Two (or more) Heads are Better Than One

Two or more minds equal one Master Mind.
Written by Michael Corthell

How can we magnify our thoughts and create better ideas for living? With more brain power.

Two or more minds or heads are often better to solve problems or think up new ideas. The origin of this saying is found in the Bible:

''Two people are better than one.
When two people work together, they get more work done.''

Ecclesiastes 4:9

It is first recorded in John Heywood's ''A dialogue conteinyng the nomber in effect of all the prouerbes in the Englishe tongue'', in 1546:
''Some heades haue taken two headis better then one:
But ten heads without wit, I wene as good none.''
What I am writing about is the 'Master Mind Principle'. The method of claboration was used and is used by nearly every successful person. Let's look at Benjamin Franklin's version.

In 1727, Benjamin Franklin formed the Junto)pronounced: ('HUNT-toe') group as he described it, , a 'club of mutual improvement' (society) created because of Franklin’s love of sharing ideas through beneficial conversation and his eagerness to improve his world. The Master Mind group originally had 12 members and was composed of workingmen of the day who did not have a place in more the elite circles of society. The Junto was thus commonly referred to as the “Leather Apron Club.” Which was also a reference to the aprons worn by Freemasons.

Dr. Franklin describes this Master Mind group in his autobiography:

“I should have mentioned before, that, in the autumn of the preceding year, I had formed most of my ingenious acquaintance into a club of mutual improvement, which we called the Junto. We met on Friday evenings. The rules that I drew up required that every member, in his turn, should produce one or more queries on any point of Morals, Politics, or Natural Philosophy, to be discussed by the company; and once in three months produce and read an essay of his own writing, on any subject he pleased. Our debates were to be under the direction of a president, and to be conducted in the sincere spirit of inquiry after truth, without fondness for dispute, or desire of victory…”

In the 20th century the Master Mind group method was used by Henry Ford, the automobile mogul, Harvey Firestone, founder of the Firestone Tire and Rubber Company, Warren G. Harding, US President, and Thomas Edison, famed scientist and inventor who formed a group called 'The Vagabonds'. They went on camping trips to discuss and share ideas.

Also in the early 20th century Napoleon Hill popularized the master mind method is his book, 'Think and Grow Rich'.

He states in the book, ''The "Master Mind" may be defined as: "Coordination of knowledge and effort, in a spirit of harmony, between two or more people, for the attainment of a definite purpose."

Hill also tells us, ''...There are two main characteristics of the Master Mind principle, one of which is economic in nature, and the other psychic. The economic feature is obvious. Economic advantages may be created by any person who surrounds himself with the advice, counsel, and personal cooperation of a group of men who are willing to lend him wholehearted aid, in a spirit of PERFECT HARMONY. This form of cooperative alliance has been the basis of nearly every great fortune. Your understanding of this great truth may definitely determine your financial status. The psychic phase of the Master Mind principle is much more abstract, much more difficult to comprehend, because it has reference to the spiritual forces with which the human race, as a whole, is not well acquainted. You may catch a significant suggestion from this statement: "No two minds ever come together without, thereby, creating a third, invisible, intangible force which may be likened to a third mind."

It is then clear that two heads are indeed better than one and have many positive benefits. For more information to help you in your decision to join or form a master mind group, go here and watch the video presentation below.

Creating a Master Mind Group, step by step

by Pat Flynn with Chris Ducker

Whether you are in a mastermind group already or maybe you don't even know what a mastermind group is, this hour-long presentation with help you figure it all out with a ton of information you can use and take back to your group (current or future) to make sure everyone gets the most out of the time you spend together.