By Craig Kitch
I have a personal board of directors and you should too. Now, someone just said to themselves: Yeah right. I cannot afford that! But you actually can. I got this idea 10 years ago from motivational speaker Andy Andrews and I can attest to the fact that it works.
There are two rules I go by when choosing members for my Board of Directors.
1. They must be more successful that I am in some area of life (either business or personal).
2. They absolutely cannot know that they are on my Board of Directors. That way, if they do not perform like I expected, they can be replaced with no hard feelings.
There have been a lot of people walk the road ahead of you and some have been quite successful. I believe success leaves signs and those can be found in others who have succeeded.
Your Board Members do not necessarily need to be in your chosen field, however I would always have at least one of those. My personal Board Members are people from my profession, some financial advisors and one who has a very strong marriage (sometimes I need him the most).
Two heads are better than one, and six heads are better that two. There is a scripture in Proverbs that says …….”a person who listens to advise is wise.” By running a problem past half a dozen people who care about you and who have already walked that road, you will be able to make sound decisions that will put you on the path to success, whatever that looks like for you.
Just try me on this. Before the end of the week, pick out a few advisors and start having conversations with them. Heed their advice and see what happens. It will be one of the best decisions you have ever made.
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Source: Craig’s Blog