Hey everyone! In today’s episode, I share the mic with Jayson Gaignard who is a Canadian entrepreneur, super-connector, author and Founder of Mastermind Talks (MMT), an invitation-only conference for entrepreneurs.
Tune in to hear how Jayson pulled off an $84,000 opportunity to host an event with Tim Ferriss, how you should be hosting successful masterminds and how Jayson reaps the many ROI benefits from strong relationships he’s nurtured.
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- [00:41] Before we jump into today’s interview, please rate, review, and subscribe to the Leveling Up Podcast!
- [01:35] Jayson’s story and what lead him to where he is today.
- [02:23] The business that landed Jayson a quarter of a million dollars in debt.
- [03:24] A transformational experience at Seth Godin’s workshop.
- [04:15] When Jayson first started to host his Mastermind Dinners.
- [05:48] How Jayson pulled off an $84,000 opportunity to host an event with Tim Ferriss.
- [07:55] Transition and evolution of the Mastermind Talk events.
- [08:40] The economics and profitability of the Mastermind Talks business.
- [09:43] An overview of the complete Mastermind Talks experience.
- [11:29] Jayson’s focus on scaling community trust rather than business revenue.
- [14:02] The intimacy and strong relationships within the MMT community.
- [17:05] Unforeseen benefits and case studies from Jayson’s Mastermind Dinners.
- [18:38] Jayson’s $10,000 leap of faith attending Tim Ferriss’ event, Opening the Kimono.
- [21:37] The process Jayson follows for nurturing relationships and staying in touch.
- [23:24] Why Jayson capped Mastermind Talks to 150 people initially.
- [25:27] The five types of connections: fringe, fans, community, connectors, and core.
- [29:48] Jayson’s reason for disliking the question “How can I help you?”
- [31:26] Making the most out of a mentor relationship; uncovering their incredible value.
- [31:57] Why Jayson turns down the opportunity to go to Richard Branson’s island.
- [35:35] Top 3 Do’s and don’ts of hosting a successful mastermind dinner.
- [39:29] Two schools of thought: charging for mastermind dinners or not.
- [42:06] One new tool that Jayson has added to his life.
- [43:56] Jayson recommends the book Seeking Wisdom, by Peter Bevelin.
Resources From The Interview:
- Jayson Gaignard’s Website
- Jayson on Twitter
- Jayson on Instagram
- Jayson on Facebook
- Mastermind Talks
- Mastermind Dinners
- Community Made Podcast
- Seth Godin
- Tim Ferriss
- The 4-Hour Work Week
- The 4-Hour Chef
- No Man’s Land
- Singularity Executive Program
- Entrepreneurs’ Organization
- Richard Branson
- Ryan Holiday
- Gino Wickman
- Rocket Fuel
- Must read book: Seeking Wisdom
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