It’s so easy to take advice from just anyone, especially if it’s someone you know and trust like a family member or friend. But as the old saying goes,
“You can’t take advice from those who don’t have it”.
When it comes to personal goals and ambitions, it’s important to make sure you’re getting counsel from someone who has the expertise and experience to help you reach your goals.
In this blog post, we'll explore why it's important to be selective about whose advice you take, and how to go about finding the right person to give you the advice you need.
Here are the steps and questions to ask to evaluate who you’re getting advice from and what their qualifications are:
- Are they qualified to give advice on the topic you’re asking about?
- Do they have experience in the area you’re looking for guidance?
- Have they achieved the same goals that you’re striving for?
If the answer to these questions is no, then it’s likely not the best idea to take their advice.
Once you’ve identified the right person to receive counsel from, it’s important to be clear about what you’re looking for.
Ask for specific advice and be open to different opinions. Having a clear understanding of what you’re looking for will help you get the most out of your conversations and ensure that you get the best advice possible.
Finally, it’s important to take the advice you get with a grain of salt. Evaluate it, think through it and consider how it will impact you or your business before you decide to act on it. It’s also important to remember that even the best advice may not work for you, so be willing to try different strategies and approaches to reach your goal.
At the end of the day, it’s important to take advice from the right people who can help you reach your goals. Be selective and thoughtful when it comes to whose advice you take, and you’ll be sure to find the success you’re looking for.