Ralph Waldo Emerson wrote: "The glory of friendship is not the outstretched hand, nor the kindly smile, nor the joy of companionship; it is the spiritual inspiration that comes to one when he discovers that someone else believes in him and is willing to trust him with his friendship." This is an important aspect for a successful mastermind group.
Forming a mastermind group is a powerful way to get ideas and support from others. Most successful groups consist of people who work together in absolute harmony to achieve diverse goals. While your team members will work in harmony, they may be very different from each other.
One common element that will bind your group together is trust. For everyone to receive maximum benefits, a high level of trust must exist. By their very nature, mastermind groups need to be a safe environment where everyone can feel free to talk and share things.
Many problem areas, challenges, needs for healing, and / or other positive desires of each member may be brought to the table. Knowing that whatever is discussed will remain confidential is vital to the continuing success of your group. When you have a trusting environment, a marvelous exchange of ideas can flourish.
As your team gains experience, knowledge of and skill with using the MasterMind principle, you will begin combining your own strengths with that of a Higher Power. Answers and solutions will occur in a most amazing way when such requests are fully and properly made in a spirit of cooperation, harmony and trust.
Through masterminding, we expand our understanding both of our world and of ourselves. Your goal should not be to create a mentor / protege relationship - that will limit your benefits. A relationship where everybody feels they are equals will help keep the doors of communication open so that an exchange of ideas can flourish.
Most groups find greatest benefit when members come from varied professional backgrounds. The diversity of education and experiences can and will help you in achieving far more than you could ever achieve on your own due to the insights and wisdom from the others.
Leveraging the intelligence and real-world experience of the others on your mastermind team combined with their advice, collective support and also accountability to yourself and others will give you the tools you need to overcome any limitations, blockages or challenges you are facing in your life.
Thru the extra-ordinary power of the 'third mind' that develops in a mastermind meeting, many people have found strength and inspiration to break through barriers such as lack of motivation or drive - you can too!
When you have a group of positive, encouraging, successful people on your team, "I can't" attitudes and unwillingness to believe in your own power become things of the past. Your support team will be right there to give you the encouragement and tools you need to reach your goals.
The combination of experience and education of the other members of your team will help you gain insight, awareness and clarity of situations in your life that you had not seen before. You gain high levels of inspiration and knowledge in a Mastermind session. These 'Ah-ha!' moments will help you to be able to burst thru barriers and blocks that have been holding you back.
Research has shown that mastermind groups can help you cultivate leadership and business skills. Thru the synergy and energy that develops in each session, you gain the opportunity to grow into high potential and motivational development. Improvement upon emotional intelligence along with other talents and skills are often coaxed out of members.
Once you have had your breakthrough and 'Ah-ha!' moments, you will find that there is no turning back from this highly-motivated and educational lifestyle. Mastermind will help you change your attitude and enjoy success in business, It will transform your life and to open doors to your future successes.
Your mastermind team will help you keep your focus to accomplish goals, raise your bar ever higher and be able to fully enjoy the fruits of your labor. You will be able to move forward away from boredom, frustration and pain in the past into a brighter future full of success and happiness.
Your foundation for success in a mastermind group will come from the constant flow of energy and ideas. Motivation and inspiration will develop within each group meeting as ideas flow and creativity builds. You will see solutions and possibilities that you have never thought of before.
Keep going - you are on the right path! Today is a great day to enjoy a MasterMind group of your own!
John Carpenter Dealey started his first business at age nine and became a "self-made millionaire" by the age of 27. If you would like to learn how to apply these powerful Mastermind principles in your own life, sign up for a free subscription to MasterMind Tips ezine at: http://www.dr-mastermind.com/