This is a topic I have been meaning to write for a few months now. I hope you find these three pieces of advice as useful as I do each and every day. I am very thankful for the people I have in my life and for their kind words, advice and support throughout the years. These are the three best pieces of advice I have ever been given. They not only relate to business, but also to family and life.
The Best 3 Pieces of Advice I Have Ever Been Given
1) Sometimes you need to spend money, to make money.
I am all up for guerrilla marketing. If there is something I can do to market business or make a sale WITHOUT adding any cost or affecting a budget, I will do it. Unfortunately, everything, especially when related to business and marketing, is not free. An example of this is Google Adwords or another form of lead generation — its great to get leads and make the sale, but sometimes you need help from another source to get you those leads, even if has to cost you money. This great piece of advice was given to me by the love of my life, Paul, also a very successful businessman and entrepreneur.
2) You need to help yourself before you help others.
This is one of the best pieces of financial advice my Dad has ever given me. Its always good to help others, especially if you can help financially to solve one of their problems. The only problem is, you can’t give more than you have when it comes to money. If you want to help someone, but you have hardly any money in the bank or are struggling to make ends meet — sometimes it is not the right time to help. Don’t hurt yourself by helping someone else – otherwise you may ruin the chance of helping them (or anyone else) in the future.
3) Sometimes things do not go as planned. In fact, sometimes things take longer than they should.
This is something that I learned on my own. I like things to be organized from my websites to my computer files and documents and even into my personal life. I like to know when dinner will be, time the meal to come out just at the right time, and other potentially obsessive compulsive and sometimes annoying perfectionism tasks relating to time. Life doesn’t work like that because life simply cannot be planned. Things happen. There are problems. There are delays. And after those problems and delays, life still goes on. You need to accept the things you cannot change, take responsibility when you do something to make things go wrong and move on…because thats what life will do, with or without you.
I hope you take each piece of advice from above and they help you as much as they helped me.
What is the best piece of advice you have ever been given and who gave it to you?