When a group of like-minded successful people meet regularly to learn from each other how to be even more successful in business and in life amazing things happen.
They support each other, give advice, make connections.
If you ever get the opportunity to attend one, it will be life-changing.
Reasons to Why Find a Mastermind Group
Here are 9 reasons why find a mastermind group:
1. It’s an exclusive event. When you find a mastermind group, it typically involves being invited by the host and going through an application process. This process is necessary for the synergy and cohesiveness of the group.
2. Support and Learning. You will feel like you are not alone in your struggles and you will have someone to celebrate your victories related to your business.
3. Collaboration. You may find that you meet people who have different perspectives and projects that they are involved with. It could be the jumping off point to your next business venture.
4. Extend your network. There are only six degrees of separation between you and anyone you want to meet or collaborate with. Your network within the group will expand exponentially.
5. New learning. You will be learning new skills and perspectives from many different people. Each person brings their own unique talents and gifts to share.
6. Deep connections. Spending time with people in the wee hours of the morning can bring about conversations that can be a catalyst for a breakthrough. You never know when this might happen.
7. Think bigger. It will expand what you think is possible in your business. The combined energy and support will bring about many synchronistic events.
8. Visit amazing Places. It’s an opportunity to travel the world.
9. Masterminds are incredible! They are a chance to vacation in an exotic location. They can take your business and personal life to the next level and it’s just plain fun!
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“Financial Abundance | Are You Looking to Learn How to Make Money Fast?” written by Bren Koger.
Right before the holidays, this year, we had a few people sign up with our online business with the hopes of learning how to make money fast for Christmas. They wanted to generate income quickly without first providing value.
They were trying to increase the inflow of money without increasing the outflow of value, which is basically trying to get something for nothing. This approach is untenable and will ultimately collapse.
The Path to Financial Abundance
To create a sustainable long term income, no matter how difficult it may seem, especially when you’re struggling financially, it’s always best to take the time to focus on CREATING and DELIVERING more value before you can expect to have more money…
It Isn’t About Knowing How to Make Money Fast
I know that when you’re in a financial crunch situation, months may seem like a long time. But it doesn’t matter if it takes you several months or several years to get in the habit of creating and delivering value. The time is going to pass anyway, and you are developing a skill that will be yours for a lifetime.
Think of it this way, money is simply a medium for exchanging value. Money is what you receive in exchange for the value you create and deliver. If you can increase your outflow of value creation and delivery, you can increase your inflow of money received and this takes some time and effort.
So disregard that learned patterns of going after a job for the money and trading hours for dollars. Be patient and get started creating and delivering your own unique value.
In Napoleon Hill‘s classic book “Think and Grow Rich” he recommends an exercise to get focused on your goals.
He says to create and read a statement out loud twice a day:
“By December 30, 2015 I will have in my possession $250.000.00 which will come to me in various amounts from time to time during the interim.
“In return for this money I will give the most efficient service of which I am capable of rendering, the fullest possible quantity and the best possible quality in the capacity of value to others.
“I believe that I will have this money in my possession. My faith is so strong that I can now see this money before my eyes. I can touch it with my hands. It is now awaiting transfer to me at the time and in the proportion that I deliver the service I intend to render in return for it. I am awaiting a plan by which to accumulate this money and I will follow that plan when it is received.
“Ask not divine providence for more riches, but more wisdom to accept and use wisely the riches I received at birth in the form of the power to control and direct my mind to whatever ends I desire.”
I’ve bolded the part about providing value in return for whatever it is you desire because I feel it is key to your success.
Mike and I talk about this in more detail in this video…
The Path to Financial Abundance: Providing Value
Instead of focusing on just how to make money fast, he recommends putting your time and energy into CREATING and DELIVERING real value.
What does this mean?
If your struggling to determine what to do to provide value ask yourself these questions..
1) Are you giving people what they want and/or need?
2) Is what you are doing valuable enough that people would miss it?
3) Are you expressing your unique talents and skills in a way that can potentially benefit others?
It’s A Mindset Change
Many newbies to the online marketing world post only content with the intention of getting something, such as contact information or sales.
We’ve done some of that too, especially in the beginning, but we generally avoid creating that style of content. Instead we stay focused on creating and providing value.
If you can create and deliver value to people, the income opportunities will literally come to you. People will practically line up with ways for you to make money.
