What is the best advice you have given somebody?

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Some of us are coaches, but everyone gives advice After a few years of coaching people, it's amazing how much advice comes around again and again - I thought it could be a great thing to see what advice people have given others and are willing to share on the forum...

This would be mine:
One persons ceiling is another persons floor.

It has changed the lives of a lot of people, including mine. Just the idea that your greatest day is someone else's worst, your biggest sale is someone else's worst, really pushes me to constantly redefine my priorities and my value.
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  • Profile picture of the author Dennis Gaskill
    The best advice I've given might have been, "Duck!"
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    Just when you think you've got it all figured out, someone changes the rules.

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    • I'll share 2 pieces of advice. One I was given by my 4'9 Italian Grandmother long before I had children and the other I've added to it.

      "When Your Children Are Little, Their Problems Are Little. When Your Children Are Bigger, Their Problems Are Bigger". That advice has help me put things in perspective while developing some form of parental wisdom as I raised 5 children who are all now grown with children of their own.

      With that being said, I added on to her advice now that my children are parents, "It's Not That Your Children Don't Believe You, They Don't Believe Your Experience" If they never witnessed your experience then in their opinion it never really happened.

      In business clients are like our very own children. What was a small problem in the beginning has now grown into a bigger problem. When you come along to advise them, based on your experience at solving this particular problem, it's not that they don't believe you, they don't believe your solution will solve their problem, because they haven't witnessed your experience solving their problem.
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      • Profile picture of the author ScottStuart
        Originally Posted by ThePromotionalGuy View Post

        "It's Not That Your Children Don't Believe You, They Don't Believe Your Experience" If they never witnessed your experience then in their opinion it never really happened.

        In business clients are like our very own children. What was a small problem in the beginning has now grown into a bigger problem. When you come along to advise them, based on your experience at solving this particular problem, it's not that they don't believe you, they don't believe your solution will solve their problem, because they haven't witnessed your experience solving their problem.
        Very true mate, very true!
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    • Profile picture of the author kellyyarnsbro
      Originally Posted by Dennis Gaskill View Post

      The best advice I've given might have been, "Duck!"
      LOL, now i know who coached Floyd Mayweather Jr.

      He's good at that, Duck Floyd, duck!
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  • Profile picture of the author kellyyarnsbro
    I'm not into coaching stuff but the advice that i have given to a friend goes like this, " Trust your instinct and let go of regrets" . I hope it worked, lol.
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  • Profile picture of the author Adafingesi
    The best advice I have given to people is that people should be focused and put in their best in whatever they are doing
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  • Profile picture of the author Sue McDonald
    Focus, courage and determination will certainly help you achieve your dreams. You only fail if you stop - just keep going.
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  • Profile picture of the author SEOZONE3
    The best Advice I've given - " Impossible is nothing, but you've to trust it at first! ".
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  • Profile picture of the author azlanhussain
    Life is like running a 100 meters hurdles
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  • Profile picture of the author David Micheal
    ' Keep away all your childish manner and be a true man'

    I give this advise to my friend who get so down when his girlfriend dump her.
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  • Profile picture of the author Sandycmy
    A friend of mine constantly complains about how difficult it is to meet ends. The worst thing is he uses the word "WE" in all the depressing talks. He hates listening to ideas or solutions.

    Yesterday, I told him to buy a lottery . He got offended and started saying " I'm skilled and talented, lottery is for the weak. I can do this, I can do that .. etc. It was wonderful to see him talk right

    After a while I felt " If you genuinely suggest it's called a FREE advice and holds no value, If you trigger and make them say - It's enlightenment ! "
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  • Profile picture of the author Mkcoy
    The best advice I have ever given is the best advice I was given myself.

    Never take anyones word on anything as gospel until you've tried it yourself!
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  • Your external reality is always a 100% reflection of what's happening in your internal reality.
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  • Profile picture of the author Diversion52
    All of the "best" advice I've given have had something to do with dealing with depression or anxiety, because there you can really see the results quickly.

    "Reality is perceived reality. A perceived 'realistic' or 'depressing' reality is no more real than a 'naive' or 'optimistic' reality. Choose wisely."

    "The best thing you can do to solve any problem is step away from it before you try to solve it."

    "Only use your own standards to evaluate yourself. Never ever borrow other peoples standards to evaluate your own matters."
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    • Originally Posted by Diversion52 View Post


      "The best thing you can do to solve any problem is step away from it before you try to solve it."

      Very sound advice, fellow warrior.

      "An issue cannot be solved by the same mind that created it."

      I think it was Einstein who said that.



      Cheers,
      Alfonso
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  • Profile picture of the author Odahh
    hey man don't listen to me ..
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    "I just wanted a good job ,but i could not find a good job, So i do it myself"-Jack Ma

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  • Profile picture of the author Odahh
    i try to follow the science of the obvious .. so people usually ignore my advice .. like.. you know reading relationship book by people who have been divorced a couple times.. might not be really good info.. phd or not ..

    i am getting out of the advice habit soon.. and pretty much will only offer advice to people who are willing to pay me for it ..
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    "I just wanted a good job ,but i could not find a good job, So i do it myself"-Jack Ma

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  • Profile picture of the author Michael Ten
    Don't get a felony.
    Don't have an unplanned child.
    Don't get a bad disease.
    Follow your heart.
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  • Profile picture of the author eternalsongbird
    Don't live your place. You have the same right like other and don't let anyone snatch that right.
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