So at The Barcelona House we decided to do a weekly mastermind on Sunday nights during dinner. This is a time when the guys can catch up on their week, and their projects. I planned to eat at my favorite Argentinian restaurant here in Barcelona but when we arrived, we learned that they were closed for the day….so I thought it was a smart idea to ask a local Paki man where was a good place to eat. “Is it close I asked?”, “Si, por suepuesto.”
And then we walked, and walked, and walked and walked… and finally, we arrived at a cheap tourist restaurant…the kind that the locals tell you never to go to…but I thought “ah hell, let’s just do it”. Luckily, it wasn’t too bad. Gregory, asked the waiter if he could play their guitar and he proceeded to serenade us all.
I forgot to take a group pic’s but got this one of myself here.
After some surprisingly decent food, we then began a roundtable discussion about everyone’s highlight for the week. From skiing in Andorra, to discovering a new business idea, to meeting a potential future wife:), all the guys had something great to share.
Then we asked each person, “What do you want your time in Barcelona to look like for you?” The guys then shared their goals, both professional and personal. I asked this question so we all knew what the other expected of his time here in Barcelona. This way we can all help the others out with their goals. This is also a great process to hold each other accountable. Now, we are posting the goals for each person on our refrigerators as a constant reminder…. along with each persons business strengths.
I also asked if I could post these goals and strengths on the refrigerator, and the guys agreed….so here is what is coming out of The Barcelona House in the next 3 months….
Stan Leloup from France http://www.seductionacademy.fr
Business Strengths: -Designing and marketing high priced info products and Podcasting
Charlie Prator from Texas http://redperception.com
Business Strengths: -The UX/UI design of complex web and mobile apps
Steven van der Peijl from The Netherlands http://www.flechamobile.com
Business Strengths: -Development (From concept to realization)-SEO-Mobile-Affilate Marketing
Chris Van Patten from New York http://www.chrisvanpatten.com/
Business Strengths: -Wordpress-Hiring on Elance
Gregory Diehl from San Diego http://marketfit.net
Business Strengths: -Speaking – sales, pitching, investment, voiceover, Writing – content, copy, proposals Identity, Consulting– narrative, USP, target audience, productization, asset and liability identification
Nathan Liao from Orange County, CA http://www.cmaexamacademy.com
Business Strengths: -Project Management-Financial Analysis-Email marketing-Accounting/Finance
Vihn Ly from France http://vinh.co
Pete Hall from New York http://petehall.com
Business Strengths: Print & direct mail layout-Webpage design-Copywriting-(IT anything & everything)
Chris Reynolds from Missouri http://theoneeffect.com
Business Strengths: -Networking-Marketing-Communication/Writing-Blogging/Telling the Story-Bringing people together and having fun
George Millo from England http://georgemillo.com
Business Strengths: -Web Development
Hans Johansen from Norway http://www.gcbusinessweek.com
Business Strengths: -Public Speaking-Meetings-People Person
-Do 4 product launches in 5 months
-Scale my info product creation and marketing processes
-Get my business to 10,000 Euro a month
-Starting a new start-up or product based business
Steven vander Peijl
-Create a successful product launch hitting 300k Euro revenue.
-Create a good running (direct) sales funnel for AffiliateSkin
Chris Van Patten
-Launch/validate a new product
-Complete my a personal to-do list
-Upgrade entire website to sell info products, webinars, training, etc.
-Brand myself as biznas narrative expert
-Work more intensively with fewer companies overall
-Take ownership or revenue share with strategic companies
-Establish startup/entrepreneur network in Europe
$100k sales by May 19th from online course
-Launch Podcast and have both podcast and blog posts on a regular schedule
-Test new product idea and launch if successful
-Keep regular posts on The Entrepreneur House
-Launch Rocketbar and make a profit
-End work with RP
-Clarify business and fund it
Nathan hacking away at a cafe
-Make some best friends forever!
-Leaving Europe with a lot of new friends and genuine travel/bonding memories–not just parties and nights out drinking
Chris Van Patten
-Relax and Recuperate
-Overcome and eliminate FEAR
-Integrate knowledge of random romantic social interaction into a meaningful systemic model.
-Identify and locate the future mother of my children. “—We are rooting for you on this one Gregory!!!”
-Begin construction on dwelling/business in Ecuador
-Get 2nd passport
-Open foreign bank account
-Improve social skills
-Get fit…aka 6-pack
-Make The Barcelona House a lifelong memory for myself and others
-Get back to dating
-Stop working so damn much
-Learn another programming language
-Acceptance of Spain as a place to live and live well.
-Acceptance of Spain as Spain
We have had a couple other online entrepreneurs stop by and spend the week with us due to the Mobile Web Congress that is in town this week. Hans from Norway and George from the UK, but currently living in Berlin. On a good note, we are beginning to see that if we had more rooms, we totally could have filled them up….hmmmmm
It is also worth mentioning that a couple times this week, we have stayed up into the wee hours of the morning, not working (well that too) but just chatting about business, life, traveling, the problems of the world…and probably girls too. Not that we weren’t tired, but the conversation was so stimulating, no one really wanted to go to sleepl!!
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Saludos from Barcelona