Be Careful Who You Take Advice From.


It’s one of the things I wish I would have learned earlier in life: be careful who you take advice from.

Don’t take financial advice from your parents, if they are not financially independent. Working hard in a secure job and saving up is generally not how people get rich.

Don’t take advice on how to get a lean physique from your friend, if he’s barely in shape himself. Doing a couple of sit-ups every evening is not gonna cut it.

Don’t take relationship advice from your uncle, if he divorced twice in the past 10 years.

You get the point.

Learn from the person who is at a stage you want to be. Reverse-engineer their journey.

If they wrote a book, read that book. If they speak at an event, go to that event (or check if any of their talks can be found on YouTube or social media).

If you admire people in your direct surroundings for their achievement, ask them how they did it. You’d be surprised how keen they are to share their story.

Learn from the best, to become among the best.

Choose your mentors wisely.

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Wesley van der Hoop

Dutchman living in The Bahamas. I get excited about digital marketing, writing, traveling, surfing and learning new things.

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