Amplify your opportunity to succeed.
Napoleon Hill - a top selling self help author in the 30's - was commissioned by Andrew Carnegie to study successful people.
One of his key findings? He discovered that successful people have a natural practice of creating something of a support group - a mastermind group or as Mary Morrissey calls it - A partners in believing Group. This concept originated so as to create a supportive space where the participating individuals help each other be in a positive or higher mindset towards their dreams and life's journey. I love what Edison said about being in a positive mindset - he spoke about it being in the land of the solution - and let's face it - he was pretty successful wasn't he?
You know what really grabbed me about this chapter of my coaching? The fact that the concept of a master mind fits right into my theory that it takes a village to raise a child and a community to grow a business - so continuing along the lines of a collective intelligence is just immensely exciting for me - it also leans into the concept of if one succeeds we all succeed - again an encompassing and inclusive concept - and yet again - I'm inspired and ready to jump into action in sourcing myself a great collective of partners in believing...
What I soon found out is that it's vital to ensure that you choose your partners in believing very carefully. Number 1 - your partners in believing must be at the same stage of their journey as what you are i.e. they must want to make a change to their lives. Number 2 - they must believe that belonging to your collective will be good for them - as good or them as what it is for you. Number 3 - they must believe that they can add value and to the collective's growth as well as that they in turn will receive great benefit from their affiliation.
So how do you go about creating your partners to believe in or mastermind group? Well first of all - you must set the intention that you are going to get this kind of support. That you want at least one mastermind partner in your group. What you want is at least one other person who will believe in you even when you can't believe in yourself. It's about someone else supporting you when you are in a dip and taking on life's knocks in life's journey towards fulfilling your dreams.
It's important her to say - you need people in the group who can see past the problems - who don't use your engagement as a pity party or a dumping grounds for problems. What you want to be associated with at all times is people who can see past the problem and if they can't do it for themselves - at least they should be able to do it for others.
If one looks at all the Masters of this world as we know it - they all had their support groups - their Mastermind groups - if you look in the life of Jesus of Nazareth the first thing he did was gather a mastermind, a group of partners in believing.
So - create your own partners in believing group. It can be with another person who you know and who supports you and who you are willing to support or it can be with someone else in your network that has goals. Perhaps there is someone who wishes to improve their life. As long as you come together in asupportive mind to help make a difference in each other's lives. You've just really got to want to grow, change, achieve your dreams, find your answers and live a fuller, brighter more abundant life. It could be one or two people. Perhaps 3 or 6 people. It doesn't really matter how many you are. As long as you maintain the concept of strategising your life and you construct your life so that there are some people that you can call upon and meet with over coffee, over the phone, or on a set date who believe in you and your highest good. They believe in your potential. And you create that by attracting them, looking for them, seeking for them and actually the highest way you create it is you become one yourself.
In closing - I don't have my partners in believing group sorted as yet.
If you are ready for change and would like to partner with a group of people who also want change and who also want to achieve their goals, if you want to amplify your positivity and your will to make a difference in this world - then give me a shout and we'll have a cup of coffee and start a partners in believing group here in Cape Town as a starter...