Advice — Proceed with Caution

We’re inundated with advice. Let’s give people the benefit of the doubt and assume it’s well meaning. Fine, ok. But well meaning or not, here’s what we need to remember — and this is a reminder for myself as well:

Advice given is more about the person giving it and less about you, who is receiving it. Look at the person’s life and how they live it — are they living in a way you admire and aspire to? If not, smile and nod. Or walk away. Whichever you prefer is fine, but but don’t take the advice.

However, if they are living in an aspirational way. In a way you would like to live as well, then they are the other 2%. The small percentage who have something to say worth hearing. Listen closely and take the pieces that feel right for you.

But above all, listen to yourself. Youuuuuuu. You don’t have to vet yourself, because you’re the badass CEO and Grand Pooh Bah of your life.

Listen to yourself. And when your whispering becomes loud enough and it’s too difficult to ignore, be in touch. I know this feeling all too well. It’s the basis of a leap and it’s only going to get louder until you do something about it.

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