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Just for a second, think about the influence, buying power, network and track record of the people you listen to the most. Have they earned the right?
In business we hear a lot of advice, tips and constructive criticism whether we ask for it or not. It is inevitable, wherever you turn there is always someone there waiting ready to put their two cents in. So how do we know who we should truly listen to and who we should just nod our heads at and let it go in one ear and out the other?
Being a business owner I’m sure you have a lot of this going on in your day to day life, whether it is advice from your co-workers, employees, friends, family, or businesses down the street. The thing to remember first and foremost is whether the information you are receiving is even vital or relevant to your business to begin with. Quite often people will share advice just because they truly feel they have the authority to do so, as they are a fellow business person of some sort or have “been there before”.