Happy Halloween! Halloween is typically a holiday filled with mysteries, magic, and superstitions. So today I have a mystery for you…
Two GKIC members. Both were ambitious entrepreneurs. Both wanted to make 7-figure incomes within 5 years. Both read and followed the advice given in the No B.S. Newsletter. Both attended events. Both worked incredibly hard.
Both succeeded, but one achieved their goal in one year. The other eventually reached their goal, but it took many years longer.
The first one joined a mastermind group.
Author Napoleon Hill who researched and documented the principals of success in his book, “Think and Grow Rich” once said that the most successful and outstanding men the U.S. produced over a 50 year period all had one thing in common:
“Their success was due in the main to their knowledge and application to the mastermind principle.”
Hill said the mastermind principle is important because:
1) You can “borrow and use the education and experience, influence and perhaps the capital of other people in carrying out your own plans in life.”
2) “You can carry out in one year more than you could accomplish in a lifetime if you only depended entirely on your own efforts for success.”
3) “[It] gives you absolute protection against failure.”
So the “mystery” is why does this work?
You are surrounded by people who “get it.” Let’s face it, not everyone gets what you are doing. In fact, it’s not uncommon for entrepreneurs to receive criticism for what you are doing. Some people (especially professional practice owners) are laughed at by competitors and peers when they start implementing direct marketing into their business because no one else around them is doing it. (Of course this changes when you start getting astounding results.) Being around others who not only get what you are doing, but who you can bounce ideas off will help you improve your marketing and business execution. Plus it boosts what I believe to be one of the major keys to sales success: belief in yourself.
You are with the most successful business people. Every mastermind I’ve belonged to is filled with the most successful people. They love what they are doing. They are positive and happy. They are the type of people that when they talk you listen. And their business is making money. These are people who know what they are doing and can (and want to) help you. And because they tend to be among the top achievers in their field, you know that the advice they share is solid, which will seriously cut down on your learning curve.
You’ll never live long enough to learn everything from your own mistakes. “Learn from your mistakes.” That’s a piece of advice many of us have heard our whole life. But let’s face it, if you have to learn everything through trial and error it could take a very long time. Fortunately, you don’t need to do that. Mastermind members share their mistakes so you can take a shortcut to success.
You’ll know where to find information FAST. It’s impossible for a single person to know everything. The good news is that you don’t have to know everything, you just have to know where to find what you don’t know. (Tweet this!) Often you need look no further than your mastermind group to find the answers, connections or resources you need—saving you loads of time and headaches.
It will help you keep perspective. When you are out there going it alone, it is easy to doubt yourself. You may want to give up. You may wonder if you are on the right track or if you’ll ever “get there.” Being a part of a mastermind keeps things real. You’ll be motivated by your fellow mastermind members who are overcoming obstacles. You’ll be humbled and inspired by mastermind members achieving great success. And you’ll get encouragement, empowerment and perspective when you are struggling.
It’s impossible to have all the answers yourself. But aligning yourself in a mastermind group can help you get much better answers …much faster than if you searched on your own. Plus a mastermind group will keep you accountable so you can accomplish your goals much faster than going it alone.
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