Before the New Year begins, do you take some time to reflect on the following year and ask yourself what did and didn’t work well? Over the past couple of weeks, I’ve been thinking about what’s been important for me in the past year. And what really stood out to me was joining a mastermind. This was so massively impactful for me that I want to share all about the lessons I learned from it in today’s episode. Whether you intend to join a mastermind or not, you can still implement these key success secrets to accelerate your path to success in 2021.
But before we dive right in, let me introduce myself in case this is your first visit. I am your host, Jen Gitomer, creator of Breakthrough Babe and author of the best-selling book, Sales in a New York Minute.
And it is time to make massive breakthroughs in YOUR life. With each episode, you are going to move past your fears of asking for the sale, learn to build deep connections that lead to meaningful business results, and master sales strategies that will help you grow and scale your business. Each week, I will be providing you with tips to avoid common mistakes in your business, teach hacks to help you grow and scale faster, and teach you to ALWAYS ask for the sale with confidence.
It is time for you, the Breakthrough Babe, to create more sales, income, and connections in your business. Let’s get started!
In this episode, I’m sharing the key success secrets I learned in 2020 so that your 2021 can be super successful! And for even more inspiration, listen to ALL of episode 36 of the Breakthrough Babe Podcast on your fave streaming platform.
I joined a mastermind with my current coach, Jen Casey. I saw her speak, developed a massive woman crush, and started working with her. She’s totally lived up to my expectations, and she has helped me tremendously in the past year. So my first key success secret for you is to get yourself a coach! Get yourself someone who can help you, who you can message whenever you need help. Get yourself someone who can see your perspective and help you see additional perspectives. That’s the real benefit of having a coach: they can help you see the things you maybe can’t see. They’ll help you get all the way around to achieve your goals. I highly encourage you to bring an awesome coach into your life!
How I define a mastermind is a group of people who come together with shared values, who are there to grow themselves, and by sharing with others, achieve a faster path to success. What really impressed me about my mastermind was that everyone had positive anticipation and positive outcome expectation, meaning that they have all invested in themselves. They were all there because they wanted to grow and wanted to contribute to each other’s growth. Every single person in that room had their own zone of genius. And by sharing it with others, they’re helping each other accelerate the path to success.
Whether or not you join a mastermind isn’t what this episode is about. But what rooms can you put yourself in next year? Where you can find other people who have positive anticipation and positive outcome expectation? If you show up consistently in that space, you will see results. Spend your time intentionally, not just haphazardly, so you can grow.
Jen Gitomer gained her prowess in NYC as both a salesperson and award-winning sales leader for a Fortune 500 company. She left corporate America to fulfill her entrepreneurial dream. Jennifer helps entrepreneurs increase their revenue and profit through her proven sales strategies. In addition to the Breakthrough Business Babe Podcast, Jennifer co-hosts the Sell or Die podcast with her husband, Jeffrey.
She is the best-selling Author of Sales in a New York Minute – 212 Pages of Real-World, Easy to Implement Sales Strategies to Make More Sales, Build Loyal Relationships and Make More Money, the CEO and Founder of Breakthrough Business Babe and a master business growth coach. When she’s not working, you’ll find Jen planning her next Paris trip, taking a yoga class, playing tennis, or hanging out with her family and Cavalier King Charles fur babies.
Sometimes entrepreneurship can feel lonely. But it doesn’t have to. Going through a business with entrepreneur friends is everything. The connections you get from being in a mastermind or joining any kind of group like this can be priceless, and they can be lifelong. I love and rely on the people I’ve met through masterminds, and I know that they’ll be lifelong friends. It’s so important to have people who lift you up, encourage you, and want to see you succeed. And being part of a group like this is about giving more than you receive. If you can join a group where everyone’s a giver and so are you, you are going to win every single time.
When you’re a part of a mastermind or any similar group, you absolutely get out of it what you put into it. There were people in my mastermind who didn’t show up regularly and didn’t take advantage of the coaching, even though they had invested in it. If you are not showing up and getting the help you need, you’re not doing enough. I know for me that when I showed up and the more I gave, the more I received. Even if I showed up to the call but didn’t have a question, I would receive from other people’s questions. I would learn, and I would grow. I would get advice just from hearing what other people were going through. How cool is that?
You will learn the most if you can leave your ego behind. When I met with my mastermind for the first time, I made a very conscious decision to leave my ego at home. I decided I would be completely receptive and open to what other people had to say. And I can promise you that the people who grew the most were the people who checked their egos too. I want you to ask yourself, how open are you to receiving information? Are you dismissive, or are you open? If you want to grow and achieve your goals, you have to be open and leave your ego behind.
Here’s your breakthrough game plan! It’s the beginning of the New Year, and you have a clean slate right now. I want you to decide today what you will do with it. How will you invest in yourself this year? What are you going to do that’s different from all the other years? If you want to have more breakthroughs, you totally can. But it’s hard to do this alone. So I encourage you to find a coach and a community where all of this can become possible. I truly want you to succeed. And if you’re wanting to join a group of fantastic freakin’ females who support each other to the core, you can apply for my mastermind! This group is on fire!
Don’t forget to tune in to episode 36 of the Breakthrough Babe Podcast. And if you love this episode, don’t forget to take a screenshot, share it on your Instagram stories and tag me @jengitomer so that we can spread this important message to even more entrepreneurs and biz babes!