I Don’t Want Your Advice

I don’t want your advice.

And you shouldn’t want mine either.

Most people give shitty advice, even if they mean well.

Unless someone has been where you want to go, they probably don’t know any more than you do about what it takes to get there.

So why do people take unqualified advice from friends, magazines, blog articles or even quotes on Instagram?

Because they’re insecure.

They think others know better.


It’s called the imposter syndrome.

There’s no reason to take entrepreneurship advice from a staff writer at Forbes, unless you want to be a staff writer at Forbes.

He’s a columnist, not an entrepreneur.

And the same goes for quotes on Instagram.

There’s a higher chance that quotes on Instagram were written by unemployed hipsters than by whoever is quoted.