I was about 16 years old, and my memory is a little foggy as I can’t remember who actually said it to me, but one of the most profound pieces of advice I ever received was
Out of context it might read a little strange, a bit naive maybe, or even unsophisticated… but to me, at the time, it was very scholarly. Here I was, a relatively innocent teenager being schooled on relationships, social dynamics and even marketing. All in one very simple statement.
I was being taught to change my frame from, “why won’t she even look at me“ >>> “it’s not about me … it’s about what she wants”.
Up until that moment, I hadn’t thought about her (at least not in that way), what she was looking for in a boyfriend, what needs she had – It was all about me, and why she didn’t want me.
Maybe this oracle has been schooled himself by the great persuasion genius, Bernard Baruch - adviser to US Presidents, Wall Street wizards, whoworked what looked like magic when persuading everyone to agree and get along during negotiations – who first said the most important words in business and marketing:
“Find out what people want, then show them how to get it”
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See, great pieces of advice can come from anywhere, a grandparent, a great book, a meme on Facebook … or even Reddit.
Below is a small 68 page eBook the team collated from a recent Reddit thread titled “What is the best piece of advice anyone has ever given you?”
We’ve given it a title from one of the more ‘safer’ tips inside: Never Break More Than One Law At A Time
Be careful whilst reading this, as there are a few grown-up words in there. But once you’re done, I’d love to read your favourite piece of advice in the comments below.
Excerpts Worth Sharing:
Download PDF eBook Here – 11mb