When we first started Live Better, we kept throwing around the idea of creating a “health team” or board of advisors for people.
This team or board of advisors would be a group of people that could handle any health needs of our client, from medical to (business) professional, from mental health to physical health, and everything in between.
It would comprise a trainer, nutritionist, general doctor, therapist, physical therapist, mentor, etc., after learning the needs of each client. We fully realize the financial cost of building a team like this, so we started looking at ways to “bundle” those people, or find reliable filters of (free) information to guide people on their health journeys.
After all, there has never been more free, widely available information to help people get to where they want. You can use the internet to learn just about any skill imaginable, today.
So what’s the difficulty? The main catch is that humans like learning from other humans. Likewise, the nature of a coaching relationship is so successful because they have context; every situation can be individually tailored to you. That being said, long form versions of information (like podcasts) allow us to get to know someone better before deciding how much we trust their point of view and work.
Board of Advisors Categories
When we give talks we usually suggest creating three categories, one “board” for each category, including three to five people in each list:
3) Passions (Personal Interests)
An example for “Health” might be a coach or trainer, general doctor, and someone you follow online (…with a good reputation). For “Professional”, it might be your boss or mentor, an entrepreneur you admire, and someone that gives sound financial advice. Last but not least, for “Passions”, it might be a crazy friend who gets you to try new things, someone who runs the non-profit you volunteer with, and your mom.
There are no rules to this, however, we suggest having some objective AND subjective people on your list. Some should know your story but not create a conflict of interest. Others should know you and be able to deliver hard truths. Some should be objective and be outside looking in on your decisions.
A business runs like this; intimacy, objectivity, and mutually aligned long-term interest.
Check in today; who is on your “Board of Advisors?”
The “best day ever” is built on people. Surround yourself with go-getters, crazy goal setters, people who love you, people who have your back no matter what, and people who allow you to believe in yourself.