Advice is everywhere. Sometimes it’s not warranted, and it goes in one ear and out the other. Other times, the advice is so impactful or motivating that it sticks with us for years. Whatever the case may be, we can all learn from each other in some capacity.
Here’s some tidbits of advice that have recently had an impact on me:
In Jeff Olson’s book, The Slight Edge: Turning Simple Decisions into Massive Success, he stresses the idea that all choices are steps, no matter how minute they might seem. Whether it be not pushing the “snooze” button in the mornings or choosing to take the stairs instead of the elevator – all of our decisions have an impact on us.
I recently heard this quote from Chris Record in a marketing webinar. While it does apply to being well-prepared in the workplace, it can apply to pretty much any aspect of your life. In other words, if you fail to prepare, you prepare to fail.
I know I’m guilty of this one. Have you ever asked God for something, but weren’t willing to do any of the work yourself? You have to be willing to accept God’s plan for your life, and the work and movements that it entails.
One of my New Year resolutions is to read more this year. I’m currently reading Nicole Lapin’s Rich Bitch: A Simple 12-Step Plan for Getting Your Financial Life Together…Finally. This quote comes from Chapter 3, where Nicole talks about “Your New LBD,” or Little Budget Diary. It struck me because I have been doing this a lot lately – justifying purchases, gifting habits, or “needing” something just because that is the way I’ve always done it. You’re predisposed to doing what you know in other areas of your life, too – and it’s good to be aware of that.
Mike Koenigs, best-selling author and self-proclaimed “serial entrepreneur,” has a point. If a person is successful, wouldn’t you want to know what resources they use for inspiration and growth? Recommendations from successful people can be great, but reading what they read can be even better.