In the business world, organizations are required to have an official board of directors to provide direction and direct business strategy.
And individuals can create an informal board of directors to get advice and feedback on challenging life situations, too!
For many years I’ve considered my family and best girlfriends to be my sounding boards and unofficial board of directors. They’ve been there to help me through child rearing, divorce, medical issues, layoffs, man problems, empty nest, job stress and more.
This sisterhood of smart, kind, understanding women has accumulated a wealth of knowledge and experience. And each person has a different point of view on a particular situation. Why not tap into it?
You’re not forced to take anybody’s advice — but if it’s good, why not use it?
We don’t meet in a formal boardroom with a long mahogany table, but I tell them what’s going on and what I’m thinking of doing, then listen to what they have to say.
They’ve talked me out of doing some incredibly stupid things, and they’ve made outstanding suggestions that resulted in better decisions than I would’ve ever made on my own.
Don’t be shy and go through hard times alone; make a list of the people you like and respect the most and set up your own personal board of directors today! And when your “board members” have trials and tribulations, you can be there for them, too — with a listening ear, an open heart and your best ideas.
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Good idea in concept – but I think we are lucky to find one good friend to be there when times are tough. I don’t mean to sound like Debbie-Downer but as per my post Data Bombing – most folks just want you to you listen and when it’s your turn – well, that’s another story lol.
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