Ever since I started to write, my goal has been to provide helpful articles.
A word of council.
Of course, many people have this sentiment as well. It’s why we have hundreds of articles on how to make fall-off-the-bone chicken, or how to build a bench on your deck.
While every person has their own way of sharing advice and suggesting it, it got me thinking how giving and receiving advice changes how we do business.
I can imagine quite a lot actually.
I recall the multitude of articles talking about famous entrepreneur’s terrible pieces of advice they received.
They went against them and they became successful.
There’s also the flip side too.
Some of the greatest minds and entrepreneurs or even regular people surmounted great problems. All because of a perfectly timed meet-up with a friend or a mentor who dropped some sick words.
Advice Makes Or Breaks Us
With this in mind, I believe that advice makes or breaks us and those around us as well.
Think about it.
The quality of the advice that we give out, whether it’s in the form of “you should” or “hey this might work for you too” can determine a lot in our lives.
How we deliver, but also the quality of the advice too can tell others where our motivations lay.
Whether we care more about lining our pockets or if we genuinely want to help other people with our voice.
I think this is what separates those who struggle to get by and the champions.
The people who will eventually make it are the people who give the most, even in their own words.
This isn’t to say that the advice is a guaranteed success. You have to keep in mind of the context in which the advice is given to you. Furthermore how you apply the advice in your life.
Those who have made it before us are in different circumstances and think drastically different. Sure there are common areas, but it’s not always exact.
Every Piece Of Advice Has It’s Place
I think that every piece of advice has it’s own appropriate place. Whether it’s a terrible piece used to further your own convictions and motivations, or something actually helpful.
I don’t think that each piece of advice is inherently useless in that sense. Even the worse piece of advice can spur you forward.
I know for myself when people told me to get a “proper job” I felt more determined to make this work. I still do.
All the same, I’ve been able to grow my business every step of the way thanks to everything that I’m reading, but also what I’m giving out.
It allows me time to reflect and look at the times that I did apply that advice.
It got me to look at the practicality of it and whether it’s something worth handing out.
Every piece of advice has it’s purpose and it’s vital for us to figure out when it’s most appropriate to receive it, apply it, and to give it out. How we do those things moulds and shapes the business we we want in a variety of ways. It’s based on our intentions and what we do to our business that makes an impact when advice is given.
So what kind of advice giver and receive are you like I wonder? And how will it affect your business? Time will only tell.
To your growth!
Eric S Burdon
Yesterday was the first day in a long time that I finished every task on my list. It was a proud moment for me and it was also proof that I could get a lot of work done over the course of the day. What really uplifted my spirits was finishing half of my workload in a matter of hours.
It was a pretty focused-filled day and I’m proud of this achievement.
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