Expert Advice

If you have a flat tire, you wouldn’t call your mailman to look at it. If you had a broken leg, you sure wouldn’t call your landlord (unless she moonlights as a doctor). I know we have come accustomed to asking for advice from any and everybody. I mean, just take a look at your social media timelines. People have replaced expert advice with that of popular opinion. It totally makes sense as to why the society is the way it is, a hot mess. We get the information we need from a site that sends fake news almost daily. Funny, because we get fake people to help us make important decisions in our real life as well.

When you go out of town to a place you’ve never visited, you try to ask the locals where to go. You ask them for directions because they are familiar with the city. Stay with me, I’m going to take you somewhere. When you are on a new journey in life, you need to consult with those who have been where you’re trying to go. As my Bishop would say, I’m preaching better than you’re saying Amen. It’s cool to have friends who want to give their input, but you need to be connecting with some experts. Nurses ask other nurses for advice, not chefs or beauticians. Women are definitely known for getting the 411 from a local beauty shop, but not everyone has your best interest at heart.

When you’re ready for an upgrade in life, you change your mindset and actions. People who are not used to that side of you may think you’re acting funny. But the truth is, if you want different, you have to be different. My favorite saying is “if nothing changes, nothing changes.” If you want to be one of the best, you have to be in the midst of those who are the best. Trying to figure it out with your BFF or boo isn’t always going to work. As I stated in one of my previous blogs, if you hang with four millionaires, you’re bound to be the fifth. You have to ask yourself how bad do you want it. So instead of clicking the recommendations link on Facebook, network with someone who has been down the road you are traveling. You’re bound to have a scenic route to success.

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