Advice. It’s everywhere. Every time I switch on my computer, open my email, look at Facebook, google search something. On the TV, on the radio and in the paper. Podcasts, Bloggers, Journalists, Guru’s.
Everyone has something to say, everyone is an expert.
It doesn’t matter what topic you research you’re going to find 50 different experts all telling you how to do it. It’s hard to sort the facts from the sales pitch. Which guru is right? Who do you believe?
And frankly, I’m over it. I’m sick to death of being told what to do, how to do it, and why it’s the best thing I ever did and it’s going to change my life.
Call me jaded. Information overloaded. Overwhelmed.
Unsolicited advice on everything from what I should eat, how to raise my children, which clothes are most flattering, how to build my email marketing list, what I should be doing in the bedroom and when to exercise for most health benefits. Business advice, relationship advice, health advice, wealth advice.
I remember when I first got pregnant. Every man and his dog had something to say. Some little tidbit, words of wisdom. Any questions I might have had had a hundred different answers depending on who I talked to. Have the baby and it gets worst. People get judgey. Their way is the right way and heaven forbid you don’t take heed.
It’s the same with business. The guru’s and wizards, the people who have done it before. They all have advice, or a trick, or a secret. And they’ll tell you for a price. A business model that took them from zero to their first million in sixty days. An advertising method, a best selling book, a webinar, a course, a blog. Hell, if you’re so successful why do you need to keep on selling your e-book marketing course? Your SEO advice? Your Facebook advertising webinar? You want to help me? Really?
Look, I’m not saying there’s not good stuff out there. There is. There are good people, who really do want to help you. Who know their stuff and are willing to share. But don’t forget they are also trying to make a living. Be it a basic ‘feed your family’ type income or the magic million dollar sales. I’m no different, I need to eat too. I like to think I can help people and maybe I can. Maybe I can’t. That’s not for me to decide.
The thing is, it’s up to you. You need to follow your own path, weed out the good stuff from the bad. Find the nuggets of wisdom and the people you can trust. Find your crowd. Because when you do it all becomes a whole lot easier. Trust your instincts and listen to your gut. If something doesn’t seem quite right then pass it by. Move onto the next thing. And when you find the thing that resonates then that’s the one you go with.
You can take a bit from here and a bit from there. Listen to it all but only take on board the stuff that’s right for you. Be true to yourself and what feels right and you can’t really go wrong.
Do you want my advice?
Follow your own path. Make your own destiny.
Listen to your numbers, read their story and watch your business Bloom!