If you are happy for 2016 to be much the same as 2015 then don’t waste your time reading this.
But if you are ready for a CHANGE – you owe it to yourself to give Mastermind some VERY serious consideration.
Let's be clear - ‘staying the same’ is, by definition, wrong in any way. There’s no rule book that says you or your business have to keep making giant leaps forward.
It might be that you’ve got your business to exactly where it needs to be, in which case – and my Mastermind programme – is genuinely NOT for you.
However I know it’s very possible that this is NOT the case.
If any of these thoughts resonate with you – or even of it’s something else that’s holding you back – my intensive 2016 Mastermind programme could well be the difference that you are looking for to make next year a VERY different experience to the last 12 months.
A note from Vanessa Lanham-Day...
I’ve been running my successful marketing business since 1988. In that time I learned a great deal about what it takes to become a successful and sustainable business and I’m passionate about sharing that knowledge.
I can honestly say that I am now doing
what I was born to do.
I am completely in tune with my purpose
and I truly love my job.
Over the last three years I’ve achieved a lot. I’ve run the most successful Entrepreneur’s Circle region in the UK; I was voted Business Growth Adviser of the Year. I was named as one of the UK’s Top 50 Advisers by Enterprise Nation in 2015.
But probably the achievement I am most proud of is having successfully delivered my intensive Mastermind experience to many dynamic business owners, all of whom are super-focused on their business - and personal - growth.
Running Mastermind was an obvious step for me as it nbrings all my coaching and mentoring skills into play. I say that I am all about ‘inspiring and empowering business owners to fulfil their potential’ - and Mastermind gives me an unrivalled platform to do both - in abundance!
Being able to bring a wealth of ideas that have helped other business owners; or simply to inspire and motivate them to try bigger and bolder steps is an exciting. Helping and encouraging them to dream bigger than they ever dared before. To believe that anything - and everything - is possible and that they truly deserve to be successful.
And empowering ...
On the other hand - getting people to 'make stuff happen' is critical. And I have discovered that i have a real talent for getting people to 'make stuff happen'.
After all, talking only goes so far and, supported by my trusty 'pointed stick', I bring an intensive level of accountability to people who may otherwise forgive themselves for procrastinating. Add to that the support of the rest of the Mastermind team, we bring accountability to a whole new level.
You already know that it’s a lonely world out there running your own business. And if a combination of me genuinely ‘giving a sh*t’ and ‘holding people’s feet to the fire’ works, then I’m delighted to play my part.
"Put simply - I LOVE running Mastermind.
It’s what I do best - and it works"
Which is why I’m developing more Mastermind groups and why I’m looking for more ambitious business owners who want to take their businesses - and themselves - to the next level in 2016
According to Jim Rohn, you become the average of the five people you spend the most time with.
So you can be sure I’ll spend a lot of time making sure we get exactly the right blend of people in the group, with the right mix of enthusiasm, experience and expertise. And I promise you will learn just as much from their ‘hot seats’ as you will from your own.
Investing in your success
The fee to participate in Mastermind isn’t cheap. And nor should it be. In fact it needs to be at a level where you take the commitment VERY seriously and where you are guaranteed to do whatever it takes to succeed. I fully expect you to look back and decide it was the smartest money you’ve ever spent on your business.
That said, I guarantee you’ll get great value for your investment with masses of support available to you - all of which is explained below.
So take five minutes now to read this page through. If you are 100% sure it’s not for you once you reach the ens, then that’s fine. But if you are curious about what you might achieve - let’s set up a conversation and decide together if the Mastermind journey is right for you - right now. To set up a call simply click here>>
I know a small number of businesses will be transformed by my Mastermind in 2016 - and I would love it if yours was amongst them.
The deadline for applications is 9th November 2015.
If you’ve got the desire to make a major step change in your business this year, AND you’re the kind of person who’s not afraid of putting in the effort needed, then you should definitely consider applying for a seat around my Mastermind table.
Just remember, I'm not looking for dreamers or ‘excuse merchants'
As a Mastermind Member, you can look forward to...
A super-charged kick-off session for your Mastermind experience. The purpose is to ensure everyone is thinking, acting and behaving in the right way right from the start. This is a full-day session where we work together to get to know one another, understand you and your business and to discover what you want to get out of your Mastermind experience.
These are full-on, highly-interactive Mastermind sessions, usually running from 8am to 6pm. You’ll get your dedicated one hour ‘hot seat’, as well as contributing to everyone else’s - and these are often where you’ll learn the most!
