Do You Take Advice from Gurus? Be Very Careful!

By: Daniel Herzner

With so many "gurus" out there these days, which ones are worth listening to? If you have two two different persons who offer you completely contradictory advice, then what?

I can recall a time when I attended a speaking engagement featuring the author of "Secrets of a Millionaire Mind", T. Harv Eker. Harv was talking about how he enjoys watching professional football. His point was he always appreciated a professional athlete's strive and determination to perform at his best. He also talked about how a losing athlete would comment about he and his team coming back stronger next time, playing better and at a higher level in order to get the win.

On a separate occasion, I had attended a conference where mega real estate investor and trainer Jim Smith was also talking about watching football. Jim was making a point that watching a football game is a complete waste of time. He urged individuals to not sit on the couch for 3 hours watching others play games but to get off your butt and get in the game yourself. He suggested to put those 3 hours towards learning new success skills.

Think about the point both of these very successful and highly respected gentemen was making. They both make a salient point, don't they? Whose advice would you accept? You couldn't possibly follow the advice of both men; when it comes to football you either watch it or you don't.

In this instance, the advice you would choose to listen to will be determined by where you place value. In other words, the advice you'll follow will be determined by what advice you choose to accept.

For example, the guy who could care less about football would most likely follow the advice of Jim Smith. While the individual like me who really enjoys the game of football would rather listen to Harv Eker.

It's very important that you understand the point being made here. When you look around you'll see that this world is filled with "guru's" who are all too willing to dispense advice based on the way they see things. But how others see things is not necessarily the way you should also see them.

Loosely explained, as long as the advice you hear resonates with you and makes sense to you then chances are good it's advice you should be following.

Having said that, I hasten to add that there are times when you will have to jump out of your comfort zone. There will be lots of advice you will hear which will make you uncomfortable and this can frequently be a good thing. You will never get too far in life if you refuse to get out of your own comfort zone.

The following example explains this point.

Let's say you're reading Harv Eker's book. In your eyes Eker is an authority on wealth creation and you feel you can follow his take on this subject; you're comfortable with trusting Eker's advice even if that advice makes you uncomfortable occasionally.

In this case, the prevailing consideration has to be the trustworthiness of the source, not whether or not the advice makes you uncomfortable.

Above all else, always follow your gut. You have to trust your intuitions. If your gut feeling is swaying you one way or the other, you can be served well by going with your instinct.

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