Do you mastermind?
We do, and it has seriously changed our lives.
We will explain in a moment. But first, a common question.
Q: What is a mastermind?
A: A mastermind is a group consisting of two or more people who offer a combination of brainstorming, education, peer accountability and support. It is believed that a mastermind is WAY more powerful than the actual sum of the brainpower present.
We have both personally participated in mastermind events over the years. And we can honestly say that we would not be where we are today had we not masterminded with other creative and helpful people. One mastermind in particular changed our lives. Wait until you hear this story (below)!
But first, a few quick reasons why masterminds work incredibly well.
- You receive input and feedback from successful people on how to solve some of your most pressing problems. A mastermind forces you to act quickly on things because the participants develop a roadmap for you. Many of them have experienced what you are going through and share their solutions.
- You are held accountable. A mastermind group is like your own personal board of advisors. The relationships formed in the mastermind setting often continue way beyond the time the group is together. We are still in touch with many people we have masterminded with over the years. And we continue to help each other.
- You are introduced to ideas, tools, strategies, books, apps, concepts, and people that can mean the difference between success and failure. Actually one idea that we learned in a mastermind became the impetus for something we began over twenty years ago. More on this below.
- You get the satisfaction of helping others reach their goals as well. Masterminds work two ways. As great as it is to receive help from others, it feels equally as good to help another member reach a goal that they may be struggling with.
Q: So tell us about the mastermind that changed your lives!
A: Sure. It was in Las Vegas many years ago. We were at a really cool marketing conference with about a thousand people in attendance. It was fun and upbeat and everyone was super excited to take ideas back home and put them into action.
The second night of the conference there was an optional session that would allow the attendees to mastermind with some of the actual speakers and experts. We’ll never forget, the cost was $3500 to get in and it was limited to a small number of people. An obscene amount of money but we realized this could be a once in a lifetime opportunity!
We didn’t have a lot of money back then so we attempted to talk the organizer into letting both of us attend (since we were partners) for the same $3500. At first he was not bending, but eventually we sweet-talked him enough for him to give in and say “sure, just don’t tell anyone else!”
So we did it. We maxed out our business credit card to register, but what the heck. We took the chance. It took place in the back corner of one of the large smoky bars at Bally’s Hotel and Casino. As we were in the “hot seat” (a part of the mastermind where you talk about what you want to achieve and why you are struggling), we told everyone about our little dental newsletter business. We wanted to grow but we were not sure how. One of the participants looked at us and asked if we did seminars or conferences. Our answer was “We have never done one.” He then walked over to both of us, looked us straight in the eye and said in a very authoritative voice,
“Why don’t you do a two day conference just like this one, but make it for dentistry?”
Over the next fifteen minutes we received some incredible ideas from the experts and attendees on how to make our conference totally different than anything else out there. Sometime it just takes looking at things through a different lens to find the solution.
And the rest is history. We created what would ultimately turn out to be one of the most successful privately owned dental conferences ever! TBSE!
All from a mastermind.
Had we not spent that $3500 and hung out in that smoky bar, who knows where we would be now.
We were also part of a dental mastermind that met on a regular basis. It was made clear at these meetings that the attitude was “anything goes” and “what is mentioned here stays here.” And both of us can honestly say that the one thing that catapulted our practices to success was meeting and sharing with like-minded, smart and creative people.
Actually, the concept of the “master mind alliance” is not new. It was introduced by Napoleon Hill in his book from the 1920s, The Law of Success, and expanded upon in his 1930s bestseller, Think And Grow Rich.
Hill wrote about the mastermind group principle as:
The coordination of knowledge and effort of two or more people, who work toward a definite purpose, in the spirit of harmony. No two minds ever come together without thereby creating a third, invisible intangible force, which may be likened to a third mind [the master mind].
And if it sounds intriguing, just wait!
For the first time EVER, we have decided to share with our dental community a very intimate (that’s the best kind) mastermind event. Up until now, we have only masterminded with our long term coaching clients. But we are ready to change a few more lives, the same way that our lives were changed in that smoky bar at Bally’s so many years ago – and do it with our dental colleagues.
“The Madow Mastermind Experience” will take place in Baltimore, Maryland on Friday, March 24, 2017. We want this to be intimate and interactive, so we have chosen a venue that will hold just twelve people. If you are struggling with ANYTHING in your practice (or your life!), you should seriously consider making the trip to Baltimore in March. There is no question we are going to change lives!
And it will NOT be in a smoky bar… we promise!
What will a full day of masterminding with The Madow Brothers be worth? Well, inarguably it would be worth at least the $3500 we paid at Bally’s many years ago. And adjusted for inflation, that would be at least double now.
But we have decided to keep the cost low, so we have set it at $1000 for the entire day. We still talk about that evening in Vegas and wonder what would have happened had we not taken the chance for that $3500. We are so glad we did it.
You will not find this mastermind on our website. There is no brochure or mailing for it. We are doing it “under the radar.” It’s down and dirty and it will be life changing.
So what do you see yourself doing? What are your hurdles? Your struggles?
Need some help with something? It could be anything at all.
Well now is YOUR chance. Come mastermind with us in Baltimore. It will be intimate. It will be incredible. It could be intense, but in the end, we will be changing lives for sure. Are you in? We hope so.
Signup by clicking HERE!
Or – you can just stay home and keep doing the same old same old. The choice is yours.
Dr. Rich and Dr. Dave
The Madow Brothers
P.S. We cannot reveal this yet, but there will be something very special at the end of The Madow Mastermind Experience that you will absolutely NOT want to miss. So plan to stay into the evening. Details after you register.
P.P.S. This could be your only chance EVER to mastermind directly with The Madows. Twelve will get to do it. Don’t pass it up.
P.P.P.S. CLICK HERE to sign up!