What is a “Master Mind,” you ask? I didn’t know either. As a retired teacher, I was hearing about Master Mind Groups but didn’t really know what it was. I was out of the loop!
This week I am listening to an audiobook, “The Power of the Master Mind,” hoping for an understanding of what it is. It can be as small as only two people, or can be more. The Declaration of Independence is an example of the power of such a group, even though it wasn’t called that, back then. The advice is not to tell everyone what your goals are, but to share them with a select group, your Master Mind Group, for support and encouragement.
This spring, I heard Dr. Jason Fung (via YouTube) say not to tell people you are intermittent fasting. He was right. Your friends and family won’t be supportive because they don’t “get it” and will think it is a strategy that is extreme or even crazy. (I’ve done the research - it is not!)
Well, guess what? They are right! Having just lost 60 pounds, those closest to me are the least supportive, asking:
1. Are you taking a diet pill?
2. Are you feeling weak?
3. Do you think you are losing muscle mass?
4. Do you think it’s affecting your brain?
...and so on.
The good news ... Spark members are VERY supportive! In these pages you get nudges, cheers, answers, challenges, encouragements, prompts, badges, trophies, laughs, jokes, and every kind of support you could ever need or want! SP love - unconditional!
I don’t think I would have ever admitted that I was 60 pounds overweight, and no one would have ever told me that. And here I am, adding another 5 to that goal, and will likely add another 5 after that. The advice of the Master Mind is to meet regularly, consistently, and purposefully. That’s what SparkPeople is for me - my Master Mind Team - daily. I feel the support and the results are evident!