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There’s nothing worse than reaching a point in a business partnership where you determine: “It’s not working out.”
At least, dissolving a partnership ends up being a nightmare for many (if not most) people who start one.
Because in most cases, neither person entered into the partnership with any idea of how they would part ways if things weren’t working out!
An accountability partnership is similar.
When you’re meeting regularly with someone and keeping each other accountable, it can potentially turn into a really awkward situation when you realize that you’ve outgrown your partner.
It can feel like you’re quitting on them, giving up, or as if you don’t care.
But sometimes, moving on from either an accountability partnership or mastermind group is the right thing to do. Sometimes it’s necessarily to enter a new season.
How do you navigate this situation gracefully? That’s what we’re talking about today!
Highlights, Takeaways, & Quick Wins:
- Just because you’re moving on from a mastermind group or accountability partnership doesn’t mean you’re losing those people as friends.
- If you’re not getting what you want out of a group, the others shouldn’t want you to hold yourself back.
- Ask yourself: how is what I’m doing helped or hindered by continuing this relationship?
- If you recognize the relationship has turned into more of a one-sided mentorship, it may be a sign that you’ve outgrown the other person.
- Set expectations in the beginning of the relationship and revisit them when you feel like something isn’t working.
- Ask yourself: What am I doing here? Are these the right people? Is this getting me where I want to go? If not, who do I need to be around?
- It’s beneficial to have different types of relationships that you can get different value from—mentors, accountability partners, and a mastermind group.
- The purpose of a mastermind is to grow together with people at your level. When you can no longer help each other grow, for whatever reason, it’s time to move on.
- Be willing to listen to your group or accountability partner. Maybe it’s not time to move on and you’re not seeing the whole picture.