BY KEISHA JOHNSON
In this issue we continue with Part 2 of our series on tried and proven keys that successful people have adopted to produce extraordinary results in their business and personal lives. You may view Part 1 here.
In this issue we continue with Part Two of our series on tried and proven keys that successful people have adopted to produce extraordinary results in their business and personal lives. The keys contained in these articles are not exhaustive by any means. What we can promise though is that when applied they could boost your serotonin and dopamine levels. How so? Because you would have made progress towards fulfilling your ideals. And progress or achievement will bump up your happiness producing hormones, which elevates your happiness quotient (HQ). For if you are not happy with yourself, it often matters little that the world celebrates you.
Gather a Master Mind
After a twenty year project of researching and interviewing more than 500 of North America’s most accomplished men, Napolean Hill in his seminal work, Think and Grow Rich identified the Master Mind as a common denominator among successful people.
The Master Mind is simply the, “coordination of knowledge and effort, in a spirit of harmony between two or more people for the attainment of a definite purpose.”
The power that comes from combining these ingredients to create a cooperative alliance, led the Holy Scriptures to suggest that if people are united [in knowledge and effort for a definitive purpose] nothing shall be unattainable to them.
Referencing the architectural feat of the construction of the Tower of Babel around 2242 B.C., Genesis records, “If they have begun to do this as one people all having the same language, then nothing they plan to do will be impossible for them.”
Unity among people with coordinated knowledge and effort around a definitive purpose shatters impossibilities.
As you prepare to make 2016 a pivotal year of achievement in your personal journey, consider who it may be necessary to glean from, align and / or collaborate with to fulfill your ideal(s). Create your own Master Mind. Judiciously select some like-minded, knowledgeable, resourceful people, who have the integrity, passion and time to align with you and commit to your success.
The power of the cooperative alliance of the Master Mind will stretch, encourage and empower you to achieve results. It will propel you much farther along in fulfilling your goals than if you go it alone.
“When a group of individual brains are coordinated and function in harmony, the increased energy created through that alliance becomes available to every individual brain in the group,” Napolean Hill also observed.
Having a Master Mind is a win-win. For as you collaborate, you will inspire them and they will inspire you. Isn’t that why we convene committees and boards and strategic teams; to bring the best minds together to create mastermind strategies for stellar results?
The Master Mind will also distinguish you with excellence.
In a recent episode of Oprah’s Master Class TV show, Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson revealed that when he switched careers from wrestling to acting he found that a supportive network was key to realizing his ideal of being a ‘better asset’ in the industry.
“I appreciate all the people ….who took the time, who took the effort, who took me in, because I had to educate myself and I had to be a student of the game,” he shared, then recommends: “Know your business, become a student of the game and surround yourself with brilliant people, and go to work.”
If you haven’t already, let’s pause and make a list of the key influencers who are or have been where you desire to go. If they are deceased, learn from their life’s work, wherever it is recorded – in books, movies, journals, interviews, YouTube etc. Create set times to glean from them.
If they are living, reach out and make a connection. It matters not that they don’t know you – as yet. If you don’t have direct access, remember Microsoft has scientifically proved that there is only 6.6 degrees of separation between you and someone you know who knows them. Get a contact, be bold and connect. I am going to do the same.
In the next issue we will wrap up with two more keys ubiquitous throughout generations for fulfilling goals and living an extraordinary life. I hope these articles are helping in greasing the wheels to mobilize you towards establishing your goals for fulfilling your vision in 2016 so that you can end that year strong! I’d like to hear from you as we journey together.