A Mastermind Group is a meeting of highly motivated people who share one common goal and are effectively able to encourage and help each other reach the goal. This type of group helps you sharpen your business and personal skills. In the case of a translator, a Mastermind Group helps sharpen his or her translation skills or exposes him or her to new translation techniques.
Here are some ways a Mastermind Group can be helpful to translators:
- Brainstorming – Are you working on something new? Looking for ideas? Solving a problem? Brainstorming is very beneficial to all members of a Mastermind Group because each member can act as a sounding board. You can swap ideas, concepts, suggestions, and give honest feedback.
- Experience – A Mastermind Group frequently consists of members of all ages with varying levels of experience. Therefore, each member brings a unique perspective to the table, making it more likely that someone will present a plausible or even novel solution for every possible scenario.
- Encouragement – This is one the best benefits that Mastermind Groups offer. Why? First, your group doesn’t pressure you to do things you can’t possibly do because they know how the translation industry works and share similar skills and abilities such as superior proofreading, polyglotism, and so on. At the same time, someone who is also in your industry knows how to provide realistic encouragement.