The Amazing Power of the Master Mind
A number of years ago I was introduced to Napoleon Hill's classic "Think and Grow Rich". If you have not read the book I highly recommend it. I have read it perhaps 20 times.
Chapter 10 talks about the power of the Master Mind. A Master Mind as Dr. Hill defines it is a mind that is developed through the harmonious cooperation of two or more people who ally themselves for the purpose of accomplishing any given task.
"The Mind" Dr. Hill is referring to is not any one single persons mind. It is the mind of the group.
My personal experience with the Master Mind is that it is powerful beyond belief. The group should not be too large though. 3 maybe 4 max.
The beauty of a group of 3 or 4 like-minded people coming together is that you actually have 12 to 16 relationships. The mind of the group benefits from 12 to 16 relationships around the table - relationships with each other and our relationships with ourselves (wrap your mind around that!)
I got started with Master Mind's by simply going for coffee with a friend or business associate where there was trust. We would meet a couple of times, talk about each others ambitions and share with each other experiences that could help move the agenda forward. After a few meetings we would expand our thoughts to who else to invite. With the addition of a third person the magic really begins. Add a fourth and it feels as though world hunger can be solved.
This is not complicated stuff! Sit down at the table. Have someone kick off the conversation by telling the group what they are up to, what they are looking to accomplish and what main challenges they are facing. Then allow people to chime in with personal experiences that might help. It is good to have a Chair. The only purpose of the Chair is to keep an eye on the clock so that all members of the group get a chance to be the center of attention.
It is as simple as that. Within a month or two there are business ideas formed, ways to conquer community problems etc...
I highly recommend becoming a part of a Master Mind.
If no one has invited you to one, start one yourself. It is not complicated stuff.
What is your experience with Master Minding? Feel free to create or join the conversation below and lets master mind about the concept.
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