Personal Board of Directors
In order to ensure success, every company has some kind of board of directors. The board acts as a regularly meeting community of members who have expressed commitment and interest in guiding the company to success. They consult, they inspire and they help make difficult decisions.
It’s an idea that has existed for centuries. I can’t imagine that King Arthur pulled the idea of the round table out of nowhere, that something must have existed like this long before he gathered his knights.
It’s proven to work.
And while we’re not all entrepreneurs, running our business and deciding where our next investment is going to be, we are all running our own lives. Do you have a personal board of directors? Do you have a group of people who help you make decisions and chart a path towards success.
You should. And maybe you already do and don’t know it.
The trick is to make sure the people you surround yourself with, the ones whose opinion you ask for, are truly invested in your success and the best outcome for you. Because if you’re ultimately having to be the one to make, you better not be taking advice from someone who may or may not want to sabotage or experiment with you instead of see you succeed.
Think about parents, siblings, mentors, teachers, spouses, coworkers, neighbors and friends. Collect your personal board of directors. Keep it small and keep it to loyal people. And then call your first session.