It’s an interesting thought really, to think of building a Board of Directors for your life. But when you stop and think about it, why wouldn’t you take this more seriously than building a BofD for your business. It’s your life after all. Hire and fire as needed and be willing to honestly look at whether or not your board is acting in your best interest, or theirs. (we’re all selfish bastards on some level – it’s not wrong, just good to see it.)

A board of directors (B of D) is a group of individuals that are elected as, or elected to act as, representatives of the stockholders to establish corporate management related policies and to make decisions on major company issues.

I think most people choose to surround themselves with people who cut them slack and make them feel good about all the choices they make – the good ones and the bad ones. But is that really what we want?

I often find myself asking certain friends for advice or going to them to vent when I know they won’t hold me accountable. Can you relate? It’s interesting isn’t it. We all love agreement. We shy away from anyone with an opposing view. But imagine if we were open to opposition and were more willing to ‘try on’ other ideas. Imagine ………..

Imagine if we weren’t personally offended by opposition but rather welcomed it?

See I don’t see that any of our needs would change at all, but they would be met more often. It wouldn’t be as comfortable that’s for sure, but it would be way more effective. We would be held to a higher level of accountability. We wouldn’t have the wiggle room to weasel out of what we gave our word to because it’s convenient. We would learn to swallow pills and gag less, that is, if we were willing to ask those around us for something other than agreement. If we were willing to ask those closest to us to help us stay on course for having all of our dreams come true. Because we will always try and break our word – it starts with breaking our word to ourselves (which we justify) and then the next is the breaking our commitments we make with our friends (often easier to detect and harder to justify). And it all comes down to awareness and making a new request……..it all begins right now. Choose the buddies you want to drink with, the friends that make you laugh, and then maybe re-evaluate who gives you advice on matters that matter.

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Love Cindy

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