I’m coming back from a Mastermind Group meeting and I’m energized! I’ve been with the majority of the members of this group for a year and a half and since the beginning there has been a good synergy.
Why did we choose to get together in the first place? We started to know one another in a book study Mastermind group I was offering around the classic “Think and Grow Rich” by Napoleon Hill. And many of the members of the group had the same reasons for being part of it, namely being surrounded by like-minded people in a positive and supportive environment, learning new ways of thinking, and becoming aware of what sets apart people that grow rich from the rest of us.
Once this book study was done we started another one, then a group coaching on “Goal Achiever” by Bob Proctor, and a few more book studies, until I suggested to stop theorizing and to be in action. We have decided to work on a web presence for each of us to share with the world our unique gifts.
And tonight as we were sharing our latest advancement on our journey, I noted how we were firing away suggestions and encouragement to one another, building up an idea brought forth by a member to something bigger, exciting and almost tangible . In “Think and Grow Rich” Napoleon Hill says that there is something magical that happens when 2 or more people are gathered with a common goal in mind in that ideas start flowing in a way that would never have been possible if each individual had decided to work alone. It’s like if a separate mind was created from the presence of all in attendance. Many people are familiar with that concept in brainstorming sessions. Now imagine being in a brainstorming session each week with group of people working passionately on a project and sharing their findings, hurdles, resources, successes with the others. It’s amazing!
To set your own group I suggest that you check out the book “Meet and Grow Rich – How to Easily Create and Operate Your Own Mastermind Group for Health, Wealth, and More” by Joe Vitale and Bill Hibbler. They give you an overview of what a Mastermind is, how to get it started, how to run a meeting etc… I used it to set the ground rules for this group’s latest purpose. It was reassuring to everyone to know that certain rules were layed regarding intellectual property, accountability, behaviours that could lead to exclusion, for example. Although we are all coming to this group in a mindset of creation and not competition it’s still comforting to know there are boundaries.
If they wouldn’t be on this journey with me, I know for sure that it would be a much slower ride. It’s great to be empowered and supported by a Mastermind Group!
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Love the post about the mastermind group. I have read the books you mention…reading Think and Grow Rich in my late teens really set me on my path to what I am doing now.
Should be essential reading for all kids at school.
Wishing you all the best for 2011.