Well, yesterday’s post was something different, hey? Thanks to everyone who reached out! I appreciate all of you. (Especially) in light of yesterday’s post, I wanted to share with all of you the story of the rad Mastermind group I’m in, a group that in part made that bravery/honesty possible.
At the end of September, I started a group message with two of my girlfriends to decide the details of the Girls’ Night Out we wanted to have.
Little did we know at the time, that this thread would become so epically long, filled with motivation, encouragement, support, and oh-so-much-awesomeness.
I’ve read about Mastermind groups online and the amazing thing that they are, but the idea of being in a mastermind group with strangers didn’t particularly appeal to me, and all the mastermind groups I heard of were centred around a very specific topic; I simply had no idea what topic I wanted to focus on. Fitness? Blogging? Productivity? Creativity? ..?
But I definitely craved the type of support that masterminds could provide.
During our Girls’ Night (yep, we finally did figure out a date we could all agree on!), Asyah and Bobbi told me about something they did last year: they sent each other post-workout pictures to encourage each other to work out. I thought this was an awesome idea..and then went on to completely forget about it.
We kept on using the group message to share things with each other, and soon it became second nature to just share things in that thread. But the real magic started when Asyah sent her first post-workout picture with the caption, ‘Day 1. I’ll try to be consistent for one week.’
And then, jumping on the train, I did a workout and sent a post-workout picture, and then Bobbi..and it was all awesomesauce from there.
That group thread became home to public speaking advice, working on getting up early, a sound board for creative ideas, experimental selfies (you know that had to happen..we’re a trio of fun-loving happy girls..of course there’s selfies involved), sharing dreams, figuring out Important Decisions, random reflections, blogging discussions, and so much more.
Now if I have an idea or something I want to bounce off of another person, I bounce it off the girls in our awesome group thread.
That thread is basically a shining spot of positivity in my day, and I love it. It’s a great mix of accountability, motivation, and tons of (happy!) support.
We all need support in our lives, and although we might have a lot of friends, and people we regularly share our lives with, we often forget that we need a person (or two) in our lives who not only cheer us on but push us to do better and open us up to new things. I believe that without this sort of support, it’s much harder to Live An Awesome Life.
So look around you, and find that core group of people who are your support and make a conscious effort to be be part of that awesomeness, because it will certainly pay off. 🙂
Also: Both of my friends have recently turned bloggers, I’m excited to say! (Yet another thing that came about because of our group thread!) Go check them out, you might recognize their nicknames from previous posts around here, here’s Bobbi (the Redhead) and here’s Asyah (the Hybrid).