Through mastermind groups
In order to be effective, efficient, precise, and productive, any decision-maker needs to think collaboratively. Going it alone will not work as it once did
One way of escaping from what I have come to call Superman-Superwoman syndrome –saving the world by yourself — is to form a supportive mastermind group, a Justice League of sorts. This collaboration is commonly known as a mastermind group. A mastermind group is a peer-to-peer mentoring group used to help members solve their problems with input and advice from the other group members. The concept was coined in 1925 by author Napoleon Hill and described in more detail in his 1937 book Think and Grow Rich. In his books, Hill discussed the idea of the Master Mind, which referred to two or more people coming together in harmony to solve problems.
Cooperation and collaboration through the use of mastermind groups were one of the laws of success that Hill learned studying successful Americans including Thomas Edison, Alexander Graham Bell, Cornelius Vanderbilt, and others.
Today many companies offer mastermind group environments to members.
There are two types of mastermind groups: one is focused on an individual’s success, and the other is focused on the success of everyone in the group. Research suggests that optimal groups limit their size to 8 to 10 participants that meet regularly with rotating leadership.
Creating or joining a mastermind group will help you to maximize your potential, and achieve success at the lowest possible cost.
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Most of my Medium stories, when related to natural healing. self-improvement, life lessons, mental health, and Eastern Philosophy are anchored into the concept of Applied Game Theory. This idea explores how and why people make certain choices, including decisions related to their health, well-being, and self-awareness.
Researchers into game theory have won over twenty Noble Prizes. The movie “A Beautiful Mind” is about the life of John Nash, one of the pioneers in game theory. Of course, the most sophisticated competitive and strategic game in existence is the Chinese game of Go. Learn more about the powerful tool, game theory, for self-improvement. I explain it in the Medium.com article below.
The article was written so that a 12-year-old can easily understand and apply the simple 3 step system. The article also includes a short video interview of me with Jim Selman a pioneer and thought leader in leadership, business success, and innovation.