Michael Lovitch is a co-founder of the Baby Bathwater Institute, a private membership community for highly successful entrepreneurs and founders.
The first question most people ask is, “What the heck is Baby Bathwater?” and while the name might sound a bit funny, it’s one of the most prestigious communities in the entrepreneurial space due to the methodical curation from Michael and his team.
In this week’s episode, Michael and Elliot dive deep into the power of community building and why you should start building yours immediately if you’re not already doing so.
Time Stamped Show Notes
[01:59] Welcome To The Show…
- 2:13 Why Elliot Roe decided to join Michael Lovitch’s Baby Bathwater group.
- 2:36 What makes a Baby Bathwater event different from all other business masterminds?
- 4:28 The entrance requirements for Baby Bathwater, and why Michael chose to ignore income and audience size.
[08:05] Building a strong community by having exceptionally high standards
- 8:12 What Michael tells people who don’t get accepted into his community.
- 10:22 Why Michael only invites less than half of first-time attendees back to join the community full time.
- 11:14 What to do if you never want to get invited back to a Baby Bathwater event.
[12:02] The difference between a network and a community
- 14:03 What a community can provide you that a network just won’t.
- 14:52 What changed when Michael started to look at building a community for life, rather than throwing single events.
- 17:45 Why Michael was 95% certain that he would reject Elliot before their first call, and what changed his mind.
- 22:18 Why Michael views Baby Bathwater as an experience rather than a business mastermind.
- 24:43 What DON’T you do if you’re looking to get successful people to enjoy your company.
- 27:03 A simple secret to quickly create a high-level community from scratch.
- 33:40: Michael’s experience working with Primed Mind coach Adrienne Carter.
[34:44] Wrap-Up—Thanks For Checking Out This Episode Of The Primed Mind Podcast!
3 Key Points
- Building a network starts with what you have to offer: Most people get network building all wrong. They start to think about what they want and try to meet people from whom they can extract that object. The real power of a network comes from the value that each member brings, and if you want to be a member of a strong network, you must first bring value.
- If you want to impress successful people, don’t show off: When you’re surrounded by other successful people, one of the worst things you can do is to show off and try to impress. Be a good listener, ask interesting questions, and really care about learning about others. People remember how you make them feel, and being a show-off produces some of the worst feelings possible.
- If you don’t already have a community, learn to throw your own party: If the community that you want to be a part of doesn’t exist, or you don’t currently have access to it, throw your own party. And we mean this very literally. People will very rarely say no to free food and drinks, so throwing dinners or parties is a great way to start to build a community where one doesn’t already exist.
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- Primed Mind – Elliot’s Mindset Coaching App