What is a Mastermind:
A mastermind is a group of two or more individuals committed to a specific project or goal.
The concept of the mastermind was passed down from Andrew Carnegie, and made popular by Napoleon Hill. In his book Think and Grow Rich, Hill defined it as a “coordination of knowledge and effort, in a spirit of harmony, between two or more people, for the attainment of a definite purpose.”
Since he published his book, in 1937, the idea of mastermind groups has grown, and has exploded in the new millennium. Most, if not all, successful people belong to at least one.
Napoleon Hill went so far as to say there is a mystical quality formed when a mastermind group is created: “No two minds ever come together without, thereby, creating a third, invisible, intangible force which may be likened to a third mind,” he said.
In other words, our capacity, ability, resourcefulness, and creativity, multiplies when we tap that invisible “third mind.”
What is a mastermind:
- A collaboration of contributing individuals
- A progressive support network
- A think tank
- A Powerful Creative Resource
Benefits of belonging to a mastermind:
- Instant access to a diverse set of skills, knowledge, and expertise
- Brainstorming on steroids
- Varying Perspectives
- Varying Input
- Valuable feedback
- The resourcefulness and creativity of the Third Mind
There are basically two types of masterminds. Originally, a mastermind was developed to further the vision and mission of a collaborative project or venture. More recently it has expanded to include multiple people, with their own vision and mission, whereby the group supports each individual in their individual needs.
Trust, mutual respect, and presence are key components, paramount to creating the synergistic connection required to fully tap that third mind. So, take care in choosing your mastermind team.