A must-read book: Napoleon Hill’s Think and Grow Rich.
Someone gave it to me as a joke, but it was a catalyst that changed my life. Being rich took on a whole new meaning for me. It went far beyond the accumulation of money and material possessions. Hill spoke of being rich in experience, relationships, and life.
To make a major quantum leap in your life, you must be willing to both ask for and give support. Break through the Illusion of Separateness.
Out of the many principles he presented, the one that had the strongest effect on me was his idea of a Master Mind Group. The Master Mind Group consists of two to three very special people. Some may call this a support group. This Master Mind Group not only provides support on a personal level, but also provides a collective support mechanism for successful brainstorming and other forms of idea generation. I choose to call it a Power Group.
Hill defines power as ‘‘organized and intelligently directed knowledge.’’ In this sense, power refers to an organized effort sufficient to enable an individual to translate desire into action. He further defines the idea of such a group as ‘‘coordination of knowledge and effort, in a spirit of harmony, between two or more people, for the attainment of a definite purpose.’’ Therefore, the key to a Power Group lies in the people you choose.
Hill said they must be in harmony with you. The people you choose must be willing to persist, explore, give and take positive criticism without assuming a defensive posture, and be willing to listen. Above all, they must trust and be trusted. These are the people you can confide in, be vulnerable with, and be committed to. It is the chemistry of the group, its synergy, which provides the source of power for a quantum leap.
A Power Group goes beyond friendship. The group will provide you with that magical synergy: the whole being greater than the sum of its parts. It is your brainpower multiplied. If you want to take the leaps that move your life to higher levels of quality, you cannot do it alone.
You may want to choose another name instead of Power Group or Master Mind Group, but whatever you call it, the power of your brain trust will serve you in your journey. Together, you can provide support for one another. The group produces its own creative explosion. You ignite one another with energy, opening doors not possible to open alone. IMAGINE THAT!
Within the problem is the solution to the problem. —Chinese proverb

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Author's Bio: 


An extraordinary keynote speaker for the uncertainty of 2017, James Mapes defies categorization. When philanthropist/Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen quizzed Mapes as to how one person could do so much during his life, James’ answer was simple: “Because no one told me I couldn’t.”

A true Renaissance man, James is considered the world’s foremost authority on applied imagination, having studied human behavior for more than 30 years. Since childhood, James wanted to make the impossible into the possible. This has led to a life-long fascination with the subconscious and the power of the imagination.

Speaker, coach, best-selling author, clinical hypnotist and award-winning performer, Mapes is recognized for his ability to inspire, motivate, educate and guide others to develop and enhance the unlimited potential of their creative imagination and incalculable powers of the mind. His programs address creativity, motivation, leadership, change, wellness and peak performance.

As creator of Quantum Leap Thinking™ and the Transformational Coach™, James Mapes is one of the most sought-after international speakers in the corporate industry today. He has worked with hundreds of public and private companies in more than 70 countries.
His clients include financial institutions, software companies, the military, the healthcare industry, major non-profit organizations, along with training & development divisions of large corporations. Companies, associations, universities and business schools including - IBM Corporate, U.S. Coast Guard, Lockheed Martin, The Pentagon and The Princeton Center for Leadership Training - have quoted Mapes in training manuals and textbooks.
In addition, Mapes has ignited audiences with his critically acclaimed hypnosis show, Journey Into the Imagination. More than two million people have marveled at this unique presentation at Performing Arts Centers and universities, plus Manhattan’s Town Hall and Lincoln Center - winning praise from the media, including the New York Times, Variety and the New York Daily News. He is branded as “The Imaginologist.”

His engaging, enlightening new book, IMAGINE THAT! Igniting Your Brain for Creativity and Peak Performance is the first web-enhanced volume of its kind. A provocative adventure of the mind, IMAGINE THAT! is a cutting-edge roadmap showing readers how to lead an exceptional life by learning to apply their imagination for productivity.

Mapes delves into hot-button topics like reframing thinking patterns, shattering limiting myths, self-hypnosis, transforming fear into love and forgiveness. The beauty of this ground-breaking book is not only the relevant information but also how it rides the wave of technology by giving the reader access to 21 short video clips of James Mapes’ demonstrations and coaching.

His previous book, Quantum Leap Thinking: An Owners’ Guide to the Mind has been published in ten languages.

James is a weekly contributor to The Huffington Post and The Good Men Project.

www.jamesmapes.com O) 203-261-1200 James@JamesMapes.com