Advisory Committee? That’s for business owners. NO, it’s not. It’s for you too!
Whether your running your own business, working for someone, in a leadership role or looking for a new opportunity, you need your own advisory committee or someone to help guide you. You can’t and shouldn’t do it alone. Nothing great was ever accomplished by one person.
Steve Jobs started Apple with two other friends, Howard Schultz didn’t build the Starbucks brand alone and Noah didn’t build the arc by himself. So why should you?
Here are three benefits to having that ‘committee’ on your side.
1. Someone to bounce ideas of
Imagine having a committee that would be the devil’s advocate for you; asking you questions, making suggestions or giving you alternatives to think and act on. Two sets of eyes are always better than one.
2. Shorten your learning curve
What if you could tap into the experience of someone else? To avoid most of, if not all of the mistakes they made along the way. Imagine being able to benefit from the joined knowledge of those you confide in or your advisory committee? How much faster do you think you’d succeed in your business, receive that new opportunity or get promoted?
3. Build your network
When you have a relationship with another trusted friend, you also have at your fingertips access to all of their friends and contacts. This is the foundation that LinkedIn was built on.
WARNING: Choose those to be on your trusted advisory committee well.
You want to have people who genuinely care about you and what is best for your situation and growth. Be sure to find people who will tell you the truth, even when it hard for you to hear it. Wouldn’t you rather someone be honest with you and deliver bad news than just agree with you? Also, stay away from nay sayers and anyone that would be in competition with you for the same promotion, business deal or landing that client.
Having a trusted advisory board will help you move forward quicker and easier. Build one today.
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