How To Establish A Mastermind Alliance

From Napoleon Hill’s book ” Keys To Success – The 17 Principles For Personal Achievement” these are the key points I took from Chapter 2 -Establish a mastermind alliance

For the full list of the 17 principles for personal achievement summarized you can go here.


A Mastermind Alliance is 2 or more minds working actively together in perfect harmony towards a common and definite object

No person has achieved outstanding success without using the         mastermind principle.

     4 steps to building a mastermind alliance:

  1. Determine your purpose adopt a definite purpose for it to attain – write out clearly the purpose of the alliance
  2. Select the members of your alliance who will help you achieve your goal. Two qualities to look for – ability to do the job and the ability to work in a spirit of harmony with others
  3. Determine your rewards for participation of your alliance. what reward are you offering for the work of others
  4. Must provide at lease 1 of the 10 major motives:
  • self preservation
  • love
  • fear
  • sex
  • desire for life after death
  • freedom from mind and body
  • anger
  • hate
  • desire for recognition and self expression
  • wealth – best motivator must be willingly, fairly , generously divided


Make it a habit to go the extra mile

  • always render more service than what you are being paid for

Inspire teamwork with PMA

  • based on coorordination of effort
  • teamwork produces power
  • That which you share will multiply that which you withhold will diminish


Learn from adversity and defeat with PMA always see the equivalent benefit to every adversity

  • defeat is never the same as failure unless it has been acknowledged as such
  • successful people respond to defeat with hopeless acceptance determination not to accept it, negative attitude responds with hopeless acceptance


        Cultivate create a vision with PMA

  • mans greatest gift is his thinking mind. It analyzes, compares, chooses. It creates, visualizes , foresees and generates ideas.
  • imagination is your minds exercise, challenge, and adventure, key to all of a persons achievements
  • develop habit of taking study time, thinking time and planning time will increase the flow of ideas


Maintain sound health with PMA

  • always keep a positive mental attitude
  • must balance work, play, rest, nourishment, study
  • always think in terms of good physical health
  • keep mind free of negative thoughts and influence
  • follow work with play
  • mental effort with physical effort
  • seriousness with humour
  • I feel healthy
  • I feel happy
  • I feel terrific


Budget your time and money with PMA

  • budget your time and resources to see how you are spending your time and money


Use cosmic habit force with PMA

  • have faith that the universe will help you get what you want
  • you are ruled by your habits which you have control of
  • law of cosmic habit force takes over and must be consciously rearranged or developed and neutralized
  • takes a habit to replace a habit
  • sew an act you reap a habit
  • sew a habit you reap a character
  • sew a character you reap a destiny
  • make it a habit to read materials which expand your mind, daily

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