Advice For…

Are we giving advice for ourselves?

It is a strange concept to think about.

Advice is always for the benefit of others.

Right? Well…

If the goal of your advice is to show how smart, experienced, and capable you are, it isn’t benefiting anyone. If a kindergarten teacher became one so kids could be in awe of her intelligence, I doubt she would choose to showcase finger painting.

She would be reciting Shakespeare.

But she doesn’t. She understands Little Billy doesn’t care about Shakespeare. He wants to finger paint because he is six and it is helpful for his development. That is what makes her great at her job.

Advice giving from a place of humility takes into full account the advice receiver. I will admit it is hard. Consultants can slip into this category very easily because it is short term, alternatively incentivized suggestions without a long term investment into the outcomes of the organization they are tasked with advising. If you are asked to consult, behave as if you are a part of the team. Don’t make situations seem more dire so your cape can blow in the wind.

Published by: KC Holiday

Husband, Father, and Entrepreneur who founded QALO in 2013 and has a passion for using his own learnings and experiences to help others. I love building brands and helping the entrepreneurs behind them become leaders. Thanks for stopping by, never hesitate with any questions.

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