Think & Grow Rich Lessons
Michael Grant Simon Stillwater, Minnesota, United States

Posted: 2020-02-26


Power of The Mastermind 


Great wealth cannot be accumulated without power.   One can have hopes, desires and plans, but  the mission will not be accomplished without a source of power.  


This process begins in the individual’s mind, but one may not achieve great power without the power of a master mind.  When two or more minds work in a coordinated spirit of harmony. The spiritual units of each mind form an affinity, which constitutes the physic phase of the Mastermind. This is the Mastermind principle.  The first notable example of a Mastermind is Andrew Carnegie, who had a Mastermind group of approximately fifty people. Carnegie attributes his entire fortune in the steel industry due to his Mastermind team. 


The power of great wealth cannot be accumulated without it.  A more contemporary example is the late Ross Perot of Electronic Data Systems. Perot was the top sales professional at IBM. Perot was cautioned by the naysayers on leaving to form EDS. He did not let this phase him.  He believed in the power of the Mastermind. This was exemplified when EDS competed against his former employer for a large contract. IBM had a larger staff with more experience and much deeper pockets.   His Mastermind group of fifteen individuals expressed their doubts. Perot did not insult or degrade any of them. He focused on the bid criteria and how they were gonna be successful.  In turn these fifteen minds worked harmoniously in spirit and they won the contract. 


No Executive running a large conglomerate of any type can do everything required to make the venture successful and keep it there by themselves. They need a competent team around them.  


Success through harmony comes in team sports. Barry Sanders was one of the best running backs in NFL history. He never came  close to winning the Super Bowl, due to his lack of support solid player personnel on the Detroit Lions. 


Michael Jordan was a great basketball player, possibly the best ever. Watching him play was a treat. He, however, did not win six NBA championships by himself.  He had a solid supporting cast around him with Scottie Pippin and Steve Kerr.   Michael had the support cast and Barry didn’t.


We become the company we keep. Surround yourself with the right people who are positive encouraging, goal oriented, and have wisdom. Ones that will build you up vs. tearing you down. Mentoring for Free is the perfect place.  


Thank you Michael and Linda Dlouhy for this program. Thank you Rick for connecting with me. Thank you to each one of you on these weekly calls. 


Proverbs  Chapter thirteen verse twenty. “Keep wise company and you will become wise.”



Michael Simon