I own and run a small architectural practice. My local competitors seem to be everywhere and appear to be doing a lot better than our firm. I have heard you run a training programme designed to help people like me to build and develop their businesses. If so can you let me know more about it?



The programme you are referring to is the CLC Mastermind, which has been successfully running for three plus years.

So, have you ever wondered why some small business owners, entrepreneurs and senior decision makers in firms achieve a higher levels of success than others?

Are you puzzled when you see them growing at a much faster rate than yourself?

Well, let me tell you about the incredibly powerful, yet all too often ‘hidden’ secret to their success – masterminding.

Napoleon Hill, author of the classic book Think and Grow Rich, first defined the mastermind as a “coordination of knowledge and effort, in a spirit of harmony, between two or more people, for the attainment of a definite purpose.”  Since the publication of Think and Grow Rich in the 1937, the idea of mastermind groups has grown and evolved to become ‘the hidden secret’ of successful individuals.

You may have heard of Mastermind groups but aren’t quite sure what they are, or if joining one would be right for you. Many people often wonder if they have what it takes to be in a mastermind group. Well, I have both lead my own mastermind groups in the past, and I can tell you without a shadow of doubt that joining a Mastermind group will prove to be the smartest decision you’ve ever made for yourself and the growth of your business.

What is a Mastermind group? It can best be described as one part board of directors and one part peer-advisory committee. A Mastermind group is made up of like-minded business owners who come together to contribute to each other’s success.

The power of the Mastermind experience is that it can lift your mind and vision to enable you to see things that you otherwise could not, most likely because you are too close to your business. As business owners we are all too often just too close to our own businesses to see the opportunities or solutions to problems.

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