If we assume that each of us has a finite capability and that 1 plus 1 is, indeed, 2, it follows thusly that the more minds you have access to, the smarter you’ll be. One of my recent historic role models, Andrew Carnegie, used this principle effectively since his childhood days and look what it did for him. He is the third richest person ever! In his day, his net worth was approximately $500 million which is an insane $340 billion today. All because he joined minds together to think of ideas greater than any one mind could bear. So here, I present to you, dear reader, 4 simple ways you can increase your own brain power by use of the famed Mastermind principle.
1. Share your ideas
All of them. We often keep our best ideas to ourselves in fear that someone else might steal them or worse.. judge them! But this is not often the case. Your ideas will be met with criticism, scorn and skepticism. So what? The feedback you get will help you further develop them
2. Form a trusted group of peers
Find like-minded individuals who wish to succeed in whatever it is that they are doing and ask if they’d like to meet regularly (say.. once a month). It’s a great idea and having the same people to sit with helps expand your mental powers. You get ideas from them and get to talk out their ideas.
3. Meet with your group regularly
After forming the group, make sure you meet! It’s not enough to simply form the group. By meeting regularly, you encourage thoughts that expand your potential. Benjamin Franklin formed a group he called Junto that met weekly. From those meetings, we ended up with the concept of the volunteer fire department.
4. Write it down
Whatever “it” is, write it down. Carry a small notebook to write things down with. Don’t jot notes on your phone, or iPad - take the time to write it out. You’ll unload a lot of the heavy lifting to your pad and free up your brain for even more wonderfulness.
Stay persistent, friends,