The True Path to Financial Abundance and Bliss
When you create and deliver value, you get to spend most of your time doing stuff you’d naturally enjoy.
How would you like to have months go by where you get to do what you enjoy and you don’t even know how much money you are making?
To just know there’s always plenty and that you’re earning more than you’re spending?
If you focus on creating and providing value, you won’t have to do anything special to try to make money. New opportunities will show up. and it’s not that difficult to maintain and once you do this your content is “evergreen” and you will be making money on your content years down the line.
The Courage of Not Looking for How to Make Money Fast
You have a choice of whether or not you want this to be your fate.
You may have been conditioned from a young age to view your life path in terms of getting a job and making money.
It does take courage to go after your dreams full steam ahead, especially if you are dead broke.
But you need to stop hiding behind a lack of money as an excuse not to live your best life. If you are reading this blog you KNOW there is a better way. There is a still small voice inside you telling you you were designed for something better than just a job where you exchange hours for dollars
The DELIVERING part needn’t be complicated. If you just create something and share it online, other people will spread it around if they like it.
Are You Providing Value?
How do you create and delivering real value?
Ask yourself these questions:
If you stopped doing what you do, who would care? Who would object loudly?
Who would revolt?
Am I being authentic?
If you’re creating and delivering genuine value, and you suddenly stop, people will notice. People will definitely care. Your contribution will be seriously missed.
If, however, hardly anyone cares that you stopped, that should tell you something. It means that people just didn’t value your creative output… not really. What you were doing was either unnecessary or easily replaced. You weren’t yet living as a conscious, self-actualized human being.
You held back from shining as brightly as you could have.
Your Inner Voice is Screaming
Start living as a conscious human being, not a mindless minion. Focus on expressing your child-like creativity on a daily basis. Stop thinking so much about making money, and focus on connecting with people and sharing your creations with them instead.
Try this exercise:
Ask yourself the following two questions and write down 10 things for each. This is our example:
What would I do everyday if money were not an issue?
What did I enjoy doing as a child?
Once you have your two lists circle them and make an arrow to a line.
The area within the circle are the activities that make you happy and you may not consciously know right now how doing these things will lead to financial abundance, but that you are willing to agree with the universe that it is possible.
You just have to be willing to consider the possibility and surrender trusting that the universe will help with the co-creation and fill in the blanks.
Then just do some of these activities regularly, take inspired action steps every day and let the universe help you live the life you were meant to live.
The correct focus for “financial abundance” is so simple it’s ridiculous. You learned it as early as kindergarten.
You: “Hey, look at this picture I made!” (Value created)
Adult: “Wow. That’s awesome! You made my day!” (Value received)
If you just keep doing what you naturally like to do, you WILL be able to enjoy financial abundance.
Is It About How to Make Money Fast for our Business?
It doesn’t matter whether or not this blog generates income for me. I don’t think about it like that. I enjoyed writing it and I just know that if I keep creating and delivering value by doing the things that I love, I’ll continue to enjoy financial abundance, and I’ll feel really good too.
Money is basically a non-entity. It doesn’t motivate action, nor does it serve as a reward. It’s just something that recedes into the background while real life is unfolding.
I’d love for you to be able to enjoy similar benefits if this is something that appeals to you. It all starts with the choice of where you focus your attention. The more you pursue your own creative self-expression, the less you’ll have to worry about money.
The irony is that you probably tell yourself you’ll do all the fun things you enjoy when you finally have enough money, but that sort of thinking is a trap that will only keep you stuck.
Start living NOW The way you would live if/when you’re enjoying financial abundance.
That’s what will produce the abundance you seek. And when you begin to experience financial abundance, you’ll realize that you never needed it to begin with. You just needed the courage to start expressing the real you under the conditions you find yourself in this very moment.
If you are in desperate need of more money, The best long-term strategy is to create AND deliver value. You can mix and match other strategies with it, but this should be your primary method of income generation. If you get good at creating and delivering value, you are basically set for a lifetime of abundance.
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Author of the book “Think and Grow Rich,” Napoleon Hill says the most important factor in success is something he calls “definiteness of purpose.” That is having a goal to strive for and working toward that goal.
But what if you’re not sure what your goals are?
Have you ever asked yourself “Am I on the right path for my life?” “How do I know what my life purpose is?” “How do I bring value to people through my unique gifts and talents?”
