The Mastermind Failure Club is a short guide to help artists, writers, filmmakers, and other creative entrepreneurs build and sustain a mutual support network to propel their work forward.
Written by Award-Winning Filmmaker, Writer and Creative Entrepreneur Michele Meek, Ph.D., this mini book outlines: 1) What is the Mastermind Failure Club 2) Why It Works—Tapping Into The Ancient Art of Community 3) How to Choose Your Cohort 4) How to Run Your Mastermind Failure Club 5) Pick Yourself.
Nearly a century ago, Napoleon Hill attributed the wealth and success of men like Andrew Carnegie and Henry Ford to their mastermind groups—support networks of colleagues for feedback and support. But how can writers, filmmakers, musicians, and other artists benefit from such an idea if their goal is not merely to generate the most profit, but also to preserve their creative freedom and acquire meaning through their work?
Enter The Mastermind Failure Club, which combines two principles—
- Mastermind Groups: Business leaders and entrepreneurs put their heads together to develop strategic solutions for complex problems.
- Failure Clubs: Participants take on impossibly high goals and nevertheless set out to achieve them.
These two ideas comprise the yin and yang of the group—emphasizing the importance of moving forward in your work and art, while simultaneously addressing the necessity of risk and likelihood of failures. And by curating your own cohort of creative colleagues, you ensure a shared sense of values and purpose.
It's the simple and free DIY solution to needing a coach, mentor, or board of advisors.