In 2012 I read a fair bit from various authors relating to success strategies. Astonishingly, or perhaps not so astonishingly, is that I have not read much about successful individuals who have been successful entirely on their own. Most of the success stories that I’ve read about involve either working with others or modelling the behaviours of others – often both. It’s a key point that I think I have finally absorbed.
Napoleon Hill discusses this at great length in his classic, Think and Grow Rich, where specifically he talks about Mastermind groups which were used at great length by moguls like Henry Ford used to get feedback and bounce ideas off of.
Feedback is a critical component of building something great. When I first read Think and Grow Rich, I didn’t really take in that concept. But in 2012, I heard the of the same concept being used by a number of other successful people online – whether in the domains of Internet Marketing or App Development. And I’ve come across the same concept in different forms in other books – In the most recent book I read, Influencer: The Power to Change Anything, I again heard it in a number of stories of successful influence on massive scales.
Leveraging the minds of others is key to success. There is no denying this. Perhaps in rare cases, someone gets lucky, but without other people involved in your business in one form or another, success is unlikely.
And here, my forays into things like App Development is a constant struggle to make it a worthwhile venture. Is it because I take these ventures on my own and seek no external feedback? Maybe. At the very least, getting feedback and working with others – perhaps creating my own Mastermind group isn’t going to hurt.
As soon as I fully absorbed the concept of the benefits of a Mastermind group, I first smacked myself for not fully realizing it earlier (despite the plethora of times that I’ve heard it or read of it or was indeed a part of it). Then after smacking myself, I decided that I would build an online community to create a virtual Mastermind group for App Development. Thus was born, App Money Makers.
App Money Makers is a new community for app developers. The community isn’t meant to delve into coding issues or the technical aspects of app development (though there are forums for this on the site). App Money Makers is for leveraging the experience of others to assist with app ideas, monetization, marketing and learn about the great successes that are occurring in the world of app development.
The community membership is small at the moment. At the time of this writing there are only about half a dozen active members, but I hope that by the end of 2013, there will be substantially more.
For now, the community board is free to register and the first 100 registrations will be given a VIP status. This means that future aspects of the site that may be excluded to VIP members will be accessible to you!
So what are you waiting for!? Sign up to App Money Makers today and take advantage of the amazing benefits of being part of a community of like-minded people.