Tuesday, August 19, 2014

How To Surround Yourself With Better People

If you haven't done so already, go back and read the last blog article and listen to the accompanying podcast. It "sets the stage" for today's discussion.
So, hopefully, you understand the importance and necessity of surrounding yourself with "better" people. Now then, how does one do that?
I hope that you have spent some time brainstorming some ideas on how you could do that where you are. I'd still love to hear from you and have you share some of your ideas with me.
Here's a hint and it doesn't always have to be 100% accurate but, nonetheless, pay attention: This "new group" of "better people" will likely NOT include any of your current friends. It is possible, but it is not likely and, I might even add that it may not be advisable. Now, if you have a friend that has actually helped introduce you to the idea of improving your mindset and being careful of those with whom you spend your time then, definitely consider them as a part of this important group.
Make sense?
This group is not the same as getting together with a group of friends and just hanging out. This is far more important than that. YES, having time with friends is important and necessary as well, but, again, we're talking about doing what you MUST DO in order to keep your mind positive.
Perhaps a better way for me to explain this is to share with you a definition that comes from Napoleon Hill himself. The following comes from http://www.thesuccessalliance.com/what-is-a-mastermind-group.html:
The concept of the "mastermind alliance" was formally introduced by Napoleon Hill in his timeless classic, "Think And Grow Rich," though mastermind groups have been around since the beginning of time. Even Benjamin Franklin belonged to such a group, which he called a Junto.
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."
He continues…
"No two minds ever come together without thereby creating a third, invisible intangible force, which may be likened to a third mind [the master mind]."
You don't have to call this a "mastermind group". There are TONS of ideas and suggestions on HOW to start such a group and even what you should do in your "mastermind group".
However, someone else may have thoughts and ideas that don't apply to you and what you are wanting to achieve.
No negativity allowed but, instead, the support and strength of like-minded individuals!
**IMPORTANT: Do NOT allow yourself to get caught up in finding someone of the opposite sex to "understand you" if you are married. Do NOT create an issue with your spouse by doing so. This is a sure way to create DISTRUST, JEALOUSY and DISASTER in your relationship!
 So how do I go about this?

A few quick suggestions that we may continue discussing in the next article...
 *put an ad in your local paper  *put a notice on your FB page and see who may be interested  *look for such groups in your FB groups (needs to be in your area if possible - face to face is better than just online but online IS an option)  *check your local paper for such groups or the internet for such local groups  *seek out people that you have admired before that seem to fit this type of mindset

What ideas do YOU have? Share them on the Future You University page on FB  - c'mon, let me hear from you!

Friend, this could be THE positive turn in your life for which you have been searching. And, you know what? It may also be the same thing for everyone else that ends up being a part of your group of "better people".

Until next time, always be sure to...

"Make it an AWESOME day! (Who else is going to do it for you?)"


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