Giving advice is the easiest thing in the world. It’s the cheapest product out there.
It’s cheap to make. It’s cheap to sell. It’s cheap to market.
Be careful whose advice you buy, but
be patient with those who supply it
Advice is a form of nostalgia
dispensing it is a way of fishing the past from the disposal, wiping it off
painting over the ugly parts and recycling it for more than it’s worth
If there is one thing that people get out of my writing, I hope they decide to be doers as opposed to being advice givers.
I’ve been reading this kids writing on Medium. He is a great writer. He has been writing every day, just like I have. I relate to him.
But there’s another side of me that makes me feel squirly when I read his work, because all of his writing is based on giving advice to people on how to “build a writing business.”
I don’t get it. Why should I believe you? Show me what you’ve done. Show me your results. Show me your impact.
It’s not just about money. It’s about work. Because your work matters. Your actions matter. Your advice is just your past recycled that your trying to sell back to me.
I hope that when people look back on my work, they see me as a man who gets things done. I do first, then I write after.
I’m not better than anyone else. But I do feel like my way leads to a more purpose driven life.