These are held the evening before each meeting. They are a great way to get to know one another and to let the barriers down - which makes a massive difference in the BIG session the following day.
These are designed to keep track of your progress and keep you moving in the right direction. I don’t want your progress to falter because you lost your way or got stuck for some reason. Expect a 'butt kicking' experience!
If I can help you at all along the way - I absolutely will. Keep me posted with what you are up to and I'll add whatever I can to make it even better.
To help you maintain momentum and share ideas, progress and updates between the 'formal' meetings
Joining me at the Mastermind table is Chris Waters...
Chris is a super-experienced business owner as well as being a powerful and challenging coach. He’s never afraid to ask the difficult questions that need answering and he won’t ever let you duck the BIG issues.
His advice comes from hard-won experience. In addition to being part of a management buyout team for a major software business, he also built the company from negligible to multi-million profit and market leader over a 7 year period. He is a super-valuable addition to the Mastermind table.
“Chris is an extremely experienced, inspiring and knowledgable businessman. He is friendly, positive and humorous but is always ready to challenge you to ensure that you get the best out you.”
A bit more about the Mastermind sessions...
At each meeting, every business receives their own hour-long intensive ‘Hot Seat’. You’ll get laser-focused recommendations specific to your business, your challenges and your opportunities.
It will all be about you and I guarantee it will be a ‘No-theory Zone’ - what you’ll get will be 100% practical guidance, advice, direction and help.
As well as your own Hot Seat, you’ll get to listen in and participate in all of the other Hot Seats. Believe me… this part is invaluable. Most ‘masterminders’ will tell you they get as much - or even MORE - learning from other people’s sessions as they do from their own session. I know it’ll be the same for you.
Does the Mastermind concept really work?
In short, yes. Unequivocally. Absolutely. Yes!
The Mastermind process will have a dramatic and long lasting impact on your business.
It’s likely to be one of the most meaningful things you’ve ever done.
The fee for the entire Mastermind experience - including the full Mastermind Accelerator day spent with Vanessa Lanham-Day- is:
An initial payment of £1200+vat
(before 30th November 2015)
Followed by 12 monthly payments by direct debit of £599+vat
(January 2016 - December 2016 inclusive)
I’m also adding in some options, so you can build the perfect package:
"The biggest turning point for me in over 18 years of business"
"The Mastermind Accelerator day with Vanessa was probably the biggest turning point for me in over 18 years of business. Whilst I may have spent many of these years pouring over figures and coming up with various ideas with no real direction, Vanessa managed, in one day, to cut through the clutter that’s bogged me down for so long and give me 20 – 20 vision.
"I left knowing what was important, what I wanted to achieve, how I was going to achieve it and in what timescale it was going to happen; I was bloody knackered afterwards but felt so positive that I now had a direction.
"Vanessa’s clarity, energy and ability to not get side tracked was what really drove the day forward to a very successful conclusion - how she kept so focused for the whole day is beyond me. Make no mistake this day is not some ‘one size fits all’, Vanessa genuinely cares and has a passion for helping business and the individuals running them."
Chris Stone, Bushy Business, Cranleigh
“Kicking procrastination into touch ...”
The power of Vanessa’s Mastermind group is not just about being in a room with like-minded people for an entire day really focusing on our businesses; the value of the ideas that come out of it; or being stretched and supported by fellow Masterminders… it is the accountability to the group that has tremendous power and kicks procrastination into touch.”
Lesley Howes, Director - The Car Network
“A radical shift in thinking...”
“I have been part of Vanessa Mastermind group for six months now and it has been the most radical shift in thinking I have had about my business since I started over 9 years ago.
"Being in a room with 7 other business owners plus Vanessa means that I have my own board of directors who will advise me on the best route forward for my business.
“I have created a brand new product aimed at Independent Opticians which I would never have thought of without being in Mastermind. We estimate this one product alone has a value of £500k even if we manage to sell it to only 5% of the sector.”
Aarif Merali, Managing Director - D2rcrossmedia
“I promise you, you will not be dissappointed.”
“I’d been told by other that I’d really need to be fully committed and raring to go if I was to ‘survive’ Mastermind - I now know exactly what they meant! Mastermind really pushes you outside your comfort zone; it demands more from you than you expect and is a sure-fire way to get stuff done!!!
“I’ve had my best 6 months in the 13 years I’ve been trading and I have no doubt whatsoever that this is due to the Mastermind effect.
“I would urge anyone thinking about moving it up a notch and taking the next big step, to just go for it! I promise you, you will NOT be disappointed!”
Marie Cross, First Impression Training