Creating The World’s Greatest Mastermind Group
3 years ago I hit a wall. A point in my life that brought everything to a complete halt. Depression hit me like a two-by-four to the back of the head and I began questioning everything in my life including my job, my faith, and my existence on this planet. I could think of no good reason for my being here. I was bringing no value to the world or anyone around me. I was living my life with no sense of purpose or meaning and things sure as hell weren’t the way I imagined they would be.
Up to that point, life was going pretty easy for me. I went to school, got my degree, and a few months later, got the job that was going to set me up for success, as I thought back then.
I had done everything I was supposed to do according to what a “successful” person should do. Only there was one thing that I completely missed. The life I was creating for myself was not one that I wanted.
Somewhere over the years I was stripped of all imagination and joined a long line of people, who just like me, were going through the motions, just doing the things they thought they were supposed to be doing. All creativity, all passion, all enthusiasm, every crazy dream I had growing up was gone. Now, sitting there, staring at the cubicle wall in front of me I became honest with myself… my life was shit and I was wasting it away.
My search for meaning began.
I read everything I could get my hands on that had anything to do with psychology, success, high performance, the power of the mind, or positive thinking.
I wanted to know what it felt like to really feel alive and what real living actually looked like.
I didn’t look for mentors, I didn’t seek a therapist, and I didn’t need a life coach.
The access I had to knowledge and wisdom was unlimited as I quickly began to understand. Successful men and women from all walks of life have spilled their hearts onto the pages of millions of books and now for the price of a book, I could have that wisdom seeded into my own heart and mind.
I could go into the mind of any of the world’s most influential people and see life through their eyes, do the things they did to change and create a life of enthusiasm, energy, meaning, and success for themselves.
Men like Paulo Coelho, Tony Robbins, Brendon Burchard, Eckart Tolle, Wayne Dyer, Napolean Hill, Norman Vincent Peale, Og Mandino, Dale Carnegie, John Maxwell, Jesus, and many more I can mention, began to shape my life.
They began to shape my beliefs and my perspective and by simply aligning my mentality and habits with them through their written experiences, I started to see my life take on a completely new form and began to appreciate my existence at a much deeper level.
I began to learn that everything I wanted from life started with me. I was in full control of my destiny.
“As a man thinketh, so is he” as it is said.
A new passion for life was born.
As I sit in my room, surrounded by stacks of books, some that I have read many times over, some that I still have yet to finish, and new ones that I just added to my collection, I can’t help but imagine sitting at the head of a large conference table and the writers of each of these books, seated around me, ready to jump in and guide me through the next step I am afraid to take.
Every president, every CEO, every company or organization has a team that supports the leaders, working together as a mastermind group in unison for one goal, one purpose, one mission. Mastermind groups provide many different perspectives. They provide support and guidance at every decision or roadblock an organization or person is faced with so they are not forced to make decisions alone. A strong mastermind group is vital to your success in any undertaking.
In my room, surrounded by these books, I realized that I’ve created a superstar mastermind group around myself.
All of these men and women come from different cultures, different times in history, and different backgrounds but the language of success can be understood by all and collectively their experiences guide me every step of the way, helping me at life’s toughest moments. At my table, everybody works together for my good simply because I chose them to be there.
Every single one of us has the opportunity to create the greatest mastermind in the world. When we read, we are allowing the world’s greatest thought leaders to speak into our lives. We have the ability to hand-pick each and every individual that we want at our “table” and walking beside us in life through their books.
Choose your library wisely.
There is a better way to live!