Who do you go to when you need help with important decisions? Do you have a mentor or a role model to help navigate through important decisions regarding life or business? If not, you should.
I realized at a very early age how important this type of support is. When I was 19 years old, my dad gave me the book “Think and Grow Rich” by Napoleon Hill. It changed my life. This book has been translated into just about every language in the world. It has amazing principles that took Mr. Hill years to discover and document. Once I read it, I started applying its principles and my life started to change for the better. Here are some of the most important lessons I learned:
1. The Power of the Mastermind Group
What is a Mastermind Group?
A Mastermind Group offers a combination of brainstorming, education, peer accountability and support to help sharpen your business and personal skills. The group challenges each other to set high level goals and accomplish them. This concept was first introduced by Napoleon Hill in 1930. He called it a Mastermind Alliance. I love belonging to mastermind groups! I offer one with the CoachMe Platinum membership. This helps professionals continue to innovate, stay focused, set huge goals and achieving them. If you have not been a part of a Mastermind Group, you owe it to yourself to check it out and join one. But keep in mind, this type of group is not for lazy, procrastinators. It’s for people who want to put their business on steroids!
2. Burning Desire is the starting point of all achievement!!
Burning Desire. I love this chapter from the book. I am so thankful that my dad taught me about burning desire at a young age. Desire is also passion. When you combine the two, there is no stopping you.
Take a look at your own behavior and habits as well as your team’s. See if they possess burning desire and passion. If they do, great! If not, maybe you should explain to them what burning desire is and how it can affect their lives. To be an over achiever, you need deeply rooted desires. That is the starting point of all achievement.
Can you teach burning desire? Maybe. You can certainly be more aware of behavior and habits that will help you be more passionate about what you do and achieve more!