When I was thinking about this, I thought, wow, this sounds like a Tim Ferriss question. Sweet. Turns out, it's a
Nevertheless, I think it's worth exploring.
Companies have boards for a bunch of reasons, but two prominent reasons I can name are (1) the founders don't know everything and (2) founders can get tunnel vision.
And so it goes with our lives. We're all just making all of it up, right? We make up rules for ourselves based upon our experiences and desires and sometimes we don't even follow our own invented rules. Why not look to others for some assistance?
My first three
My first three in are admittedly all white men. The reason for this is that I understand that part of their experience; I don't have to understand where they came from to understand where they got to.
All three were creatives who synthesized ideas, followed their curiosities and created lasting work.
My next two
This is where I start to bring in some diversity; getting people of different backgrounds is important, I think.
Who would you want offering you direction on how to steer your life toward more greatness?