TMBA452: How to Master a Mastermind

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On today’s podcast, Dan and Ian are talking about one of the most influential tools to their own success in business: masterminds.

We’ve talked about the importance of masterminds before on this podcast, but we’re returning to them again this week because we’ve seen the benefits that entrepreneurs gain from them firsthand, over and over.

When approached in the right way, the value of a great mastermind cannot be understated, and a recent mastermind played a vital role in the journey of this week’s guest.

Ryan Heneise is the founder of Booster Stage, an agency that does web app development for startups. Ryan was a sponsored guest at our recent event in Austin, Texas and took part in his first official DC mastermind.

On this week’s show, you’ll hear from Ryan about how that event unfolded, and why his mastermind was so important to him. You’ll also gain more general tips on how to get the most out of a mastermind, and how to create a successful mastermind yourself.


Listen to this week’s show and learn:

  • How Ryan decided to transition from freelancing to starting his own agency. (4:03)
  • What surprised Ryan about the type of people he met at the event. (7:18)
  • Why it is important to create a safe space for critique. (12:05)
  • The importance of “Getting Real”. (16:02)
  • Five tips for running a successful mastermind. (17:48)

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