Over the last year, I have heard more and more about Tribes and Mastermind groups. Last year and this year, I wrote about Building A Tribe Of Small Business Owners and Find Your Tribe In A Competitive World because I noticed more and more how lonely being a business owner can be for some. However, one thing I had noticed is a plethora of people were confusing a tribe and mastermind groups.
In August, I left a very popular Facebook private group for women entrepreneurs. When I first joined it they were sweet, kind and more. Then I noticed an underlying theme. If you were a minority they rarely responded to your questions in the group. They virtually ignored your need for help. Second, if you were not a popular person in the group they ignored you. Finally, they were competitive but would try to hide it.