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#588171 - 03/02/10 03:34 AM Who is On your Personal Board of Directors?  
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We were talking about this in another thread - the idea of building a personal board of directors to coach and guide and help you out. Your cheerleading squad!

Who is on your board of directors? They can even be famous authors who "coach" you via their books!


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#588208 - 03/02/10 07:26 AM Re: Who is On your Personal Board of Directors? [Re: Lisa LowCarb / VideoGames]  
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My mother in law is always supportive, whereas my mom and hubby are often critical. I prefer total acceptance ( I am my own harshest critic, believe me) and therefore adore my MIL. So she's on it.

The Dalai Lama.

FlyLady is on my board.

A year or two ago I would have had Suze Orman on it, but she's lost me too much money, so she now gets the boot.

I have a nice group of friends who are on it - some of them are even editors here at BellaOnline! :-)

Some of my teachers from college.

Let me think about this some more. There are some people on Facebook and Twitter who would also count.

What a neat idea.


#589731 - 03/09/10 01:23 AM Re: Who is On your Personal Board of Directors? [Re: Jilly]  
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You can make a cardboard poster, or a virtual desktop poster, with your board of directors photos, so that you can really think about them helping you!

Then, when you have a question, you can sit in a quiet spot and imagine you were presenting the idea to them. Often just the act of laying out a scenario in an ordered way like that can help you realize solutions!

I wonder who would be on my imaginary board. I would want to have people who promoted peace and helping others, like the Dalai Lama and Jesus and Buddha. I would want JRR Tolkien because he created an intricate world where people banded together and found solutions. Plus he would be fun to talk with smile Katharine Hepburn, because she has a stick-with-it personality to overcome obstacles. Jane Austen because she sees into peoples' personalities and finds gentle acceptance of them.


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#589750 - 03/09/10 02:19 AM Re: Who is On your Personal Board of Directors? [Re: Lisa LowCarb / VideoGames]  
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Great, yes Buddha and Jesus also, and Tolkien. I think also Jefferson and Edison and Einstein. Can I have Jean-Luc Picard? Gandalf and Valentine Michael Smith from Stranger in a Strange Land.

Also my dog Frodo. He's the best listener and loves me more than anyone on the planet.

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#589757 - 03/09/10 03:03 AM Re: Who is On your Personal Board of Directors? [Re: Jilly]  
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I love Stranger in a Strange Land. Almost checked it out of the library a few weeks ago to re-read because who knows where my copy went. Lost to the 80's I suppose.


#589908 - 03/09/10 08:55 PM Re: Who is On your Personal Board of Directors? [Re: BellaDeb]  
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Deb - you could get the audio book version and listen to it while you walk!

Jilly - of course you can have Jean-Luc Picard! He's a great idea! Gandalf would blow cool smoke rings for you smile


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#596329 - 04/18/10 11:05 PM Re: Who is On your Personal Board of Directors? [Re: Lisa LowCarb / VideoGames]  
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Excellent topic. Years ago, I read a More magazine article about assembling a personal board of directors. I'm sure my board back then looked different than the one I have now.

Back then I would have probably listed scholars, historians and feminist thinkers. But right now I'd list people like Martin Seligman author of Authentic Happiness. Ekhert Tolle. Lena Nozizwe, author of Starring in Your Own life...and so on. All people who can guide me toward achieving my goals!

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#598821 - 05/06/10 07:21 AM Re: Who is On your Personal Board of Directors? [Re: leahmullen]  
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I might want Lance Armstrong also. And Ghandi.

Weirdly, I might even want House on my board. he's at least never boring. smile Wilson too.

And Giles, the Watcher, from Buffy.

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#609196 - 07/04/10 06:54 AM Re: Who is On your Personal Board of Directors? [Re: Jilly]  
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House would come up with the off-the-wall ideas that would save you! That sounds great!

You could make a vision board with them all on it, to hang in a spot in your yoga room. That way if you felt stressed, you could go stand in front of it and ask them "What should I do?"


