Everything that an individual creates or acquires, first begins with a thought. From this thought grows a desire and this desire ends in the workshop of imagination, where plans for development are created, evolve, and organized. In this blog let’s uncover the skill needed to stimulate your imagination, desire, and dreams, along with awaking new ideas for accountability and growth. Let’s examine this skill in the light of what it is, how it works, and seven reasons why it might work for you or your business.
The skill that this blog is dedicated to is called “Master Mind”, which was developed about seventy-five years ago by Napoleon Hill.
“Master Mind” is a skill that coincides with brain storming ideas; it’s a conference technique of solving specific problems, amassing information, stimulating creative thinking, developing new ideas, etc., by spontaneous participation in discussion.
How does this technique work? It basically involves connecting yourself with a group of people who are committed to create and help to carry out your Definite Major Purpose (DMP- your life’s goals & desires) or plans for the accumulation of wealth. Once you’ve established the people needed in your Master Mind Alliance, which is between four to six people, the next decision is to determine what benefits you have to offer the individual members of your group in return for their cooperation. For after all, no one works indefinitely without some form of compensation, although this might not be in the form of money. Now the next step is to figure out how often the alliance should meet to “Master Mind”? Usually the group should meet a minimum of at least twice a week, and more if possible, until you’ve jointly perfected the necessary plan for the accumulation of revenue or the process in which your DMP shall be manifested. The last important procedure in the “Master Mind” group is maintaining perfect harmony. You need every member carrying out their part to the letter, otherwise your success may meet with failure. Each member must carry out a set of instructions to do for the week such as: complete their “Oats” (which is a plan of action for each day scheduled on a calendar), read books like (Influencer or the Speed of Trust), and actualize ideas that could help implement your DMP. The “Master Mind” principle cannot be manifested where perfect harmony doesn’t prevail. You might have to ask one to leave if a person is causing friction and is failing to do his or her part.
Now let’s view the seven reasons why the “Master Mind” dogma might work for you and your business according to an article I read by Stephanie Burn. The first reason she mentions that “Master Mind” is important is because you’ll be a part of an exclusive community. Joining the Master Mind alliance is usually done by being invited by members or going through an application process. The other members need you as much as you need them and that is why checking out experience and knowledge is crucial to all members in your Master Mind group. The second reason she brings out is for advisement. The members in the group help advise the group members on their business concerns, research resources, and helps keep everyone accountable in fulfilling your DMP. The third reason is for collaboration, which is like having a dictionary full of creative ideas. This approach helps to achieve more positive energy, in order to get more tasks accomplished. You may discover another member in the alliance that is a perfect fit to work on another project with you. The fourth reason to Master Mind is it helps to extend your network rapidly. You instantly add to your network and typically gain the networks of those in the group with you. The fifth reason is that you’re able to gain new learning expertise. Every member is unique in skills, abilities, experiences, and connections. By interacting and sharing your challenges it helps others to Master Mind possible solutions, connections, and procedures. The sixth reason is for cross-promotion which is finding ways to help each other by utilizing your respective networks. The last reason to “Master Mind” is because it helps you to think bigger. It stretches you beyond your boundaries because you are surrounded by amazing people with creative ideas. Master Minds are incredible and can do wonders for your business along with your personal life. Being able to grow in a group is definitely more effective, and makes your business more enjoyable.
John Rohn once said this quote which is a good summary-“I remember saying to my mentor, ‘If I had more money, I would have a better plan.’ He quickly responded, ‘I would suggest that if you had a better plan, you would have more money’ ”. You see, it’s not the amount that counts; it’s the plan that counts. Thomas Jefferson put it this way, “If you want something you’ve never had. you must be willing to do something you’ve never done”. So be a part of a “Master Mind” alliance and watch your business expand its possibilities, and disclose your future dreams.