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The Higher Performing People Mastermind Group

Facilitated by Mandy Schumaker

•Would you like to get brainstorming and advice from a group of peers?

•Can you benefit from a group of accountability partners?

•Would it benefit you to have a supportive environment in which to share challenges, ideas and information?

Definition of a Mastermind group:

One could argue the original definition of a mastermind group, but 9 times out of 10, when someone in business today refers a mastermind group, he or she means a group of like-minded individuals who come together on a regular basis to help and support one another to grow their respective businesses.

The History of Mastermind Groups:

Mastermind groups have been around since the beginning of time: the founding fathers of the United States were essentially a mastermind group; likewise Jesus and his disciples. The Greek king, Alexander the Great (356-323 BC) had a group of advisors as have most world leaders in history; these groups of advisors can be considered mastermind groups.

You may have heard of Benjamin Franklin's Junto. (Junto is a Spanish word which means "council.") Ben Franklin, an individual committed to self-improvement, in 1727 founded a discussion group called the Junto that evolved into the American Philosophical Association and helped establish the first U.S. lending library as well as an academy that evolved into the University of Pennsylvania. The Junto was essentially a mastermind group.

Andrew Carnegie, one of the most famous leaders of industry of the late 19th and early 20th centuries, and a Scottish immigrant who became the richest man in the world, believed participating in a mastermind group to be an essential ingredient for success.

Most often we hear the name of Napoleon Hill associated with mastermind groups. While Hill clearly didn't invent the idea, he can certainly be given credit for promoting the concept of a mastermind alliance. Napoleon Hill was an American author, one of the first to write on the topic known today as personal development. In 1928, Hill published a study course called The Law of Success, based on his interviews (at the suggestion of Andrew Carnegie) over the course of 20 years with some of the country's most successful men. One of the lessons contained within The Law of Success is... you guessed it... a mastermind group. Nine years later, Hill continued to expound on the topic of the mastermind alliance in his best-selling classic, Think and Grow Rich.

Zig Ziglar said "You can get everything in life you want, if you'll just help others get what they want."

Who: Entrepreneurs, solopreneurs, coaches, consultants and sales professionals who are looking to exponentially grow their business, learn from others, offer valuable wisdom and insight to others, and play a much bigger game in their business. You must be a high energy self starter, who is willing to make a serious 6-month commitment to this group, offer your wisdom, guidance and support and take massive action in your business between sessions!

Dates: May 19, June 16, July 14, August (no in person meeting), September 8, October 6, November 3. All meetings will be held at The Cumberland Club 116 High Street, Portland from 5:30-8:30 pm. A light dinner is included as part of the HPP Mastermind package.

Q&A Call dates: June 2, June 30, July 28, August 11, September 22, October 20, November 17

Benefits of this group:

  • Brainstorming, support and advice from your peers – it's your very own Board of Advisors
  • Figure out what you want your business to look like one year from now, and get input on that vision from your group
  • Create the goals to achieve your vision, and a plan to implement your goals
  • Access entrepreneurial knowledge, skill sets and tricks from your peers
  • Improve your productivity
  • Have a group of accountability partners – it's the power of positive peer pressure put to work!
  • Overcome isolation – you won't have to go it alone
  • Start moving forward in your business and reaching your financial goals
  • Includes daily accountability worksheets from me, as well as having a daily accountability partner from the mastermind group
  • Free access to all teleclasses and trainings
  • A copy of my CD, "7 Productivity Secrets of Successful Entrepreneurs"


Each mastermind meeting will include a teaching from me on a particular topic (i.e. getting clear on your ideal client, developing ideal client profile, creating compelling marketing messages, overcoming fear of sales, the soft close, pricing, networking etc) related to marketing your business and attracting more clients. Then 5-6 members will have the opportunity to participate in a "hot seat" each week to help get the input of the group to solve a particular challenge in their own business. During the course of the 6 month period, each participant will have a minimum of 3 hot seats.

There will also be a Q&A session by phone each month (time to be determined) to get coaching, have questions answered and to get clarification and validation on your progress.

Cost: You can participate in the Higher Performing People Mastermind Group at a prepaid rate of $1497 or $297 per month (paid prior to the beginning of each month). If this speaks to you and you know you want to be a part of this, please let me know ASAP. This is certain to fill up quickly, contact me today if you are interested in being a part of this Higher Performing People Mastermind.

If interested: Please contact Mandy Schumaker at 207-653-6977 or for a brief interview to see if this would be a good fit for you and your business.