This is a follow-up to 🔥 Meetups are dead. Enter Mastermind Groups!
I had mentioned 4 key ingredients of a successful mastermind group in the above post. CBCs fall into the sweet spot of what I was looking for:
Since there’s a decent price point for enrolling into a CBC, it acts as a self-selection for high-agency and curiosity. Most people who join are very committed.
Every CBC has a program director who takes care of logistics. Most of them are full-time into this so there’s skin in the game for them to do this right.
Sessions have a clear agenda: learning a new framework, applying to your work, office hours, etc.
4) Meeting regularly
There’s a calendar shared at the start of the course and weekly events keep happening after the end of the cohort as well.
I feel like I’ve done masters in the last 2 years, having done CBCs on entrepreneurship, design, writing, etc. Instead of a long-term commitment, you get to choose what area you want to upskill in and learn from pros/be a sponge/slipstream in life. This is something I picked up from reviewing meetup talks for Vue Bangalore. Some people call it lazy learning, I prefer the term accelerated learning. I feel like I’m building a lot of leverage, so much that I can’t really see my career path beyond 2024. This is honestly scary and exciting at the same time.
Until We Meet Again…