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What is a MasterMind Group?
pinoybigthinkerDate: Friday, 2009-01-23, 3:58 PM | Message # 1
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A MasterMind group is a unique group of people utilizing the MasterMind principles for achieving business and personal goals. MasterMind groups are held in-person.

MasterMind Power

Power is essential for success and achievement of one's goals. Plans are of no value without sufficient power to translate them into action. Power refers to the organized effort sufficient to manifest one's desires; Organized effort is created through the MasterMind.

MasterMind power is defined as follows:
"No two minds ever come together without, thereby, creating a third invisible, intangible force which may be likened to a third mind." The human mind is a form of energy, a part of it being spiritual in nature. When the minds of
two people are coordinated in a spirit of harmony, the spiritual units of energy of each mind form an affinity/likeness, which constitutes the power of the MasterMind.

MasterMind Process

The process of MasterMinding may be likened to the act of one who connects many batteries to a single transmission wire, thereby 'stepping up' the power flowing over that line. Each mind, through the principle of mind chemistry, stimulates all the other minds in the group, until the mind energy becomes so great that it penetrates to, and connects with, the universal energy, which in turn, touches every atom of the entire universe. A MasterMind may be created through the bringing together in a spirit of perfect harmony, two or more minds. Out of this harmonious blending of the chemistry of the minds creates a third mind, which may be appropriated and used by one or all of the individual minds. This
MasterMind will remain available as long as the friendly, harmonious alliance between the individual minds exists.

MasterMind Principles

We live in an awesome, wondrous, orderly universe; the laws of which are carried out with exquisite precision. The MasterMind is the Power Source that created and directs this incredible universe.

Every person is a personalized expression of the MasterMind, and therefore has the innate ability to tap into its power, genius and wisdom.

The MasterMind steps are a scientific method of focusing the power of thought for the specific purpose of establishing a direct connection with the MasterMind. As a result, thousands of people have demonstrated dramatic, positive changes in their lives, and have experienced happy, successful lives.

Through the MasterMind process, you combine your own strength with that of at least one other person, as well as that of the MasterMind. This principle is based on the premise that the combined energies of two or more like-minded individuals are many more times greater than the sum of the individual energies involved.

Happiness is found in lending, doing, helping other members in your group achieve their goals, not merely possessing the information about goal achieving. The "WIN-WIN" attitude is key to a successful Master Mind group: If I help you win, I win, too. The MasterMind principles also teach that other like-minded individuals can believe for you, and accept as true for you, things you may find difficult to conceive or believe for yourself.

How to Start and Run a MasterMind Group

Where to Start

First, you need to decide the focus and intention for your group. Do you want to have a group of business owners? Or other people who are in your field of business? For example, as a life coach, I have learned a great deal from being in MasterMind groups with other coaches. I have also benefited from being in MasterMind groups with other business owners, where we have all owned very different types of businesses. You could also have a MasterMind group that is not related to business at all, perhaps with other members of your spiritual community.

Choosing a Location

There are a variety of locations that can be used. Often your local church will be willing to provide a room at no cost, or on a donation basis. If your group is
business-related, perhaps you would be able to use a meeting or conference room in an office belonging to one of the members. It is important that the group have privacy and quiet, so I do not recommend having the group meet in a public location, like a restaurant. However, you should choose the meeting place that will work best for your needs. In order to have consistency and assure regular attendance, it is best to always meet at the same location.

Finding Members for Your Group

Where you look for potential members for your MasterMind group depends on the focus you have chosen for your group. Here are some ideas of where you can promote your new group.

Submit a Public Service Announcement (PSA) to your local newspaper. First you will need to determine which section of the paper to submit your PSA. For business-related groups, often the business section of the paper will have a listing of business meetings where you can have your group listed. For personal/spiritual growth groups, check with the lifestyle section of your paper, where they often list clubs and groups. When you find the appropriate section of the paper, it should give information about how to submit a listing. If not, call the paper and ask them how to submit a meeting notice for the section of the
paper you have chosen. Usually newspapers require at least 2 weeks' notice to publish your information.

Notify local churches. Master Mind groups, and will more than likely be glad to let members know about your group.

Post flyers. is an option. You can post flyers at places where people you would like to have in your group are likely to frequent. For example, book stores, health food stores, library, etc.

Group Size

The ideal size of a MasterMind group is 4 to 6 people. However, a MasterMind "group" can also consist of only 2 people, who meet regularly to support and encourage each other. MasterMind groups can also be larger; however, in order for each member to receive enough time at each meeting, 6 is the recommended maximum.

Money and MasterMind Groups

Traditional MasterMind groups do not charge a fee. The basis of the MasterMind philosophy is in the spirit of equality, with all members availing their resources to the group. For example, sharing of business contacts and offering professional services for little or no charge. A MasterMind group is not the place where members sell or promote their goods and services to the other members. It is vital to the success of the group that all members be committed to helping each other achieve their goals, without financial conflict. If there is a charge for a meeting room, then that cost should be split equally among the members.

Welcoming New Members

A closed MasterMind group will give everyone in the group an opportunity to build rapport and trust. It also encourage bonding and relationships among the members. A closed group means that once the group is formed, no new members may join the group unless all current members agree upon the new member's joining.
Usually the potential new member is invited to come to one meeting, where he/she and the members can meet. After the meeting, the potential member leaves. This gives the current members an opportunity to discuss how they feel about the potential member's joining the group. Alternatively, members may email the group coordinator or the entire group (at your
choosing), and give their opinion about the new member's joining. All current members must agree to the new member's joining in order for him/her to be invited to join. If any one member is not comfortable with the potential new member for any reason, then an invitation to join would not be extended.

 
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