As I am reading Napoleon Hill's "Think and Grow Rich" for the 20th time, I couldn't help but reflect how important this book has been to me and the many great concepts I have learned from it. One of the most valuable concepts I learned from this book was the power of having a MASTERMIND group.
Now before you shut me down and say "That's rich people talk" stop and think about what you are saying. Don't you want to be wealthy? I tell people all the time, it is foolish to despise what you secretly wish to become. So turn me back on and truly SEE what I'm about to share with you could be the missing link to the success you desire.
According to Hill, the definition of a "Master-Mind" is as follows: "Coordination of knowledge and effort, in a spirit of harmony, between two or more people for the attainment of a definite purpose."
That last little part "For the attainment of a definite purpose." You are a part of a mastermind already, whether you know it or not. That group of guys you hang out with every weekend to watch the football game with is a mastermind group. Your girlfriends you hook up with each week to watch House Wives of Whoever, that is your mastermind group. The problem with these types of mastermind groups for the most part is that they are not producing great value in your life.
The picture above is of me and my cousin Eric. Eric is a very successful doctor and business man. Recently Eric flew into Phoenix where I live on business. We both had jam packed schedules but made the time to hook up at the Arizona Biltmore for some quality masterminding. We invested a few moments talking about our families, then the next several hours we swapped ideas, concepts and "ah ha" moments. In these few hours we both walked away we some valuable ideas to implement in our businesses and lives.
Eric and I could have done ANYTHING with our time, we both love to dress, so shopping could have been an option. We could have went to any restaurant in the city, as a matter of fact, we started off in a restaurant, but left after 10 minutes because we felt it would get in the way of our conversation.
So my advice for you today, create your mastermind group. Take out a sheet of paper, write down five things you want to accomplish over the next 18 months. Build your business, get of debt, create a better home life, lose weight or whatever it is of value you want to accomplish. Next, write out a list of 10 quality people you know that are achieving remarkable success that you have access to. Within the next two days reach out to each of them and let them know you are creating a mastermind and would like them to be a part of it. You will not get all ten because more than likely they are occupied with accomplishing remarkable success. Hopefully you will be able to secure 2-4 individuals that can invest the time with you.
Let them know your goals for the next 18 months, and that you would like to seek their wisdom, advice and knowledge. Each month you would like to speak with them for no more than 15 minutes to check your progress and hold you accountable. Please be prepared for your 15 minutes and don't WASTE their time.
Once you progress in life and business, you will see the value in investing in mastermind groups. Being a part of groups with highly successful people can catapult your life and business in ways you never imagined. My mastermind group has been invaluable to me over the years, an investment I look forward to making in myself each year.
If you really want to soar in life, create, join and invest in a mastermind today. Albert Einstein observed "The significant problems we face cannot be solved at the same level of thinking we were at when we created them."
Mastermind your way to the next level!!!
Wishing You Nothing But Genius Success,