I hate committees... In every organization I've been in they've been the 12-headed, one-eyed swamp monster that pulled all the life, all the energy in the organization down into the fog covered, green ooze of their ghoulish lair.
But for one...
There is one committee (and only one) that I would never go into the battle of business without.
You see, in this one committee...in this one group of minds...there lies a power that can, if you use it properly, propel your business farther and faster than even you believed was possible.
What's the secret of this "special" committee?
Well, it's in the 12-heads that frighten most...and the one all seeing, probing eye.
Napoleon Hill first introduced me to this special committee in 1999 when I read "Think and Grow Rich" for the first time.
A few years later I got the rare opportunity...the invitation, to join this special committee.
That single invitation was worth $60k to me personally...over and above the money I was already making.
How could that be possible?
A simple invitation...worth $60K?
But there's power in this special committee...
The power of the master mind.
The old adage "two heads are better than one" is true...and 12 heads, when they are focused on a single purpose...by a leader with vision, are better than two.
In fact, they may be the most powerful force on the planet.
This special committee...this "master mind" that I credit with much of my success is a group of CEO's, organized into a "committee" by a Chairman.
Together we worked in a focused way...
To help each other overcome threats to our businesses
And capitalize on opportunities.
If you had the collective minds and experience of 12 seasoned, savvy and successful CEO's helping you every month...
What might you accomplish?
Now let me tell you how to put a 12 headed, one-eyed monster in your corner...
Become a member of Vistage International. Vistage operates master mind groups of non-competing CEOs all over the world.
You'll be among peers in a completely confidential environment.
As a CEO and business owner, you and I both know that it's a very lonely job...
You have issues and decisions to make in the business that you can't discuss with your staff, you can't discuss with your spouse...
...and your dog doesn't want to hear.
You need to be around a group of like-minded, successful business owners who can help you tackle your toughest issues...
Instead of struggling alone.
You can find a Vistage group in your area at Vistage.com.
P.S. If you're in Southeast Florida a new group is forming, led by my friend and mentor Les Deck. Les is a bona-fide visionary, and chaired my "special committee" when I lived in that area.
P.P.S. If you're anywhere in Northwest Florida (Tallahassee to Pensacola), South Alabama or Southwest Georgia you'll absolutely want to talk to David Loveless.
David and the members of my "special committee" in Tallahassee helped me tackle the single biggest business challenge I've ever faced.
If you're in one of those areas...get an invitation from Les or David to visit a group. If you'd like a personal introduction, hit reply to this email...and I'll make sure you get connected.