Would you take advice from a morbidly obese dietician?
No judgment on body shape here. My question is this: Where do you get and trust your advice from?
Everyone likes to put their two cents in, often whether you have asked for it or not. Hang around with someone for long enough, and they’ll be giving you advice. I think it’s one of the places the quote “you are the average of the five people you spend the most time with” comes from.
I find it hard to take advice from someone who seems to be a walking contradiction. The title above? That was only to get your attention.
A word of warning: To achieve those all-important goals this year, you need to start to be very selective about where you get your advice from.
Most of us get financial advice from people who are struggling, have lowered their standards, plan their future aspirations on whether they’ll win the lotto or not or who have given up on making plans for how they’ll earn big $.
We get relationship advice from people who are unhappy, or divorcing or are single.
You have to look beyond Instagram, friends, family, those close by, dumb advice, blogs, get-rich articles, cute quotes, and silly sayings. Look beyond the noise and confusion and find this—
Those who have done it before.
Those who have the result you want.
Ideally, those who have done it repeatedly.
Those who have a strategic roadmap, which you can measure, to get you there, or
Experiment! Explore and generate new results if you’re the kind of person who is charting their own path and has no desire to step in someone else's footsteps.
Avoid the sales funnel that draws you in with 1–2 people making their millions off it, and work with someone who will be in your corner daily. You’re 65% more likely to get your result with accountability and 95% more likely to get your result when you have ongoing accountability.
So, where will you get your next lot of trusted advice from?
(The answer will be specific and bespoke that only you can choose, based on your outcomes and goals).