My board of directors
My Board of Directors
Do you have a “Board of Directors”?
I know I do, but realize that I’ve been neglecting them of late. I was reunited with them in a recent conversation I had with an intuitive healer.
Your Board of Directors are your steadfast allies, there to support you, cheer you on, and remind you of your greatness.
I was reminded that my BoD includes members of my leadership tribe, we were named The Dolphins; my nine-year old survivor self; a female medical doctor whom I “adopted” and looked up to as a child; my spiritual teacher; and a friend of 30-odd years who accepts me as is, even when she’s kvetching about my funky clothes.
I finished a 10-month leadership program in 2005, and ten years later our Dolphin tribe still stays in touch. One of our first exercises, before we really knew each other, was receiving feedback from the group – What is our impact?
The feedback I got was clear and unambiguous: I am an eccentric! And in case I didn’t quite get it, they added “wacky” and “unpredictable.” As I digested all this, I came to realize that this tribe actually celebrated those qualities, and I understood that in all those years in the university, I was mostly tolerated – sometimes with good humor, other times dismissively. What a gift the Dolphins have been to me!
I will return soon to introduce other members of my Board of Directors. But for now, I want you to be calling forth your BoD. Who are those beings that inspire you? Make you feel safe? Love you unconditionally? Are there for you in the dark times? Cheer you on?
I’d love to hear from you!