Companies have boards of directors. Directors advise, counsel, lead, provide perspective, and guide. Some directors are active, others take a more passive role, but each brings experience and unique strengths to the company.
Having a mentor is OK. Have a board of directors is better.
When you have a mentor, you grow for a time period, usually in a very specific way. When you have a board, you have a variety of perspectives on various areas in your life.
A director can be someone you know already, a person you reach out to, a book, or even a blog or podcast. (For more on mentoring sources, check out Michael Hyatt’s link below.)
Here’s how I run my own board of directors:
I have directors in the areas of EHS and business (three people I know and trust), personal finance (three books and five blogs), family (two people), spiritual (two people and three podcasts), and the military (two people and two books). I consult frequently with these directors/resources on matters within their area of expertise. And I thank them regularly.
Who is on your board today? Who is there that shouldn’t be? What perspective are you lacking and where could you find it?