I’m glad to say that from right back when I first started out in this industry, I’ve been surrounded by folks that are willing to share the knowledge they have in order to help those around them to grow and develop.
Sure there are always people that are very guarded about what they do but to honest I can’t help but think this is an insecurity; scared that people will start doing what they are and so take business from them. The reality though is that no matter what we share, we all have different personalities, different life experiences and different skill levels, so what is shared will inevitably be interpreted differently and in that person’s style..does that make sense?
In fact I’d go so far to say that if you’re scared of then it’s telling you one thing…get better and don’t expect to be able to remain at the same skill level you have today.
Anyway, with all that in mind, this past weekend we held the very first of our CC Mastermind sessions. This is where as a close group of friends we arranged a 4 hour meeting to share information. This information can take the form of anything related to Photography, Retouching, Business and in fact anything that others may find useful.
From Left to Right: Jonathan Thompson, Keith Hammond, Noel Hannan, JJ Jones, Lee Gorecki, Yours Truly, James Hole & Brian Worley
To say the first meeting was a success would be a complete understatement. The amount shared and the amount learned by each and everyone present was quite overwhelming…
Websites, Apps, Best Business Practices, Tips, Techniques, Equipment to check out, new books worth reading and so it went on…
HUGE thanks to the guys for coming along; some travelling considerable distance to make it. Of course it’s not easy to get a date when everyone can attend so rest assured those unable were missed however we’ll be planning ongoing sessions roughly every 8 weeks. Mind you..we’ll need a bigger room if all 11 members come along 🙂
So what about you? Why not get a group together and do something similar? Helping each other out like this is so incredibly beneficial for all involved and by sharing with each other, we ALL move forward!
Oh and we’ve called this Masterminding session, the CC Mastermind / CC Network. Why CC? The Curry Club of course 🙂
Have a great start to the week and I’ll catch you back here tomorrow.