Think & Grow Rich Lessons
Mervyn Drury Casey, Australian Capital Territory, Australia

Posted: 2017-06-23

Chapter 10 Power of the Mastermind


The Ninth Step toward Riches

In my working life I have worked with many Master Mind Groups, however, it was only when reading through this chapter prior to writing this week’s lesson that I finally comprehended where the Power came from and it’s necessary application to the attainment of riches and their retention.

In the opening paragraphs of this chapter Hill makes a number of profound statements and I quote:

“POWER is essential for success in the accumulation of money. PLANS are inert and useless, without sufficient POWER to translate them into ACTION. This chapter will describe the method by which an individual may attain and apply POWER.
POWER may be defined as “organized and intelligently directed KNOWLEDGE.” Power, as the term is here used, refers to ORGANIZED effort, sufficient to enable an individual to transmute DESIRE into its monetary equivalent. ORGANIZED effort is produced through the coordination of effort of two or more people, who work toward a DEFINITE end, in a spirit of harmony.
In previous chapters we have looked at Desire and it’s transmutation from an Idea or Dream into something that must be obtained no matter what the cost, it becomes all consuming. The need for organised plans which include the three types of Knowledge, General, Specialised and Knowledge gained from Experimentation and Research, this also being organised.
Hill goes on to define the Master Mind and I quote:
“The “Master Mind” may be defined as: “Coordination of knowledge and effort, in a spirit of harmony, between two or more people, for the attainment of a definite purpose.””
Hill also goes on to explain that there are two parts to the Master Mind, one being economic and the other psychic. The economic part is self explanatory it is the psychic part is more abstract and requires further clarification. Hill also goes on to say the following; “No two minds ever come together without, thereby, creating a third, invisible, intangible force which may be likened to a third mind.”
It is a known fact that there are only two known elements in the whole universe, energy and matter. Matter may be broken down into units of molecules, atoms, and electrons each of these has been isolated, separated and analysed so there specific knowledge of each.
The human mind is a form of energy, of which part is spiritual in nature. If two or more minds coordinated in a SPIRIT OF HARMONY, the spiritual units of energy of each mind form an affinity, which constitutes the “psychic” phase of the Master Mind.
Hill makes the comparison of a battery with the human mind. The power of a battery is dependent upon the number of cells making up the battery. Likewise the power of a single human mind is dependent on the amount of the three types of knowledge accrued through education. When batteries are connected in a given sequence the power is increased exponentially depending on the number of batteries connected.
When applied to the Master Mind there is a similar exponential increase in the overall “Brain Power” available to each and every Brain in the Master Mind Group. In the modern world this is becoming more and more the norm since no one brain, no matter how great it’s knowledge, has the capacity to be across each and every discipline.
As a closing comment I would make the observation, like a battery when one cell fails the power of the battery is reduced or fails to provide any power. Likewise in the case of the Master Mind if there is discord either by one member or the Master Mind as a whole either the overall contribution is reduced or the whole finds no solution.
However all is not lost for as in the battery example if the faulty cell is replaced with a new one with similar properties the faulty battery will again perform and make its contribution to the whole battery bank, full power
Similarly with the Master Mind any one Brain not in harmony with the whole will need to be replaced with a brain of comparable or greater knowledge attuned to the thoughts and in harmony with the other brains of the Master Mind.
In our MLM businesses more than one Master Mind may be required and each will supply knowledge to an overall Master Mind, again harmony between each entity must be maintained.
Thank you Linda and Michael Dlouhy for your inspirations each week and this Forum of Master Minds. Thank you to all who contribute through posted lessons, reading of their lessons and those speaking up on the calls with inspirations arising from the various lessons. Thank you, Thank you, Thank you.
Mervyn Drury
Casey, Australian Capital Territory, Australia.