Are you tapping in to your ultimate power … the power of your ‘master mind’?
Perhaps the most powerful principle Napoleon Hill wrote about, and certainly the most enduring, is the ninth step towards riches – ‘power of the master mind’.
The idea of a master mind group was created, put forth, and expounded upon by Hill in his two classic books, Think and Grow Rich, written in 1937, and How to Sell Your Way Through Life, written in 1938.
If you want to have a better, easier, more fun, more productive, less frustrating, more bountiful, and more profitable life … create a master mind group. It can help you and your business succeed far better and far faster than you can on your own.
Hill defines ‘master mind’ as: “Coordination of knowledge and effort, in a spirit of harmony, between two or more people, for the attainment of a definite purpose.”
In other words – people working together in harmony to get to best answer, best response, best ideas, or best strategy to any situation or issue.
You have problems, issues, and concerns. Do you think you’re the only person facing your issues and concerns? Come on, really now? My bet is that every one of your colleagues and connections has exactly the same issues. So why are yours reoccurring?
Why didn’t that deal go through? Why aren’t your calls getting returned? Why are you having a challenge to set a meeting? Why are you having major blockage to get to the decision-maker?
Because you have not yet created your own master mind – a group of peers facing the very same issues in their life.
Hill stresses and uses the word ‘power’ in conjunction with master mind. Hill says power may be defined as organised and intelligently directed knowledge. Power refers to organised effort, sufficient to enable an individual to transmute desire into its monetary equivalent.
Organised effort is produced through the coordination of effort of two or more people, who work toward a definite end, in a spirit of harmony. “Power is required for the accumulation of money! Power is necessary for the retention of money after it has been accumulated,” he says.
“Power comes from accumulated and organised knowledge.”
That’s what the master mind helps build.
He says the following are sources of accumulated and organised knowledge.
• Infinite intelligence
The source of knowledge. Hill’s books describe how to access it through the use of creative imagination.
• Accumulated experience
The accumulated experience of man or woman, (or that portion of it which has been organised and recorded), may be found in any well-equipped public library. An important part of this accumulated experience is taught in public schools and colleges, where it has been classified and organised.
• Experiment and research
In the field of science, and in practically every other walk of life, people are gathering, classifying, and organising new facts daily. This is the source to which one must turn when knowledge is not available through ‘accumulated experience’. Here, too, creative imagination must often be used.
Knowledge may be acquired from any of the foregoing sources. It may be converted into power by organizing it into definite plans and by expressing those plans in terms of action.
Who should you ask to join your master mind group?
Smart, positive, successful people who you know and trust. People with wisdom and knowledge. Wisdom is knowledge and experience applied. Someone you respect. Someone willing to be open and contribute.
A master mind has to be content-rich, to the point, value-based dialogue – and it’s each participant’s responsibility to bring their gold to each meeting, and share it freely.
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Jeffrey Gitomer is an American author, professional speaker and business trainer, who writes and lectures internationally on sales, customer loyalty and personal development.
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