What is a Mastermind



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
  • Team
  • Support
  • Inspiration
  • Motivation
  • Synergy
  • Varying Perspectives
  • Varying Input
  • Valuable feedback
  • Direction
  • Accountability
  • Answers
  • Ideas
  • 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.



Welcome to The Enchanted Woman Blog

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Welcome to The Enchanted Woman™ a blog designed to support people who Live, or desire to Live, with Volition.  I will be blogging about subjects in the areas of Leadership, Business Development, and Communication.  It is my goal to inspire and motivate readers to Live, Lead and Work with Heart and Purpose. Everything will be delivered through the lens of Authentic Empowerment™.

You might be curious about the name so let me shed some light on that subject.  I did not choose it. Cliché as it might sound; it chose me.  Oh, I put up a fight, arguing that people weren’t gonna take it or me seriously, but in the end, I had to surrender to the greater wisdom of my higher-self, and settle in to the vision and spirit of “The Enchanted Woman™.”

As I opened to the name I realized that its non-traditional characteristics provided some appeal.   I also opened to accept the fact that I’m not a totally traditional kind-a-girl . . . Well, I’m not completely untraditional.  I mean, I love to do research.  I love raw data.   I love facts, stats, logic and unfolding the mystery of life in an empirical way.  But, I also realized that “traditional” usually means a heavy left brain/logical slant that holds little or no room for Imagination, Creativity and Fun.  I’m not saying that left brain intelligence and logic aren’t important.  They are.  It is that side of the brain that allows us to figure out patterns, formulas, and chart a course for our own success.  But, I am saying that intelligence and logic are lifeless, and boring, without Imagination and Creativity.

I tried names like: A Woman’s Way, Self-Defined, Strategic Woman, Empowered and On Purpose . . . But none of those opened the doors wide-enough to convey the message that every one of us has the capacity to create and live a life On Purpose; Be Playful with It, and Enjoy the Journey.

So what exactly is an Enchanted Woman?  She is a Person of Character, Courage, and Vision.   She has a “9-lives Resilience” and an Unwavering Determination to “Go the Distance.”    She is Resourceful, Authentic, and dares to “Paint [life] with all the Colors of the Rainbow.”  She IS Empowered, yet she Believes in and Values the Goodness of people.   And finally, she has Heart, and Wants to Make a Difference.

The Enchanted Journey is not necessarily easy.   To live such a life, requires work and commitment.   We have all undergone the socialization process, whereby we have been  conditioned by the influence and good opinions of others.   But, as Alice discovered: the journey belongs to each of us, individually, and we must make our way back through the weight of our programming, and social influences, retaining the lessons learned and re-connecting with our own hearts desires, while maintaining goodness and love, if we are to live The Enchanted Life™.

What say ye? Are you up for the journey?



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