Where there is no guidance the people fall, But in abundance of counselors there is victory.” – Proverbs 11:14 (NASB)
The President of The United States has them.
Successful entrepreneurs and CEOs of Fortune 500 companies have them.
Nonprofit founders and pastors have them.
I’m talking about a personal board of advisors.
In business and in life, having your own personal board of advisors is essential in making wise decisions and navigating life successfully. Why? Because your personal board of advisors know you well, they aren’t biased in your decision making (like you may be), can offer honest and valuable insight (from a perspective you may not have seen), and can share wisdom with you from their own depth of experience.
Who are 3-5 people in your life who you trust, admire, respect, consider to be wise, and are successful as human beings? (Think of people who are successful in their personal life, their faith, their marriage, and their families – as well as people who are successful in a field of work you aspire to.)
Write down their names and memorize the list. Keep these relationships strong by making frequent conversation and contact each month. Take them out to coffee or buy them dinner, and build strong relationships with them. And reach out to these people – your personal board of advisors – when you’re contemplating a big life or business decision.
It will help you make wise decisions and navigate life (and business) successfully.