I recently announced that I’ve decided to shut down the Mindshare Community forum and move conversations over to my paid Slack community.
Thought I’d share the news with you in case you were interested in migrating to the new home for our discussions.
WHY MAKE THE MOVE?
The main reason is that I don’t have the bandwidth to juggle multiple communities and give the forum the attention it deserves.
Having a forum that was quietly collecting dust didn’t feel like a good reflection on me nor a value to its members.
I also prefer Slack for a number of reasons—mostly because I use it daily for my consulting and coaching work. But also because it’s more aligned with my core strategy: intimacy.
And that’s my goal with this stuff. To help you in a personalized and intimate way.
Slack makes it easier to do that.
As Community members, we will arrange periodic meetups, guest workshops, bonuses, and a few other goodies along the way.
But mostly, it’s about being a part of a unique community of peers trying to create leverage around our expertise.
BUT WHY CHARGE $99?
I tried to keep this as near-free as possible. The community is on Slack’s Pro plan, which is about $87/person/year. Your membership covers this cost.
I chose the Pro plan so that messages could last longer than the 90 days you get with Slack’s free plans. I wanted niche channels to accumulate and store more ideas over time instead of disappearing.
Also, I think charging something creates a tiny bar—but it’s big enough to bring in only people who are committed to this journey.
At least $99 committed. 🙂
WANT TO PARTICIPATE?
If you’re interested in being a part of a community of consultants who are packaging their expertise—not just their hands—through advisory services, knowledge products, and other leveraged offerings, you can join here.
To reiterate the value of the Community membership, you’ll receive:
- A community of like-minded peers to stay connected and exchange ideas and feedback
- Full access to all channels except the group coaching channel
- Occasional Zoom meetups with community members
- Access to guest webinars and past recordings
- Occasional discounts and special bonuses
Thank you all for being part of this wonderful journey so far. I genuinely hope to see many of you in the new community 🙏
Kevin C. Whelan