A mastermind is a group of people, who meet to share knowledge, skills and resources, to work towards a common purpose. While the core concept of a mastermind is linked to a very focused and structured group, we focus more on a broader understanding – how to surround yourselves with people that are valuable influences on your life.
Advice from Masters – Quotes & Tips on Masterminds
The original mastermind definition: The coordination of knowledge and effort of two or more people, who work toward a definite purpose, in the spirit of harmony.Napoleon Hill – Author – Think & Grow Rich / Law of Success
Professional groups: First, join and meet regularly with at least one professional group that provides stimulation in your own occupational area. Rub shoulders—and minds—with other success-oriented people. Second, join and participate in at least one group outside your occupational interests.David J Schwartz – The Magic of Thinking Big
You are the average of the five people you spend the most time with.Jim Rohn
Specifically take time to identify the five people you spend the most time with. Just like in a fantasy football league, analyze each player and see if they’re the right fit for the team you’re trying to create. If so, the player stays; if not, figure out a way to replace that player with somebody who is taking Massive Action and moving towards high-level goals like the ones you want.Sunil Saxena – Author – Massive Action equals Massive Results
Copy successful people: study the attitudes and techniques of successful people. How do they manage themselves? How do they overcome obstacles? How do they earn the respect of others. What sets them apart from the ordinary? How do they think?
Select for special study the most successful and the most unsuccessful person you know; then, as the book unfolds, observe how closely your successful friend adheres to the success principles. Notice also how studying the two extremes will help you see the unmistakable wisdom of following the truths outlined in this book.David J Schwartz – The Magic of Thinking Big
Recommended Books – Mastermind
Other concepts on Success
While the unsuccessful see obstacles as barriers to the way to success and a reason to quit, the successful often see these as opportunities for further learning, greater profit or lower competition. Successful people have a ‘can-do’ attitude and don’t let obstacles come in the way.
People who truly succeed big, never try to compete – they choose instead to dominate their particular niche and become known as the ‘go-to’ person or company for those specific requirements. Domination allows you to never have to compete on price, not get involved in feature wars and bring along free marketing.
In your comfort zone, things feel familiar, comfortable and in control. This zone is associated with a steady level of performance. However for you to move ahead in life, you need to learn and experience new things, which involves moving out of your comfort zone. While this may not be comfortable, it is the only way to progress.
Whenever you try to do anything of importance, you will always stumble upon people waiting to tell you why it cannot be done. Often, these people are the ones closest to us, including our close friends and family. To succeed in any venture, you have to learn to disregard the inevitable negative voice of critics and forge ahead on your own path.