What Successful People Know about Advice

 

What Successful People Know about Advice

Advice is an opinion or recommendation offered as a guide to action, conduct (Wikipedia).  The very word advice can make some people’s hackles rise.  The idea of someone telling them what to do creates resistance and they convince themselves that they know their own business best.  They are right to a certain extent, but advice is not meant to be taken as the absolute solution to any problem,  Advice from the right person or source  can give you insight and ideas to come to your own conclusion that fits your individual circumstances.

       What Successful People Know about Advice

Listening to the wrong advice can create more problems than it solves.  That’s why successful people are very discerning about who they choose as an adviser.  Is the adviser qualified to advise?  Have they had previous experience and have they any proof (e.g.  testimonials) that their advice has been valuable in the past?  There’s not much point in getting advice on marketing from someone who is not a successful marketer.

Company’s provide their salemen with top of the range cars because they know that driving around in a”banger” doesn’t fit the image of success.  Do you check out your advisers or just take it for granted that they know what they are talking about?  Is your financial adviser a wealthy person or a gambler?  You may not know the answer to that question until it’s too late and you find out that their advice was flawed.

 

What Successful People Know about Advice

So what do successful people do to make sure that they are getting the right advice.  First of all they are prepared to pay the price for advice from the right sources.  They do some research themselves and ask around before they choose.  Once they have made their choice they weigh up the advice they have been given and make sure that it is going to help them before they act on it.

Often all an adviser needs to do is point out the facts, the pros and cons, the possible repercussion and then leave the final decision with their client.

One piece of advice that I would offer is that you need to be extra careful when taking advice from people who may have more than your best interests in mind whether consciously or subconsciously.  Always choose an adviser who does not have their own axe to grind.

 

What Successful People Know about Advice

The best thing about successful people and advice is that some of them decide to share their success with us by giving us their advice on how to start a business and grow it until it thrives like theirs do.  You can find people like this more easily than you probably imagine.  It won’t cost you an arm and a leg infact you can even get great advice and a lot more for zero cost.

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