Well, its been almost a month since my last round of meetings with my Board of Advisors. I did accomplish all of the goals that were expected of me. And I have scheduled another round of meetings for this month. These should take place early next week.
I was pleasantly surprised today when I logged on Yahoo.com. One of the stories posted was titled “8-Ways to Enhance your Career“. The article was from the Wall Street Journal and the first way believe it or not was to “Create a Board of Advisors”. The article went on to say “Find two or three people you admire, and take each one to lunch a few times this year, says Dale Winston, chief executive of recruiting firm Battalia Winston International. Look to your advisers for counsel, feedback on your career progress and introductions to new people or ideas. The ideal board will include someone at work who understands your company better than you do, someone within your industry who has a broad sense of what’s happening in the field, and a third person who understands what you want from life.”
Well I guess there goes that patent idea. But its nice to see some indirect approval of the method I laid out for myself. It would appear I’ve started off on the right path, (at least according to Mr. Winston). I am sure you’ve been wondering who my Board of Advisors are? Well they all agreed to be put on my blog, so click on Board of Advisors above. It would also appear from reading the article that I owe my advisors lunch, something I will gladly rectify the next time I see each one.
Here were my goals to complete before the next meeting:
- Sign up for a class that I will demonstrate quantative skill
- Sign up for Toast Masters
- Begin volunteering
- Research into a comedy or improv class
I’ll post more on each goal after meeting with my advisors.