Stole this from Ali Abdaal’s newsletter:
Consulting my Mental Board of Advisors always helps when I’m stuck on a decision.
The Mental Board of Advisors is a group of 3-4 people (dead or alive) who you admire, and who you know well enough to be able to ask ‘what would [Naval / The Rock / Malala] do in this position?’
My Board includes Tim Ferriss, Derek Sivers, and a few others. Asking ‘what would Tim Ferriss advise me to do in this situation’ actually solves a lot of my problems.Ali Abdaal
Since reading this, I’ve been brainstorming who belongs on my mental board of advisors. They’re mostly authors. And if I really think about it, it’s not the person that I admire, but the book itself. I don’t know anything about the authors except that they managed to write at least one good book.
I’ll see if I can narrow it down to four to keep it manageable. I like the idea, but we’ll see if it’s helpful in real life.