Today I want to talk a little bit about seeking counsel. Now this may seem like a straightforward topic, but it’s not. Many people seek counsel from people who are not qualified to give them advice. For instance, if you want to seek relationship advice then why would you ask someone who’s been divorced three or four times? Would it not make sense to ask someone who has a strong healthy relationship?
In the business world it is amazing to see what sources people trust. I do not want to slam your friends or family, but if they do not have the lifestyle that you have or have never done what you want to do, then why would you seek counsel from them? I think they can be great people to bounce ideas off of, but a word of caution. These same people that you “trust” will often be the first to smash your dreams. In fact, anytime you decide to take a step in a different direction than society expects from you, then you are going to meet people who try to change your direction or make you stop and turn around.
The bottom line is that if you want honest and accurate advice make sure to look at the qualifications of the person (or source) giving you the advice. Although, you may think they are there to support your best interest, they may not be.
I challenge you to reevaluate your counseling decisions. Make sure you have good mentors and coaches in your life who have done what you want to do and will provide advice based on experience, not emotion, hearsay or Google.
Remember, Success Is A Choice,