Want to know how can you be more awesome? The answer might surprise you:

Leverage the awesome of the people around you by creating your own Awesome Club:

Awesome Club: A close knit group of like-minded individuals who come together to offer support, help and accountability.

Some might call them masterminds, mindshares or resource circles, but heck, awesome club is WAY more fun!

 

Here’s how it works:

1. Why:

Awesome club helps with some of the most common personal and professional hardships:

  • Getting the Support You Need
  • Receiving Unbiased Feedback
  • Finding Accountability for Goals
  • Meeting Like-Minded People
  • Easily Asking for Help

Research by Srinivasan Pillay found that the brain makes the best decisions when given information from multiple inputs and our goals are more likely to be achieved when spoken aloud.

2. Who:

Awesome clubs are best when they have 2 to 8 like-minded individuals. They do NOT have to be in the same industry. The only qualification is mutual respect. Here are a few questions you can ask yourself when deciding who to have in your awesome club:

  • Who would it be helpful to get feedback from?
  • Who can serve as a role model or peer mentor?
  • Who can you learn with?
  • Who will hold you accountable?
  • Who do you want to help?

3. Where / When:

Meeting frequency and location is completely up to you and the group and might be something you discuss at your first meeting. Groups can meet weekly, bi-weekly, monthly, quarterly or semi-annually. You can also meet in person, by phone or through video conference—virtual meetings are especially helpful with group members who travel frequently or live in different locations.

4. How:

It’s completely up to you the types of questions you want to ask each other or the topics you want to discuss, but here’s a few to get your Awesome Club started:

  • What are you working on?
  • What was your biggest success this month?
  • What is your biggest obstacle?
  • What are 1 to 3 MAC goals before next meeting? (A MAC goal is a goal that is measurable, actionable and competent–meaning you can actually achieve it, measure it’s success and act on it immediately.)
  • How can we help?

When you go through these questions, it formalizes asking for help, feedback and support. Start your club informally and see how you want to tweak the format to best leverage your support system.

We’ve created a handy Awesome Club sheet for you to use for each meeting to take notes on each attendee’s progress, successes and goals.

Awesome Club Worksheet

About Vanessa Van Edwards

About Vanessa Van Edwards

Lead Investigator, Science of People

I'm the author of the national bestselling book Captivate, creator of People School, and behavioral investigator.

I’ve always wanted to know how people work, and that’s what Science of People is about. What drives our behavior? Why do people act the way they do? And most importantly, can you predict and change behavior to be more successful? I think the answer is yes. More about Vanessa.

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