Visualizing Mastermind Groups and FaceBook Tech Blues

Visualizing a Mastermind Group

Let’s start with basics.‭  ‬What’s a mastermind group‭? ‬A good starting point is the article at‭ ‬….‭  ‬The author also brings a couple definitions from Napoleon Hill,‭ ‬the author of‭ ‬Think and Grow Rich:

  1. ‭”‬The coordination of knowledge and effort of two or more people,‭ ‬who work toward a definite purpose,‭ ‬in the spirit of harmony.‭”
  2. “No two minds ever come together without thereby creating a third,‭ ‬invisible intangible force,‭ ‬which may be likened to a third mind‭ [‬the master mind‭]‬.‭”

You can find a review,‭ ‬along with a free down loadable copy ‬at‭ ‬‭  ‬Another chapter summary can be found at‭ ‬‭

What Does Visualizing A Mastermind Group Achieve‭?

Mastermind groups help you to come up with ideas no one person can achieve.‭  ‬There is a saying in Gestalt psychology,‭ ‬that the whole’s greater than the sum of it’s parts.‭  ‬Now image some folks you would consult‭ – ‬alive or dead‭ – ‬who will advise you regarding business,‭ ‬entrepreneurship,‭ ‬marketing,‭ ‬etc.‭  ‬Carry on imaginary conversations with them.‭  ‬This is NOT my stuff‭ – ‬it’s from Napoleon Hill.‭  ‬

Whom would you choose‭?

‬Perhaps I might pick contemporary copywriters and marketers,‭ ‬like Clayton Makepeace,‭ ‬Boy Bly,‭ ‬Ben Hart,‭ ‬and Michael Fortin.‭  ‬Or I might look to folks from the past,‭ ‬like Claude C.‭ ‬Hopkins,‭ ‬David Ogilvy,‭ ‬or Gene Schwartz.‭

You can find the essence of an imaginary group of advisers at‭ ‬‭ ‬In fact,‭ ‬the author said it beautifully:‭ “‬Forming an‭ ‘‬Internal‭’ ‬Mastermind Group of Famous Advisers‭ ‬-‭ ‬Not Such a Nutty Idea‭!”

Ready For Another Exercise‭?

There’s this dude named Mike.‭  ‬He has a short video‭ (‬less than‭ ‬10‭ ‬minutes‭) ‬at‭ ‬betternetworker….‭  ‬There’s two items of note in this video:

  • The video speaker couldn’t afford copywriting courses,‭ ‬so he learned the art by copying ads by longhand‭ – ‬often for an hour or two each day.‭ ‬Now this is something‭  ‬I’ve been preaching for months.‭  ‬Something taught to me,‭ ‬by renowned copywriters Brian Keith Voiles,‭ ‬Michael Masterson,‭ ‬John Carlton,‭ ‬Matt LaClear,‭ ‬and Maria Veloso.‭
  • This gentleman is complaining about how bad life is.‭  ‬Everyone in business is trying to rip them off.‭  ‬Nobody gives them a break‭ ‬-‭ ‬blah,‭ ‬blah,‭ ‬blah.‭  ‬Get over it‭!  ‬That’s the advise of the video author.

Now For Twitter and Social Media

There is also a cool Twitter video at‭ ‬….‭  ‬The title of the video is social media success.‭  ‬What is the main point or theme‭? ‬Folks can spend all day on social media‭ – ‬build up Twitter followers,‭ ‬establish many Linkedin and FaceBook connections,‭ ‬etc.‭  ‬But does any of this translate into sales‭?  ‬None of the social media buildup is bad.‭  ‬It all has its purpose.‭  ‬Just remember the ultimate goal.

Summary of Today’s Lesson

  1. Download the free PDF book entitled‭ “‬Think and Grow Rich‭” ‬by Napoleon Hill.
  2. Try to join a mastermind group or two.‭  ‬In addition,‭ ‬try the Napoleon Hill exercise visualizing a mastermind group.
  3. Remember the ultimate goal of Social Media.

FaceBook Tech Blues

Don’t let cyberspace thugs compromise your FaceBook account‭ – ‬it could get your account‭ closed.‭  ‬Then FaceBook blames you for something their Tech Support should be addressing.‭

It’s a lesson I learned this week. Hey, FaceBook.  I run weekly computer smart scans with  McAfee, Malwarebytes, and A2.  I have Firewall, Automatic Updates, and Malware protection turned on.  What does your tech support do?

Hypothetical answer:  We drink lattes, play video games, and disable accounts – we don’t know how to handle real cyberspace attacks.


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