Have you ever wondered why the head of a company is paid so much more than for example, specialists in the company such as an engineer? Is it because he knows every job in the company?
No I don’t think so. He may have a general idea about what is going on in every department but that usually is it.
I believe it is because he knows or is supposed to know how to lead, organize, manage and bring together, different units to efficiently function as one. I call such a person a mastermind and I believe that anyone can become one.
As a mastermind you don’t need to know everything about a company or an area of business you wish to venture in. A little bit is helpful but not necessary.
People think to become spectacularly successful you need to be highly educated or a genius. I will show you in this short article that you don’t need either to become successful beyond your wildest dreams in any area you may choose.
Let me give you a real-life example of someone who didn’t know everything yet achieved a lot in many different areas. I’m sure you’ve heard of British billionaire Sir Richard Branson. One of the first ventures that Branson got involved in was the music industry. Was he a musician? No! Did he know how the music industry worked? No! He didn’t know much about the music industry except that there was a lot of money to be made.
Branson started Virgin Records and made a lot of money in a short time. Next he launched an airline called Virgin Atlantic. Following this Branson launched a number of other ventures including a soft drink, Virgin Cola, as well as Fitness clubs. Did Branson know a lot about these industries he got involved in? The answer is again no!
So, as the example of Sir Richard Branson clearly illustrates, you can venture into virtually any industry and make a success of it without knowing too much about it. All you need is the ability to identify needs and to capitalize on them coupled with a fervent desire to succeed.
How is this possible you may ask? Let me tell you how and why this is possible! There are and always will be people with skills and qualifications who will need someone to provide them with a job. As a mastermind you can become that someone.
We all know what happened after September 11, then airlines and other firms started to downsize. Thousands and thousands of highly qualified people were laid off to roam the streets looking for jobs. Thousands more left colleges and joined the thousands already on the streets hoping to find a job.
Those who are already masterminds capitalized on this opportunity and if you were one, you could too.
Here’s what you need to do in order to become a mastermind:
– First you need to identify a need in the marketplace or elsewhere,
– Set-up the framework to capitalize on that need (company)
– Find the people with the skills (victims of downsizing, college graduates)
– Trigger the demand by advertising your service/product
– Supply the resulting demand
In the end you create a win-win situation for all. As a mastermind you identify a need and exploit the skills of these highly qualified individuals. They in turn get a job, which they didn’t have and for which they and their families will be eternally grateful to you. Do you want to become a mastermind?
Then go and become it!