This past month I gave two friends unsolicited marketing advice and I ended up being completely wrong. I didn’t know their entire situation, I didn’t know what they were actually thinking, I gave advice I shouldn’t have.
When you get advice from someone, make sure you understand where they are coming from and what their intentions are. If you don’t pay for an assessment backing up an educated opinion, ensure you take the advice with a grain of salt because it’s probably not entirely true.
Reflecting on what I would have done if I were in their shoes I commend my friends for not listening to me. It reminded me of one of my favorite books, Ignore Everybody.
Sometimes you shouldn’t listen to what people say about what you’re doing, sometimes you should trust your gut and ignore everyone.