"It's not because people didn't try the first time. It's because being surrounded by people on the same journey as you causes you to level up." When you are surrounded by people who support you and are trying to raise the ocean together, it all brightens.
"Your path forward is pretty simple: Decide on your journey and find some people who will cause you to level up." Seth Godin.
That is one reason the Master Mind Group works so well. A group of executives that can bounce ideas, support each, hold each accountable has proven to be effective. Ask Thomas Edison and Henry Ford as Napoleon Hill wrote about in Think and Grow Rich*.
A few years ago I ran a CEO master mind group for 5 people. It lasted one year and seemed to work out fine. There was pre-work for each session that involved wins and losses and hurdles.
I have moderated or participated in mastermind groups since 2004. If you are interested in joining one, please give me a shout.
* Jeffrey Gitomer has a blab on Sunday mornings at 11 am to go through this book, Think and Grow Rich, one chapter per week on the platform Blab.
* The comments on this blog post consist of advice for a new CEO. Coaching is the top piece of advice.