Mastermind Billionaire: Andrew Carnegie

ben francia | by Ben Francia | Last Updated: March 8, 2013
Image by monroviapubliclibrary under CC license on Flickr

Image by monroviapubliclibrary under CC license on Flickr

In a nutshell, a mastermind group can be formed by surrounding yourself with people dedicated and committed in improving their lives or businesses and are accountable for the goals they have set for themselves.

Think of what hanging out with lazy people who don’t have goals and aim nothing could do to you. The effect would be you being affected by their attitude and how they view their lives. That’s why it is important to find people who will contribute to your success and would inspire you to attain your goals.

This is what Napoleon Hill was talking about. He found about the Mastermind group through Andrew Carnegie, a wealthy steel magnate.

Carnegie explained it when Hill asked him to what he attributed his success with and which he replied:

“Well, if you want to know how I got my money, I will refer you to these men here on my staff; they got it for me. We have here in this business a master mind. It is not my mind, and it is not the mind of any other man on my staff, but the sum total of all these minds that I have gathered around me that constitute a master mind in the steel business.

I have been many years gathering these men around me and building this mind. Each man contributes an important part to the building of this mind. I do not always agree with all the men on my staff, on all matters, nor do they always agree with me. Perhaps some of us do not like each other from a personal viewpoint, but I know that I need these men and they know that they need me in the maintenance of this master mind that is necessary in carrying on this steel business.”

As you can see, Carnegie had high regard for the people he worked with and he valued all their insights in his success; but more that that, he attributed the success in the group’s single goal and vision of building a steel empire. They united in one thought and focused all their energies in planning and finding ways for the vision to materialize.

As they say when two heads are better than one, well in Carnegie’s case it was about 50 heads. These men all contributed in building the steel empire. In fact, Carnegie has always relied on these men as they relied on him to succeed in the business. The coming together of these 50 minds and uniting as one is the true sense of mastermind.

If we concentrated and focused on it then pretty soon, we would reach our goals.

Do you want to feel the power of the mastermind group? Check this link and find out if you have what it takes to join a mastermind group.


I recently started the Digital Entrepreneur Mastermind Club to help Entrepreneurs who want to start an online business how to take advantage the power of a Mastermind. I’ll be facilitating some of the Mastermind meetings and conduct a couple of FREE workshops as well. Check it out when you get the chance ==>>


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