The Power Circle: The 3 Key Elements to an Effective Mastermind Group

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Pictured: (From left to right) Wale, Meek Mill, Rick Ross.

By: Kyle Colley

The power circle is a term that came to my attention while listening to Maybach Music Group’s album Self Made Vol. 2 in 2012, and has since become the standard by which I choose my friend group.

This idea of a group of trusted advisors has spawned from many text such as the Bible in Proverbs 11:14 where it is written as such, “Where no counsel is, the people fall: but in the multitude of counsellors there is safety,” as well as in Think and Grow Rich by Napoleon Hill when he says, “Deliberately seek the company of the people who influence you to think and act on building the life you desire.”

If your friend group consist of these three key elements then you are on the way to starting something great.


1)  Cohesiveness

How close are you and your circle? By this I do not mean you see eye to eye on everything, but rather how accountable are you for one another? A strong power circle has to have a strong element of togetherness and if one member is falling behind, the circle suffers as a result.

Wale alluded to this in the song “Power Circle” when he said, “We don’t deal with weak squares in this power circle,” the fact that you are friends means that it is essential that you raise the standards of one another.

The standards in your circle have to be so high, that the satisfactory of only you accomplishing your goals feels unfulfilling. Always remember that Together Everyone Achieves More!

2) Ambition

A commanding mastermind group is overtly ambitious. Passion at any given time, could radiant and a magnetic energy should flow from mere presence. Just for a minute, think of some of the most historical power circles, names such as the Rat Pack, the Big Six, the Knights of the Round Table or even the Temptations; Ambitions is at the forefront of all achievement.

One’s ambition can not be a facade, and once you and your group are aware of this, you will stop favoring outlets that can change the course of your trajectory.

“ Ambition is priceless; That’s something that’s in your veins and I doubt that ever changes” – Rick Ross

3) Desire

Without a desired aim, your drive is directionless. Ambition is fueled by desire, and it is up to your mastermind group to determine what you all want to get accomplished. As you chase your desire and achieve temporary successes along the way, you increase your dopamine receptors that help you stay and become more ambitious.

As a group reward yourselves and celebrate short-term successes from time to time so you can be more motivated to continue to reach your desires.

“ Few things amplify our long-term motivation more than a positive social environment ” – Brendon Burchard

Editor’s Proverb: Shaq had Kobe, Michael Jordan had Scottie Pippen, Paul McCartney had John Lennon and Rakim had Eric-B. Figure out with whom you will have in your power circle and…BE GREAT!

Kyle Colley is a sophomore political science major from Denver, Colorado who attends Morehouse College in Atlanta, Georgia. 

Editors: Kristopher Colley II and Janet Colley

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