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Turning Points

Wednesday, November 14th, 2012

I usually don’t share much about my personal life, but I need to explain how important the impact of Napoleon Hill’s teachings has been on my thinking, especially the last few years in particular.

We all go through what he described as ‘Turning Points’ within life. I can say that without a doubt that I’ve had what seems like dozens of these within just the past few years alone. Ranging from a divorce, new relationships, tragedy, temporary setbacks, the death of loved ones, to rebirth, renewal and many new business opportunities.

Father time has indeed presented me with many interesting areas for growth and I’m sure many of you reading these words can relate to the last few sentences.

What I’ve discovered that has helped me immensely the past few years through many of these major turning points is the power of the Mastermind. By seeking out and attracting great people around me, this has helped me to get out of the malaise and refocus my mind to assist me with many important personal and professional life decisions.

Change is never easy, but when we have positive, supportive and wise people around to help guide us, it makes the journey both easier and more fulfilling.

The following is an excerpt from the classic book Think and Grow Rich; I would like to share the first concept, from the Ninth Step Toward Riches: The Power of the Mastermind, from Napoleon Hill’s classic book, Think and Grow Rich. That is the idea of POWER.

The Ninth Step Toward Riches: The Power of the Mastermind
POWER is essential for success in the accumulation of money. PLANS are inert and useless, without sufficient POWER to translate them into ACTION.

POWER may be defined as “organized and intelligently directed KNOWLEDGE.” Power, as the term is here used, refers to ORGANIZED effort, sufficient to enable an individual to transmute DESIRE into its monetary equivalent. ORGANIZED effort is produced through the coordination of effort of two or more people, who work toward a DEFINITE end, in a spirit of harmony.

Knowledge may be acquired from any of these sources: INFINITE INTELLIGENCE, ACCUMULATED EXPERIENCE and EXPERIMENT AND RESEARCH. It may be converted into POWER by organizing it into definite PLANS and by expressing those plans in terms of ACTION.

Examination of the three major sources of knowledge will readily disclose the difficulty an individual would have, if he depended upon his efforts alone, in assembling knowledge and expressing it through definite plans in terms of ACTION.

If his plans are comprehensive, and if they contemplate large proportions, he must, generally, induce others to cooperate with him, before he can inject into them the necessary element of POWER.

The adage that two heads are better than one is a powerful statement that most people have heard before, yet often treat lightly. We all face challenges in life, relationships, communication and especially in business.

Facing these challenges alone is fool’s folly. Facing them and creating a plan with a group of like-minded individuals with a common goal or purpose to positively serve others is much more powerful and more likely to succeed.

Tony Rubleski
Mind Capture
616-638-39121
www.mindcapturegroup.com

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The Power of the Mastermind

Monday, June 6th, 2011

The adage that two heads are better than
one is a powerful statement that most people have
heard before, yet often treat lightly. We all face
challenges in life, relationships, communication
and especially in business.

Without challenge, imagine how boring
life would be? One of the biggest issues most
people face when confronted with a major challenge
or crisis is to step back from the situation,
humble themselves and seek out others for solid
advice and help. I can tell you from personal
experience that this is where having a ‘navy seal’
team of positive, solution driven people to assist
and call upon is invaluable!

Here are two great reasons to
assemble and use a mastermind for your
business but in particular within your own
marketing efforts.

#1. To help you get into action. I’ve
lost track of how many people over the years that
carry on and on about how ‘they don’t have time’
to work on their marketing or that they ‘got busy
and haven’t had a chance to work on it’ because of
other issues, plans, etc. Yes, the list of excuses
is often predictable and honestly pathetic. Yes, I
said it and here’s why: marketing is the oxygen of
every organization. I feel like a broken record
here as I hammer this home in all of my books,
talks and client consultations as it often appears
that I’m speaking a foreign language or being
taken too lightly on this premise.

If you investigated through the daily
list of business casualties around the globe,
you’d find them littered with well intentioned
people who are excellent at what they provide,
make, or offer, but were horrible at promoting
(aka: marketing) it. Unfortunately, the market
place often doesn’t reward the best people,
product or service, but bottom line the best
marketers. Please burn that last sentence into
your mind and never, ever forget it. A lot of
people reading may dislike this, but it is true in
almost every industry.

When you assemble a good group of like
minded people to assist you with ideas, questions,
and problems or opportunities related to your
marketing efforts it helps to not only save you
time, money, frustration, but in the context of
marketing it helps to build in a key ingredient:
accountability.
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Investigate, Cross Pollinate, Implement, and Then Detonate

Tuesday, May 17th, 2011

Why is the obvious oftentimes so difficult for people to see? The clues are all around us but most people playing the business game are either too lazy or narrow-minded that they’ll continue to play at the amateur level. Please grasp the power of what I’m going to share with you as it can produce quantum leaps and breakthroughs within any business or organization. If you take what I’m about to share seriously you’ll never view the world around you the same way as you did before.

A Guru’s Candid and Public Confession About Marketing

95% of marketing is systemically the same, regardless of the product, service or message a business may be offering

5% of marketing is pure innovation or more likely a new combination of proven marketing principles and strategies borrowed from somewhere else

This 5% is the arena you want to begin playing within as you expand your marketing efforts and get good at building Mind Capture.

Unless you have the time, a team of enlightened researchers, or are simply one of the few mortals who can create entirely new marketing strategies (please call me directly if this describes you), then you’re often best served by what I’m about to share. The transference of marketing ideas from one industry to an entirely different one is an acquired and valuable mindset that I describe as simply the ability to…

Investigate, Cross Pollinate, Implement and Then Detonate

So how do you acquire this unique and powerful marketing mindset of being able to dissect, borrow and sort through marketing strategies from other industries that you can pollinate, implement and detonate within your marketing mix?

Here are three quick ways to condition your mind to be aware of opportunities and discover gems buried outside your current industry niche.

#1. Read, listen or check out online a broad range of magazines on business and current events including franchise and opportunity based publications to look for ways they market and attract new business. Get out of your comfort zone and explore outside your industry for new ideas and strategies you can borrow, test and detonate within your own vertical market.

#2. Watch, listen and learn from what’s happening around you and how other marketers grab your mind, time or money. The trick is to approach what appears to be mundane with a sense of childlike curiosity with the intent to learn something new. When I’m on vacation, my wife will often tell me to relax because she knows I’m watching and taking mental notes on things that impress me as good marketing or service in action that I can pick up and use within my own business or share with others.

#3. Form or join a mastermind that’s sales and marketing focused consisting of different businesses to allow the free flow of information and ability to ask questions related to new and repeat business activities. Someone may have a powerful way to attract leads that you’ve never heard of that could be slightly adjusted and implemented within your industry with massive success.

Tony Rubleski
Mind Capture
1-800-420-1450
www.mindcapturegroup.com

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