Business advice comes cheap. And, it’s usually wrong. Ya know why?
We ask the wrong people because we are subconsciously seeking approval instead of advice.
You want to pursue your business dream:
This entails quitting that 9-5 job and taking a big ol’ leap of faith. “I’m FINALLY going after my dreams!” you exclaim to your loved ones, expecting approval, that you rightfully should get. But, your father who worked 20 years at a job he hated to put you through school can’t see past the fear. Your friend who has chosen the comfort of a paycheck doesn’t get why you’d give up girl’s night to struggle in uncertainty. You ask your colleague, who just might be jealous.
Here, have some truth: You are “approved” as a person.
Every choice you make in life does not have to be made with the filter of other’s opinions. In fact, you should experience the life learnings of choosing “unapproved” routes.
As humans, we get advice and approval frequently mixed up. If you want business advice, seek someone who has done what you want to do. If you want approval, look in the mirror. (^^,) Really, approve your own decisions and get on about the business of true counsel in the areas that will help you succeed.
So, this is short and sweet and a little “in your face”:
But, if you haven’t learned self-love, you’re not ready for business advice. Make sure you have lined up the coaches who can really help you in critical areas. You’ll thank me when you’ve actually achieved your goals in lieu of seeking approval.