6 Reasons I’m Not Taking Your Good Advice

I get a lot of great advice I don’t take. Why?


I get a lot of great advice I don’t take. Why?

  1. Pride
    Youre advice is good and I actually already knew what to do. If I take your advice I’d be admitting I was wrong so I don’t take it. This is pathetic.
  2. Laziness
    What? It requires hard work? I was hoping for you to just deposit the money into my account, tell me that the book is already on my hard drive, or the course has already been built. This is unrealistic.
  3. Oversimplified
    If it’s hard, tell me it’s hard. I’d rather you tell me it’s extremely difficult than to say “It’s easy, just do these 37 steps like I did even though you’ve never done any of them before.” When suggestions are oversimplified, and I know it, I’ll walk away from them, untouched. Be honest about how much work it is.
  4. Overcomplicated
    My friend makes tens of thousands of dollars a month from a Facebook group. He uses the group to manage 90% of the communication and content. He keeps it simple. It works. Like great sermons that one point, instead of seven, simple advice is actionable advice.
  5. Wrong Motivator 
    Money isn’t a bad thing, but I value freedom more than I value money. If you keep talking about how money I’m missing out on, or how much money I could make that’s valid, but it’s not going to motivate me. Tell me, “When you do what I’m telling you to do you’ll have more time to work on the book you want to write and play Wiffle Ball with your son.” That motivates me.
  6. Permission not granted — If you don’t have permission to give advice I won’t receive it. It’s that simple.