Are you a member or leader of a monthly book club? Why not turn it into a money mastermind support group?
Most book clubs choose books from bestseller lists to read and discuss with other members. But that monthly meeting could help every member make money by focusing on wealth-building or success principles.
Napoleon Hill, author of Master Key to Riches, says that everyone needs “friendly contact with other minds, for food of expansion and growth.” He suggests mastermind groups to create a supportive environment – two or more people coming together for a single purpose. Hmm. Sounds like a book club.
I am a voracious reader, and although I love fiction I have gravitated toward nonfiction to continue to learn and grow. I have read Napoleon Hill’s book, “Think and Grow Rich” and David J. Schwartz’s “The Magic of Thinking Big” at least a half dozen times each – and I continue to find new nuggets of information I missed in a previous read. I‘m a lifelong optimist and believer in the power of positive thought, and these classics always make me realize how the key to any success is in our ability to believe in it.
Wealth guru Warren Buffett said, “I always knew I was going to be rich. I don’t think I ever doubted it for a minute.”
I read and reread these books to help me stay on track, to remind me that my ability to create my reality includes my financial life. That is my most difficult hurdle – realizing that limiting beliefs from past experiences hold me back from creating wealth. Wouldn’t it be great to have a group of people reading the same book on the principles of wealth-building? Imagine discussing one chapter at a time with like-minded friends, delving more deeply into the principles of success, and the universal law of thought?
Start with these book titles:
“Think and Grow Rich,” by Napoleon Hill
“The Magic of Thinking Big,” by David J. Schwartz
“Secrets of the Millionaire Mind,” by T. Harv Eker
“Infinite Possibilities: The Art of Living Your Dreams,” by Mike Dooley
“The Science of Getting Rich,” by Wallace Wattles
Your book club won’t go for it, you say? Go slow – suggest that April (tax month) could be designated as “money book” month. November could work well as “books on saving money” month. Just one book, shared with others, could open up so many possibilities!