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#609349 - 07/05/10 03:23 AM Re: Who is On your Personal Board of Directors? [Re: Lisa LowCarb / VideoGames]  
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OOOOh! LOVE IT. That is a fantastic idea. I even have a magazine page with House in it. Just have to find everyone else...

#610793 - 07/15/10 12:33 AM Re: Who is On your Personal Board of Directors? [Re: Jilly]  
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awwww, Captain Picard of the Enterprise... AWESOME choice

#610794 - 07/15/10 12:36 AM Re: Who is On your Personal Board of Directors? [Re: Jilly]  
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do these board members actually, virtually... get to VOTE on how I run my life??? eeeps... this is a verrrry tricky decision listing

#612748 - 07/27/10 02:05 AM Re: Who is On your Personal Board of Directors? [Re: Capriccia]  
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^^^^Capriccia, remember it's your board of directors you can always replace someone who is not working out. LOL.


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#619582 - 08/21/10 10:04 PM Re: Who is On your Personal Board of Directors? [Re: leahmullen]  
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Your Board of Directors only gives you suggestions - you always get the final say on whether you listen to them or not smile



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#782328 - 09/12/12 11:23 PM Re: Who is On your Personal Board of Directors? [Re: Lisa LowCarb / VideoGames]  
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Here's the new thread where we show samples of what a Board of Directors listing could look like!

Template for Board of Directors Listing


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#784891 - 09/28/12 12:05 AM Re: Who is On your Personal Board of Directors? [Re: Lisa LowCarb / VideoGames]  
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My board is this: Budha Isus Brad Pitt Angelina Jolie Ford Napoleon Hill Dale Carnegie

#787237 - 10/10/12 10:43 PM Re: Who is On your Personal Board of Directors? [Re: Lisa LowCarb / VideoGames]  
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Those are some great board members, Pantofi!

I'm thinking I'll set my desktop up to rotate through a series of images, including my priority chart and my board of directors photo. That way I'm regularly reminded by it. The rotation will also help that I don't get "burned out" on an image by seeing it too much.


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#787303 - 10/11/12 01:37 AM Re: Who is On your Personal Board of Directors? [Re: Lisa LowCarb / VideoGames]  
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I like that desktop rotation idea. Each one can be a quick meditative reminder.

Interesting how Aragorn is on your board, while Gandalf is on mine. smile

#787312 - 10/11/12 01:53 AM Re: Who is On your Personal Board of Directors? [Re: Lisa LowCarb / VideoGames]  
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I love LOTR and Star Trek. Absolutely, there are heroes to be found among their characters! My LOTR hero is Sam. The ordinary friend who rises to extraordinary heights of courage and strength with love and devotion. As for StarTrek, I just adore Data. It is his intelligence and curiosity in the quest for understanding humans that I appeals to me. I, too, am curious in understanding people.

Interesting that a lot of Lisa's inclusions are warriors and peacemakers. A yin yang balance. Opposites. The divine dichotomy that exists in all of us.

I have to give this idea a lot of thought. My initial instincts is to include my "go-to" heroes: Abraham Lincoln, Jesus Christ, Ghandi, Mother Teresa, Deepak Chopra, Abraham-Hicks, Albert Einstein, Ralph Waldo Emerson, and my family (husband, kids, mother, sister).

I value integrity, honesty, service to others, unconditional love, joy, kindness, goodness, truth, spirituality, creativity, humility, curiosity and growth!

But I think there are more. I definitely would include Lisa (integrity, altruism in action) and Jilly (intelligence, directness, honesty, perseverance with challenges). Jilly, you inspire me to carry on.


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#794301 - 11/27/12 09:18 AM Re: Who is On your Personal Board of Directors? [Re: Lisa LowCarb / VideoGames]  
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You are very sweet, Lori!

You can include whoever you want on the board, and you can make it as large or as small as you wish smile That way you can call on whoever seems best suited to help you with a given issue!

It's interesting, for example, I'm not sure anyone on my board represents "joy". But that is so important in life. Maybe I need someone to remind me to pay attention to it smile.


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