How & Why We Construct a Personal Advisory Board

Construction of your personal or #career advisory board: a trend we’ve recently put a name to whose value pays immense dividends in #learning and perspective-building.

This Board consists of people doing what you do or want to do, people whose strengths are not yours and those whose experiences or achievements are ones you’d like to learn about or accomplish.

When constructing your board, think of potential new contacts and people you’ve known all your life, of colleagues past and present, and of people who are doing or hiring for the types of roles you want to do in the future.

It could be in a different industry or trade or role you’re considering. It could be people who are doing things better than you are in a certain area; learn and assimilate their process into yours.

Make contact, explain why you gravitated toward them and ask for time for guidance or advice.

Jim Rohn famously said that we are the average of the 5 people we spend the most time with.

Put a name to it, and make a concerted effort to surround yourself with people who will make you better.

#leadership#growthmindset#collaboration#teamwork#mentor#coaching

About cvheady007

I am a Christian, Husband, Dad, workaholic and author. Biography Carson Vincent Heady was born in Cape Girardeau, MO, graduated from Southeast Missouri State University and moved to St. Louis in 2001. He has served in sales and leadership across Microsoft, AT&T, Verizon and T-Mobile. Carson is best-selling author of the Birth of a Salesman series, the first book of which was published by World Audience Inc. in 2010. He released The Salesman Against the World in 2014, A Salesman Forever in 2016 and Salesman on Fire in 2020. He is also featured in Scott Ingram’s B2B Sales Mentors: 20 Stories from 20 Top 1% Sales Professionals. Carson is a 7-time CEO/President’s Club winner across 5 roles at AT&T and Microsoft and National Verizon Rockstar winner. He has been recognized as a top social seller at Microsoft and is consistently ranked in the top 25 sales gurus in the world on Rise Global. He is included among the Top 50 sales authors on LinkedIn. With over 330K social followers, Carson has also been interviewed on over 30 sales and leadership podcasts, by such luminaries as Jeffrey & Jennifer Gitomer, Jeb Blount, Brandon Bornancin, Sam Dunning, Larry Levine, Darrell Amy, Scott Ingram, Thierry van Herwijnen, Jim Brown, Sam Jacobs, Luigi Prestinenzi, Donald Kelly, Marylou Tyler, George Leith, Pat Helmer, Eric Nelson, Ron Tunick, Jeff Arthur, Mary Ann Samedi, Jean Oursler, Andre Harrell, Marlene Chism, Bill Crespo, Matt Tanguay, Josh Wheeler and Chad Bostick. He has also co-hosted the Smart Biz Show on EG Marketing Radio. His articles have appeared in several noteworthy publications such as SalesGravy, Smash! Sales, Salesopedia and the Baylor Sports Department S3 Report. Carson lives in St. Louis, MO, with his wife Amy and daughters Madison, Sidonia and Charlotte.
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