THINK AND GROW RICH! The secrets of Successful Businessman
One of the foundations of our coaching and mentoring program, and a key contributor to its efficacy, can be found in the power of the ‘Master Mind’ Concept.
In his classic bestseller, THINK AND GROW RICH, Napoleon Hill, defines ‘Master Mind’ as “the coordination of knowledge and effort in a spirit of harmony, between two or more people, for the attainment of a definite purpose.” He goes on to state: “No individual may have great power without availing himself of the ‘Master Mind.’”
The following is a brief summary of Napoleon Hill’s explanation of the ‘Master Mind.’ The ‘Master Mind’ has two characteristics – one economic in nature, the other psychic.
Economic advantages flow to anyone who surrounds himself with a group of individuals who are willing to lend him wholehearted assistance in achieving his goals, and who, after analyzing and understanding the counsel received, diligently applies it. “This form of cooperative alliance,” states Hill, “has been the basis of nearly every great fortune.”
The human mind is a form of energy, and Hill claims that part of this energy is spiritual in nature. He explains that when the minds of two or more people are coordinated in a spirit of harmony, the spiritual units of energy of each mind form an affinity, which constitutes the psychic phase of the ‘Master Mind.’ Just as a group of batteries linked together provide more energy than a single battery, a group of two or more brains connected in a spirit of harmony provide more thought-energy than a single brain. Moreover, the increased thought-energy created when a group of individual brains are coordinated and function in harmony becomes available to every individual brain in the group.
A further element of the psychic nature of the ‘Master Mind’ lies in Hill’s assertion that, “No two minds ever come together without thereby creating a third, invisible, intangible force, which may be likened to a third mind.” When two or more people come together in a spirit of harmony and work toward a definite objective, their alliance places them in a position to absorb power directly from what he calls “the great universal storehouse of Infinite Intelligence.” In other words, not only does the ‘Master Mind’ group draw upon the thought-energy of the entire group, it also taps into an extraordinary source of energy and intelligence and wisdom far greater than our mortal minds.
It is well known that, in the first half of the 20th Century, Henry Ford overcame the handicap of poverty, illiteracy and ignorance to become one of the richest men in America. Less well known is the fact that his most rapid progress began after he developed relationships with, first, Thomas A. Edison and then, later, Harvey Firestone, John Burroughs and Luther Burbank. All were men of great individual brain capacity. Unconsciously, Ford tapped into the economic and psychic power of the ‘Master Mind’ principle.
Previously you had the opportunity to taste the benefit of sharing ideas with a small group of like-minded, supportive individuals. It is now time to integrate this ‘Master Mind’ principle into your life.
We can and will support you but the ultimate responsibility for applying the material in your business and your everyday life rest squarely on your shoulders. To this end, you will find it enormously helpful to form your own ‘Master Mind’ group, consisting of four to six fellow-participants. Meet regularly – perhaps biweekly or even weekly – to discuss and share information and ideas. View the members of your group as trusted and valued advisors. And be a trusted and valued advisor to each of them in return.
A typical ‘Master Mind’ meeting might devote one hour to discussing the ideas and principles examining each member’s experience in applying them. In the second hour, you might focus on one member’s plan for achieving a specific goal, supporting her or him first, to clearly define the goal, second, to identify the critical constraints blocking progress to the goal (remember, 80% of the blocks are normally internal to the person) and then, third to develop strategies and tactics – a plan – to overcome these critical constraints. Were you to follow this kind of simple format, over a twelve-week period each member will have had two opportunities to benefit from the experience and collective genius of a supportive team – and the universal storehouse of Infinite Intelligence – in the achievement of her or his most important goal(s). I assure you, everyone who commits to becoming a full-on participant in a ‘Master Mind’ Group will realise unimagined benefits. When forming your own group, ensure that each member understands and agrees to honour the following five commitments:
1. Maintain a positive mental attitude.
2. Share ideas and opinions openly. Be honest!
3. Ask lots of questions. Encourage discovery.
4. Give everyone a chance to speak. Each member of the group is important.
5. Be diligent in your efforts to encourage and support your fellow-members.
I wish you every success in this important step on your journey to The Winning Way in business.
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