As I have often said when offering “advice,” take it with a grain of salt.
Heck, my wife, bless her heart, has a “do the opposite of what he says” policy that she finds works very well for her (and our marriage).
But seriously, we all get advice, solicited or not, almost everyday of our lives – especially in the age of social nakedness where all we do is up for an opinion to be shared, commented on, or ignored – which is a kind of advice.
Curious, I googled “best advice I ever got” – and as soon as I started to poke around the top hits, shrugged, muttered aloud “they know this stuff” and googled “worst advice I ever got” and found this below article.
I am going to expect that you (and I) will never look at “bad advice” the same way again…
by RICHARD FELONI
Bad advice is easy to ignore. But sometimes the worst advice can stick with you, as a reminder of what matters most to your personal and professional fulfillment.
Entrepreneurs by definition have to go against the grain, and so conventional, albeit terrible, advice can be used as a motivational tool.
We’ve collected the worst advice successful entrepreneurs like Mark Cuban and Barbara Corcoran ever received.
Here’s what it taught them.
1) “Shark Tank” star and Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban is firmly against the idea of following your passion. Cuban has said repeatedly that the worst advice he’s ever received or heard others receive is “Follow your passion.”
“What a bunch of BS,” he wrote in a blog post from 2012. Everyone has multiple passions, Cuban says, but those don’t lead to career success. What does, however, is finding something to work hard at.
By “following your effort” instead of your passion, you can develop a skill and learn to appreciate it. Your passion for growing tomatoes in your garden can remain a hobby. Continue reading Advice So Bad It’s Good…