If this is you, then you might need some clarity on setting your goals. Because once we get clear on what we want we are UNSTOPPABLE.
You CAN get clear on what you want.
Here’s a hint: Getting clear “allows you to find what resonates with you, instead of what looks good on paper.”
Here is a helpful tool to get some clarity on all the areas of your life.
Complete the following steps:
1) First rate yourself in each of the areas from 1-10.
2) Some areas will be high and some will be lower. Don’t judge yourself if you are low in a certain area. Think of it as a self-guidance tool.
3) Then take some time to get quiet and reflect on each area.
4) Get crustal clear by asking questions in each area
Here are some sample questions:
What is your ideal place to live? City, beach, by yourself? How big? Get clear on what this looks like.
Business or Career
What do you really want to do? How do you want to serve the world? What is fun for you? What is your passion?
How much money do you want to have exactly (a number). What kind of lifestyle do you want to live? What kind of value do you want to give in return for the money you make?
Ideal weight? Lean or muscular? Eating habits?
Do you feel supported in your friendships? Do you need to seek out friends?
How is your romance going? What can you do to enhance your relationship? Do you show love toward yourself?
Are you conquering your fears? How can you be more loving? How can you be more self-confident? How can you be more patient? Do you persevere? Then pick one way you can show growth in these areas?
Since I have a fear of public speaking, it might be to join toastmasters.
Fun and Recreation
Do you have fun? Do you do the things you love the most? When did you laugh last?
Pick a way to show growth in this area such as a trip you’ve been dreaming of taking. And set a clear goal for when and where you want to go.
The Next Steps from the Book, Think and Grow Rich…
So once you’ve gotten clear and you have a definite plan for carrying out your desire, begin at once to put this plan into action.
Start by Following these steps from the book, Think and Grow Rich. This process helped my manifest my dream fashion internship in NYC last year. It was only my first internship and through this process I landed a position with one of the top fashion houses in NYC.
For example after completing the “Think and Grow Rich” wheel exercise, go into some quiet spot (preferable in bed at night where you will not be disturbed or interrupted, close your eyes), and repeat aloud (so you may hear your own words) a written statement what you intend to manifest, the time limit for its accumulation, and a description of the service or merchandise you intend to give in return for it. As you carry out these instructions, see yourself already in possession of what you want.
For example, suppose that you intend to accumulate $50,000 by the first of January, and that you intend to give personal services in return for the money in the capacity of internet marketing. Your written statement of your purpose should be similar to the following:
By the first day of January, 20.., I will have in my possession $50,000 or more”, which will come to me in various amounts from time to time during the interim.
In return for this money I will give the most efficient service of which I am capable, rendering the fullest possible quantity, and the best possible quality of service in the capacity of internet marketing ___ (describe the service or merchandise you intend to sell).
I believe that I will have this money in my possession. My faith is so strong that I can now see this money before my eyes. I can touch it with my hands. It is now awaiting transfer to me at the time and in the proportion that I deliver the service I intend to render in return for it. I am awaiting a plan by which to accumulate this money, and I will follow that plan, when it is received.
In the area of physical environment it could be
By the first day of January, 20.., I will have the house at 3607 Faun Run Drive, or something better, in my possession the means will come to me in various amounts from time to time during the interim.
In return for this house I will give the most efficient service of which I am capable, rendering the fullest possible quantity, and the best possible quality of service in the capacity of internet marketing.
I believe that I will have this house. My faith is so strong that I can now see this house before my eyes. I can touch it with my hands. It is now awaiting transfer to me at the time and in the proportion that I deliver the service I intend to render in return for it. I am awaiting a plan by which to have this house and I will follow that plan, when it is received.
And Now Create a Habit
* Repeat this program night and morning until you can see (in your imagination) the money or house you intend to accumulate.
* Place a written copy of your statement with pictures for all the areas of your life where you can see it night and morning, (I put it on my bathroom mirror) and read it just before going to bed, and first thing in the morning until it has been memorized.
* Remember also that your subconscious mind will act only upon instructions which are emotionalized and handed over to it with “feeling.” Faith is the strongest and most productive of the emotions.
By practicing this regularly, and following working towards your goal through the subconscious inspiration induced by this exercise, you will see your dreams manifest.