Do you have a “Personal Advisory Board of Directors?
I’m not talking about a staunch group of stiff-shirts who have full authority over your every move and/or decision . . .
I’m talking about a group of people you know and trust, all of whom you KNOW will ALWAYS tell you the truth.
These are the people in your life who will pause their lives to spend some time listening when you need advice . . . and will respond with candid, provocative questions.
I’d venture to say that most people do not have an “official Personal Board of Directors” . . . until they faced with an issue or opportunity that’s larger than self.
Who ya gonna call to help you navigate unfamiliar terrain when you encounter it?
You already know these folks . . . and the only reason they are not on your personal board is . . . you haven’t ASKED them – YET.
I promise that if you ask, they will agree to participate.
Meet each of these folks monthly for Coffee or Lunch for a good old fashioned brain picking session and concentrate on giving more than you take (no freebies here).
The best part about this idea?
You don’t really have to call them a “Director on your Board” . . .
It’s just “coffee with a friend!”
PS – I’m reading Joe Calloway‘s book “1ndispensable – How to Become the Company That Your Customers Can’t Live Without” – I’ve only made it to Page 8 and can see that it nicely enhances this notion of surrounding yourself with the right people . . . Those who are the best at what they do and are indispensable to their clients . . . When it comes to Residential Real Estate Matters, Pareto Realty is poised and ready to have that cup of coffee with you 🙂