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Guide For Taking Advise

by | June 29, 2022

Whenever you do in life there seem to be critics everywhere. Friends and family are the worse critics in the world of what you are doing. They have an opinion of how they would do what you are doing because in their mind they can do it better! Start going public from writing to speaking to sharing your point of view, critics will find you. When should you listen to them and when should you ignore them?

In his book “Limitless“, author Jim Kwik makes it really simple:

“Don’t take criticism from someone you wouldn’t take advice from.”

There are a lot of people in this world that I have a great deal of respect for. If they offer me advice or criticism, I’m going to listen.

On the other hand, if I hear from someone that has neither the credentials nor relationship to have earned that respect, I’m less likely to heed what they have to say. I’d be foolish to ignore them completely (maybe they’re pointing out an obvious flaw, like a typo), but generally, I don’t worry about their opinion.

Either way, if you need to offer a bit of criticism, take the time to wrap it in a bit of kindness to help the recipient have the best chance of appreciating what you have to say.


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