Summer, Time for Fun and Success – Part 2

A review of Napoleon Hills “Keys to Success: The 17 Principles of Personal Achievement”.

Personal AchievementThis is # 2.

2) Find and use a group (2 or more) of people that you can work together to “Establish a Mastermind Alliance.” A Mastermind Alliance requires you to have shared goals and complete corporation in the attainment of these goals. Your spouse should be part of your Mastermind Alliance. You can have more than one Mastermind Alliance to cover other objectives ie: one that works for greater family harmony that you share with your spouse and another alliance that you share with others in your or similar trades to reach professional success. Include your spouse in the other mastermind alliances provided they truly share the goals and are in complete corporation of those goals. A mastermind alliance is hard for most people due to the requirements of opening up about your dreams and what you are willing to do to obtain them. It is also difficult that when we are willing to be that vulnerable, we have to find another like-minded person with the same goals willing to share in the common adventure to success.

A word of caution: you should not be sharing your goals with people that you cannot trust or with people that will try to undermine your success. A great example of this would be if a husband and wife are both over weight or want to stop smoking and the one works toward the goal and the other does not want to make those changes. What do you think the natural tendency of the spouse would be? They would not want to be the one of the two that did not lose the weight or stop smoking. That would be embarrassing and they might make a favorite dessert that would make it difficult for the other to stick to their diet. There would not be a “oneness of purpose” in this example. There must be a oneness of purpose for a mastermind team to work.

I will follow with the next principle in a day or so. I hope that you enjoy this and benefit from it.

Scott Shields DPM

Remember: It shouldn’t hurt to walk!

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