Secrets to Success

Deborah Cole Micek
and John-Paul Micek

Dare to be
a mastermind

The most successful business owners have learned that optimal results can only be achieved when they choose, adapt and apply the right success strategies for themselves.

Like water being poured into a glass conforms to the glass, these owners have learned to "pour" certain strategies into their business to fit their own and their organization's culture, personality and style. That's how their success tool kit becomes uniquely their own.

You see, the only way you can create exponential growth in your business is to go beyond the generic approaches common to most business development solutions. To put an effective tool kit together and transform your business into a powerhouse that will allow you to take full advantage of your strengths in today's marketplace, you need a fresh approach and a better system.

That system requires that you have continuous access to three important tools.

>> Tool No. 1: A firm grasp of your natural style

This means having an accurate identification and complete understanding of your own unique combination of life experiences, education, passions, behavioral/communication styles, and motivational values.

Through a specially combined package of scientific assessments, you can accurately and painlessly determine your natural style. With this tool you'll be equipped to select the best tactics from a sometimes overwhelming array of choices.

>> Tool No. 2: Unbiased support from a coach and mentor

The fact is, no matter how much studying you've done, the fastest way to achieve your greatest goals is by using YOUR System as THE System.

This means building upon your strengths, and compensating for areas that are not your strengths through proper planning and organizational structure. It means adapting proven strategies to suit your style and goals. And, it means creating a system that puts the fun back into a business that may have become just plain challenging.

It means having a professional coach who can guide you in choosing, adapting and applying success strategies in a systemized way that works for you. It's not that you can't do it on your own; it's just a question of how long you want it to take.

>> Tool No. 3: Continuous exposure to new ideas in a mastermind setting

The human mind possesses an incredible source of energy on its own. But when you link a group of minds together, you get what the original master of peak human performance Napoleon Hill identified in his book "Think and Grow Rich" as a "mastermind." A "mastermind" is a collaborative group of like-minded people that makes exponential growth easy. Just as computers linked together in a process-sharing network or batteries linked in a series exponentially multiply their individual power, the same is true with a mastermind of people. By bringing together serious achievers focusing on a singular topic, the solution generation and learning rate of each member of the group is exponentially increased.

John-Paul Micek

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John-Paul Micek is the lead business coach at RPM Success Group Inc. Reach him at or toll-free at (888) 334-8151.

Deborah Cole Micek, chief executive officer of RPM Success Group, is a business success coach and life strategist. Reach her at or toll-free at (888) 334-8151.

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