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“More gold has been mined from the thoughts of men than has ever been taken from the earth.” - Napoleon Hill
“A man’s friendships are one of the best measures of his worth.” - Charles Darwin
If you want more money in your life, you must not only count on your own income-earning abilities but also the abilities of those in your network. You must become the leader in your life and in your family. You must be willing to learn from other leaders and put these financial life lessons to work in your life.
If you want to achieve your biggest dreams, then you must tell people about your dreams. As a result, sooner or later, someone will show up in your life and help make your dreams come true.
It is important to understand that it all comes down to becoming a leader and establishing strong relationships. In order to establish strong relationships, you must identify several areas in your life that you can work on to fully create your own destiny and soar.
These areas might include creating or joining mastermind groups and joint venture partnerships with mentors, coaches or others in your network. Strong leaders join mastermind groups and also start their own. Let your network leverage you and your skill set to help them attain their dreams as you do the same by leveraging those within your network.
About Mastermind Groups
How many times have you wanted to achieve a certain goal, create a new product or service or had a major financial problem and you had no one to turn to discuss these issues? If you answered yes to this question, then you can benefit from a mastermind group. Let me tell you a story.
Believe it or not, in 1927 there were more than 250 automobile manufacturers in the United States. Most of these were very small and were operating in barns or garages. Today, in comparison, there are really only three U.S. auto makers and a handful from Europe, Japan and South Korea that manufacture automobiles worldwide.
It was during the 1920′s that a little-known automobile company named Ford Motor Company was also trying to make a go of it and be the first manufacturer to mass produce the automobile. The company’s founder, Henry Ford, did not have the capital required to fund such an aggressive goal of creating an assembly plant capable of mass production.
If it were not for his mastermind group, he would have been stuck and Ford Motor Company would not be what it is today. However, he took his dilemma to the members of his mastermind group, which included Thomas Edison and Harvey Firestone (Firestone Tires). As a result of Ford sharing his dilemma with the group, Harvey Firestone came up with an idea.
Firestone’s idea was for Ford to pre-sell his automobiles by collecting $600 per vehicle in advance sales. Ford executed this idea, selling an estimated 375,000 automobiles. As a result, Ford Motor Company raised $225 million in advance sales and then used this money to manufacture the pre-sold automobiles.
The automotive dynasty’s success all stemmed from a mastermind group. Do you want to soar in life and create your own destiny? Then I challenge you to join or create a mastermind group if you are not already in one.
If you want something you have never had before, you must do something that you have never done before.
In our next two articles we’ll continue the discussion and talk about Joint Ventures and Surrounding Yourself With Greatness.
**This is an excerpt from my book: “Creating Your Own Destiny”
As a Motivational Keynote Speaker, I can speak on this subject or adapt my subject to your audience.