The best advice…

How is this for transparency?

I, without a shadow of a doubt, absolutely love giving people advice! However, do not mistake giving advice with telling others what to do. Instead, I get the opportunity to invest into their lives. I get to share my personal journey (the good and the bad) with them and work with them to see a world in a new light. I get to make a small statement that creates a giant impact or open a door that was previously locked in their world.

One of the greatest things we can do is help others achieve more success in their lives. One of the best ways to do that is to stop trying to tell them what to do and start showing them how to make better decisions.

I am very hesitant to ever tell someone that they can’t do a specific thing. It is not my place to tell anyone whether they can or can’t do something. However, I have and do get opportunities to tell others that they path you are on will not take you to the destination you desire.

When you have the opportunity to speak into someone else’s life, think about giving them insanely awesome advice instead of telling them what to do.

There is a time for instructions, but most of the time people just need a little advice. Also, never forget that the best advice is giving to the person who is willing to listen to it.

– Catalyst John

Think about the best piece of advice that you have ever received. It wasn’t a step by step instruction manual, but most likely a thought or concept, an idea or a belief, and/or a new belief or way of seeing the world around you.

I’d love it if you left a comment with the best piece of advice you have ever received.

Please note: I reserve the right to delete comments that are offensive or off-topic.

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4 thoughts on “The best advice…

  1. Great post, John! The best piece of advice I’ve received in a while is, “Where you are from and what has happened to you does not define you, nor does it dictate your future.” Whether we come from a childhood filled with abuse, dysfunction, and lack – or our life has been blessed with abundance and success… Today is not the end of our story. We must choose daily to make healthy choices for ourselves and those whom God has entrusted to us. It can be overwhelming to think about the responsibility of making healthy choices everyday – so I am personally committing to making healthy choices moment by moment. Keep up the great work, my friend. I enjoy watching you succeed in all you set your intentions to!

  2. I was told by a coworker about meeting new business contacts,bye said, “Be you, sooner.”

    I tend to hold back and recon the people before I come out of my shell. Basically he was saying to either make that recon step shorter or don’t do it at all and be me.