Act Smart

There's a reason that animals travel in packs or herds. There's a reason that birds fly in a flock. There's a reason that gangs (yes, gangs) feel emboldened. But there's also a reason why entrepreneurs and small business owners fail when they are just keeping their head down and grinding it out solo.

Last week, we discussed an abundance mindset. But this mindset is much easier when someone is in the trenches with you. It's human nature for us to have self-limiting thoughts or doubts about our capabilities. It's also human nature to self-sabotage - to repeat mistakes that we've made before. But when someone is partnering with you, motivating you, listening to you and helping to hold you accountable, then the magic truly begins to happen.

In his must-read book, Think and Grow Rich, not only does Napoleon Hill delve into the individual who thinks his way to success via desire, faith, autosuggestion and decisiveness, but he also promotes the MasterMind alliance, “the coordination of knowledge and effort of two or more people, who work toward a definite purpose, in the spirit of harmony."  What is interesting in his approach is that Hill realized that as a person thinks (and influences his or her subconscious), so does he or she act. 

The challenge, therefore is not to just think smart, but to act smart. And you can begin doing so today by partnering with like-minded individuals who are just as excited about your success as they are about their own. And if you don't have a gang, click on the logo's either at the top or bottom of this article . . . before you dig yourself too deep a hole.

"The key is to keep company only with people who uplift you, whose presence calls forth your best."~Epictetus

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