Use a Mastermind Alliance or Group for Success – Jack Canfield

Jack Canfield introduces the concept of Mastermind Groups in this video and more details on Napoleon Hill’s original idea are included.

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Jack Canfield, author of Chicken Soup for the Soul, introduces the Mastermind Group concept in the video which appears below. He introduces this video with the following quote:

One of the most powerful tools ever used by successful people is called the mastermind group. When we come together as a group, we know more and can focus more energy than any one of us can alone. Creating a mastermind group is easy. Here are a few tips to get you started.

The video is only 7 minutes long and after this you will find more information on Mastermind Groups or Mastermind Alliances as their creator, Napoleon Hill, dubbed them.



Napoleon Hill wrote about the mastermind group principle as: “The coordination of knowledge and effort of two or more people, who work toward a definite purpose, in the spirit of harmony.”

Here is more on how Napoleon Hill described Mastermind Groups:

Now here are some interesting facts about the mastermind which give you an idea of how important it is and how necessary that you embrace this principle and make use of it in attaining success in your chosen occupation. First of all, it is the principle through which you may borrow and use the education, the experience, the influence, and perhaps the capital of other people in carrying out your own plans in life. It is the principle through which you can accomplish in one year more than you could accomplish without it in a lifetime if you depended entirely on your own efforts for success.
Here below you will find a 9-Point Checklist of Mastermind Group Rules from the Success Alliance.

Every mastermind group must have rules and guidelines for participation and behavior. Without them, your group will flounder and ultimately fail. Here’s a nine-point checklist of what to include in your mastermind group rules. You should check the full article for more on these:

  1. Attendance requirements
  2. Attention
  3. Participation
  4. Participation level
  5. Accountability
  6. Connection
  7. Confidentiality
  8. Honesty
  9. Membership
Once you’ve written all the rules, discuss them with your group. If necessary, have everyone sign them so there’s more commitment to live by the rules of the group.

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