A quote found on my friend’s fridge: “The five people you spend the most time with will determine how far you will go in life.”
One of my favourite poems is “The Guy in the Glass” by Dale Wimbrow. It was once recited to me by an old friend at 5 AM in the morning, a day I remember I felt really low and unhappy. Realizing what the poem stood for, I have recited it everyday to remind myself that even when people may constantly judge you for who you are and what you’ve done, it is your own self-perception that matters the most in the end. This poem is also known as “The Man in the Mirror”.
When you get what you want in your struggle for self,
And the world makes you King for a day,
Then go to the mirror and look at yourself,
And see what that guy has to say.
For it isn’t your Father, or Mother, or Wife,
Who judgement upon you must pass.
The feller whose verdict counts most in your life
Is the guy staring back from the glass.
He’s the feller to please, never mind all the rest,
For he’s with you clear up to the end,
And you’ve passed your most dangerous, difficult test
If the guy in the glass is your friend.
You may be like Jack Horner and “chisel” a plum,
And think you’re a wonderful guy,
But the man in the glass says you’re only a bum
If you can’t look him straight in the eye.
You can fool the whole world down the pathway of years,
And get pats on the back as you pass,
But your final reward will be heartaches and tears
If you’ve cheated the guy in the glass.
– Dale Wimbrow, The Guy in the Glass
If there’s one thing I strongly recommend people to be part of, it’s a Mastermind Group. Besides the fact that being part of a mastermind group makes it sound very evil and cunning, it should be part of everyone’s life who is in pursuit of wealth and success. Napoleon Hill mentioned the importance of a mastermind group in his book Think and Grow Rich.
Mastermind groups exist to bring people that have the same goals together, and to encourage them to work towards a common goal. They are not just for making money or for business! You can have dentists, artists, musicians, parents and singles (just to name a few) get-together on a weekly basis to discuss issues relating to their field or lives.
The groups can be anywhere from two members up to a dozen or more. The important thing here is who is part of the group: it is quality over quantity. You can’t just bring random people into your group and expect everyone to click. Bringing in friends, while it may sound like a greatidea at first, may not always work out in the end. A mastermind group is not a friendship group. Sure, you can be friends and be part of the same team, but the purpose of the group should be apparent from the beginning before you bring people in. You must all work towards a common goal, and only bring in people that realize the potential of being in such a group.
This website is the result of weekly gatherings and discussions taken place with a mastermind group. The group had a common goal: to bring thatmoneysite.com online for the world to see, and educate people on everything money. The creators of this site shared a vision and a passion, not to mention compatibility to work together.
In the upcoming weeks, I’ll be detailing more about mastermind groups, including steps and resources to help you build a solid team.