Personal Advisory Board: Why You Need One
Lots of companies have advisory boards. Most have these in place so they can get sound business advice from those both inside and outside their industry.
When you think about it though, when it comes to your career, it's just as important to have a personal advisory board. I have a lot of friends who come to me with career advice, but I'm not so good at giving myself advice. Often, when it comes to making career decisions, it's hard to to see the forest from the trees and when you have trusted advisors to give you perspective, help weigh your options, and make tough decisions? You can do so with confidence and certainty.
Without naming any names, I'm going to share with you my personal advisory board and how each one contributes to my success. Two caveats before I start though: I make myself available to these people when they need the same kind of advice from me AND they have all proven that they are trustworthy and genuinely have my best interest in mind when I seek advice from them. The same must be true when you are looking at your own advisory board.