The number one thing that changed my motion design career

An interview with Hayley Akins
Today I want to talk to you about the number one thing that changed my motion design career. It’s masterminds! In case you don’t know what a mastermind is or you aren’t clear how they work, I’m here to tell you all about it.
A mastermind is a peer support group where you can learn and grow together. I tell the story of how mastermind groups led me to where I am today. It really has made all the difference and I owe the existence of this podcast to it. 

So that you can get the most out of a support group, I share my top seven tips for masterminds. This ranges from having a consistent time for your meetings, using a professional facilitator, being honest and open, and asking specific questions. Masterminds also provide many opportunities for networking.

How do you think a mastermind can help move your career forward? Let’s talk in the comments!

If you want to join our Mograph Mastermind you can apply here. 

In this episode

  • How joining a mastermind changed my whole career for the better
  • The importance of consistency and commitment
  • How a host or facilitator can keep your mastermind on track
  • Why openness and vulnerability is a necessary part of any group
  • The role of masterminds to create networking connections


“If it wasn’t for mastermind groups, I wouldn’t be speaking to you on this podcast.” [1:06]

“When you’re building a new business or are in a big transition, having a support network is really vital to your success.” [3:59]

“Everybody has imposter syndrome. It’s about being vulnerable in your work and our business and getting feedback from other people and opening up.” [7:17]

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