Visualizing a Mastermind Group
Let’s start with basics. What’s a mastermind group? A good starting point is the article at thesuccessalliance.com…. The author also brings a couple definitions from Napoleon Hill, the author of Think and Grow Rich:
- ”The coordination of knowledge and effort of two or more people, who work toward a definite purpose, in the spirit of harmony.”
- “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].”
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 http://alturl.com/ym74. 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 joey-smith.com/…. 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
- Download the free PDF book entitled “Think and Grow Rich” by Napoleon Hill.
- Try to join a mastermind group or two. In addition, try the Napoleon Hill exercise visualizing a mastermind group.
- 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.