If you don’t already know, I go to (and host) a LOT of meetups, masterminds, and conventions every year. Funnel Hacking Live and The Inner Circle are just the tip of the iceberg.
And the reason is simple!
Because I’ve found that the more time I spend around people who challenge me and inspire me, the more I learn and grow :)
This is a big secret of successful people.
They don’t work in silos of isolation… they engage with people who are further down the path than they are! They ask questions. They challenge themselves. They allow others to support and motivate them when needed.
Napoleon Hill, the author of Think & Grow Rich, thought of the mastermind effect as an invisible third mind. He said, "No two minds ever come together without thereby creating a third, invisible intangible force, which may be likened to a third mind."
The mastermind secret is all about surrounding yourself with a group of like-minded, driven individuals who work together to achieve their goals. As Hill put it, "It is the harmony of this group of individuals that will enable you to carry out your plans."
Why not create your own mastermind group? (in fact, I highly recommend doing so!)
Select the Right Members 🤝
Choose people who share your values, passion, and drive. They should be committed to personal growth and success, just like you. Look for a mix of skills, backgrounds, and experiences to create a diverse group. To start, keep your group small (max of 10 people).
Foster Trust & Openness 🎯
Build a culture of trust and openness within your mastermind group. Encourage honest feedback and support, as this will help you all grow and learn from each other's experiences.
Set Clear Goals & Expectations 📈
Establish clear goals for your mastermind group and align on expectations. This will keep everyone focused and accountable, ensuring you're all moving in the right direction. Ideally, everyone in the group should be trying to do things that are similar to one another.
Leverage Collective Wisdom 🧠
Tap into the combined knowledge, experience, and perspectives of your mastermind group members. Remember, as Hill said, "The coordination of knowledge and effort between two or more people, who work towards a definite purpose, in the spirit of harmony." Use this synergy to overcome challenges and generate innovative ideas.
Regular Meetings & Check-Ins 📅
Schedule consistent meetings to discuss progress, share insights, and hold each other accountable. These regular check-ins will help maintain momentum and ensure you're all on track to achieve your goals.
Celebrate Successes & Learn from Failures 🎉
Acknowledge and celebrate the wins within your group, no matter how big or small. At the same time, treat failures as valuable learning experiences, and use them to grow and improve together.
Commit to Mutual Growth 🌱
A successful mastermind alliance is built on the foundation of mutual growth and support. As Hill emphasized, "Analyze every defeat and find its equivalent seed of an equivalent advantage." Commit to helping each other succeed, and watch your achievements multiply!
By creating and leveraging your own mastermind group, you'll be harnessing the power of Napoleon Hill's mastermind secret.
Together, you'll be an unstoppable force, ready to crush your goals and reach new heights of success!
- Russell Brunson
P.S. This is just ONE of MANY lessons from Napoleon Hill’s writings. If you want his entire library of works for yourself, go here!