A few weeks ago, I was thinking of starting my own mastermind group in Montreal. If you don’t know what a mastermind is, read more about it in a recent blog post I wrote about mastermind groups. Just think of it as a study group for self-employed people. I’m finally done with recruiting and found a lovely group of 8 freelancers, artists, and entrepreneurs. Let me introduce them to you! If you’ve seen my portrait & headshot portfolio, my Montreal Artists series, or read my blog, you might recognize a few faces! I feel bad reducing what these people do into a single word, because they do so much more, but here we go:
Myriam | Dancer
Reyhanne | Entrepreneur
Simon | Marketer
Dan | Writer
Meags | Illustrator
Ariel | Maker
Kayla | Graphic Designer (who I haven't photographed yet, so she's a cat for now)
Alex (hey that's me) | Photographer
The group just met for the first time last week at my place, and it went just as you would expect: I sat in an arm chair in a dark corner of the room, cross-legged and petting a cat, and once they all arrived, I announced that I had been expecting them, with a sinister voice of course. It went well.
I love that we’re in many ways a very diverse group. I’m excited to officially start the meetings in a few weeks and I’m sure we’ll have a lot to learn from each other. We’ll be meeting once a month over dinner to talk about different aspects about our respective businesses and projects, and we’ve already brainstormed enough discussion topics for at least a year. I’ll be reporting back occasionally with things I deem helpful for potential fellow freelancers or self-employed people who read my blog. Things like productivity tips, useful books/podcasts, marketing as a freelancer, etc. (Actually, if you're interested, let me know what topics you'd like to read about). In the meantime feel free to peruse (YES! First time I've used that word) my blog or sign up to my newsletter by clicking the banner below. Thanks for reading!