The concept of the “Mastermind” was formally introduced by Napoleon Hill in his timeless classic, “Think And Grow Rich,”. Hill’s book recounts how many successful business people rely on a small, tight-knit group of advisors to help them build their businesses.
However, Mastermind Groups have been around since the beginning of time. History is full great achievers who have built mastermind groups. Jesus Christ had a mastermind team of twelve apostles. Benjamin Franklin formed a weekly discussion known as Junto with twelve men who shared his drive for learning and conversation. The result of this group led to a library, a college, the U.S. post office, Philadelphia’s fire department, mutual insurance and Philadelphia’s city water works. C.S Lewis, J.R.R. Tolkien, Charles Williams and others know as the Inklings met on Thursday evenings in the late 1930’s thru early 1940’s at Oxford’s Magdalen College rooms to read aloud from their works, discuss philosophy and exchange ideas. As a result many literally works were published including, C.S. Lewis’s “Out of the Silent Plant”, J.R.R. Tolkien’s “Lord of the Rings” and Charles Williams’ “All Hallows Eve”.
The Email Inbox is Just a Tool
Your email inbox is just a tool. Just because you have it and just because someone decides to send you something doesn’t mean you have to stop what you’re doing to answer it. There is a right way to use your email and a wrong way to use your email for increased productivity. Here is a way that will let you in on how to very simply and quickly to sort through your email inbox to accomplish a productive day.
In my experience as a business owner and my family life every time I would put stuff off or Procrastinate I would get slapped and sometimes it hurt.
In order to overcome a procrastination we must first understand it. Procrastination is the avoidance of doing a task which needs to be done–postponing until tomorrow what can be done today. It not only affects a person’s work but also commonly involves feelings of guilt, inadequacy, self disgust, stress and even depression.
It is scary to me how many business owners cannot read their own company financial statements let alone understand them. Any business owner who wants to grow their business should have at least a basic understanding.
So here we go:
The two basic Financial Statements are the Balance Sheet and the Profit & Loss Statement or P & L.