughout the year, encouraging each other and connecting offline and online.

I had been working with a social media influencer, Jeff Bethke, for years on all his online projects. We had a lot of fun building digital products and publishing books. We started a company together where we worked with other social media influencers and artists.

We couldn’t scale that company the way we wanted to with just the two of us, so we decided to create another room that we called Influencer Inner Circle. The purpose of the group was to go far together. A lot of people have enormous impact online but their neighbors have a hard time understanding what they really do. We wanted to create a room where these influencers are understood, can share secrets, build relationships, learn new things, listen to experts, and create lifelong connections.

These were great learning experiences for me as to what I could handle and what I could take on and decided to shut down both groups but in 2020 going to start a new group. For those that are interested please shoot me an email.

I asked one of the speakers at our recent Influencer Inner Circle meeting to share about her experience with our group:

“It was amazing to watch Craig perform his magic during this influencer mastermind. Each day was jam-packed with facilitated connection, intention setting and intense, deep dive learning sessions. The setting was perfect, relaxed, unpretentious. The speaker line up included jaw-dropping experts like Ryan Levesque, of ASK fame and platform experts like Kenny Reuter of Kajabi. The ease with which Craig managed the flow of the day and the intentionality behind how each element was sequenced was truly impressive. One of the things that strikes me the most about Craig’s talents is his unique combination of strategic “big picture” skills and his deep knowledge of implementation tools and tactics that make ideas real. It’s abundantly clear that he absolutely loves what he does which elevates the entire experience for everyone. “