Create A Dream Team

A dream team is an imaginary support team composed of role models, mentors and people or characters you admire or wish to emulate.

You can also create a real-life dream team to help you achieve your goals.

We'll look at the fantasy team first.

The concept of creating an imaginary support team is an old one, and goes by many names. While it's related to the process of finding role models or mentors, it isn't limited to actual people, either living and dead. It can encompass fictional characters from literature, film and television, cartoons and comic books, religious figures or purely imaginary creations.
  • Napoleon Hill, in The Master Keys to Riches, refers to a related concept when he suggests you furnish your study or office with photographs of mentors.

  • Barbara Sher, author of Live the Life You Love, labels her support team 'allies', referring to the Native American tradition of gathering spiritual allies as protectors during sleep.
Creating a fantasy dream team is based upon the following premise:
The subconscious mind cannot differentiate between a real event and an imagined one.
One of the most famous demonstrations of this principle is the 1980s study in which subjects who visualized performing weight-lifting exercises increased their muscle mass by a significant percentage. In another arena, subjects in hypnotic trance states will develop blisters if the hypnotist tells them he's applying a flame to their skin.

Create Your Fantasy Dream Team

We learned the following dream team process from Mark Victor Hansen's excellent book, Out of the Blue…Delight Comes Into Our Lives:

Dream Team Process 1
  1. Close your eyes and imagine yourself sitting at a large boardroom table with 12 chairs.

  2. Around the table, picture 11 people you love or admire, living or dead, famous or unknown. Take your time to choose.

    You can include your favorite movie stars, historical figures, great achievers in your industry, etc. You are limited only by your imagination.

  3. Open your eyes and write down their names. This is your dream team.

How to utilize your dream team:

  • You can call on the team members in your imagination any time you have a problem. Close your eyes and talk the problem through with them. Listen for any answers that pop into your mind as you do this.

  • You may prefer to talk to a photograph of the person or persons.

  • You can call on one, all or any combination of team members.

  • The members may be changed at any time.

  • If you wish, you can select three of your favorite mentors as your daily support team and have regular consultations with them.

  • You can choose different team members to assist with each area of your life you wish to improve. You may have one mentor for health, another for creativity, a third for finances, and so on.

Dream Team Process 2

You can do a similar exercise to create a fantasy board of directors for your company.

  1. Create a board of directors' page in your goals manual.

  2. Cut out pictures of your favorite mentors and paste them on the page.

  3. Beside each photograph, describe their best qualities or the reasons why you chose them for your team.

  4. Use the descriptions to remind yourself which particular party you need to call on for a specific problem.
Creating a dream team is an excellent way to access your unconscious problem-solving capabilities.

Additional Benefits
  1. By having a dream team you create that necessary feeling of having someone to stand by you when you're in trouble.

  2. A dream team relieves the loneliness of going after your dream without the support of your family and friends, who often don't understand your ambitions and wish you'd come to your senses and get a real job.

  3. It gives you practice in asking for help. Asking successfully is one of the shortcuts to success.

  4. It prepares you to attract a real-life support team into your life.

Create A Real Life Dream Team

Once you've trained yourself to expect help and support through creating an imaginary dream team, you may find yourself attracting real-life counterparts into your life.

Having a support team in your life is important for another reason:

You can accomplish much more with a team than you ever will alone.

dream team playing cashflow
Cashflow Club Dream Team

If you want to speed up the process, here are four ways you can create a real-life support team:

  1. Join or create a Cashflow group.
    Read the instructions for creating your own group or join an existing one. Visit the Rich Dad web site for a list of clubs around the world.

  2. To join us on the Gold Coast for our monthly Cashflow game, visit the Queensland Cashflow Club page for details.

  3. Join or create an Investment Club.
    Investment club members generally contribute a nominal sum of money (say $50-$100) that is pooled and invested by consensus according to the club's research results. These clubs are an excellent way to learn about the stock market and other paper investments with little risk and the support of a like-minded group of people. Again, you can join an existing club (check in the community announcements column of your local paper as well as the Internet) or start your own.

  4. Set up a Goals Support group.
    You can create or join a group that meets regularly (weekly, semi-monthly or monthly) to review each member's progress, brainstorm solutions to obstacles or setbacks, encourage the members' pursuit of their goals and help them maintain their motivation and momentum.

    A support group provides members with other people to whom they are accountable. This is a very powerful motivation tool.

  5. Join a Mastermind Alliance.
    In this type of group, you meet with people who function as mentors and role models. This is based on the premise that your life reflects the people you associate with. So if your goal is to become a millionaire, your Mastermind Alliance should be composed of people who are worth at least one million dollars.

  6. Start a Millionaire Challenge group.
    Robert Allen and Mark Victor Hansen outline this strategy in detail in their excellent book, The One Minute Millionaire.How it works is that a group of people pool their resources and talents to create one million dollars within a specific period of time (e.g., 3-12 months). The team members should have complementary knowledge and skills and be completely committed to the project.

  7. Start a Double Your Money group.
    This process can be done both individually and as a group project. For instructions on how to do this as an individual, read Stuart Goldsmith's report, Double Your Way to A Million.

    The group project is based on the same premise: that it takes 28 doublings to turn one cent into over one million dollars. The group members might choose to start with a $2.00 contribution per member; in this case, it will take 20 doublings to reach the one million dollar mark. The group meets monthly and brainstorms scenarios to double their pool each month.

Your Next Steps:
  1. Visit the links above if you're interested in starting your own group.

  2. Browse the Amazon web site for more books on creating a dream team.

Disclaimer: This site is purely educational and we make no claims or guarantees with regard to the information presented. Please consult a certified NLP practitioner for individual coaching in the use of NLP techniques. We strongly advise consulting a financial industry professional before embarking on a wealth creation journey.

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