I’ve been frustrated the last few weeks. You see, I’ve put myself in several situations to expand and grow my thinking and my business. In these meetings, everyone is eager to hand out free advice. Some of it’s been great and I’ve gotten real gems of ideas. Much of it, however has left my head spinning, just wondering what on earth to do about it.
So, naturally, I started asking around about this particular advice. Which left me with more input. Which left me more frustrated. Which left me asking around more. You get the cycle. I’ve been driving myself nuts. Have you ever found yourself in a situation like this where everyone wanted to tell you what to do? It’s an insanity cycle.
With everyone and their dog a self proclaimed expert in a given field, it’s easy to give their suggestions weight. But I came to a point where I couldn’t take the brain drain any more. So I decided to take the advice that I’d give anyone in this situation if they were my client: Follow your heart. Consider the input but in the end do what feels best for you.
And you know what happened then? I calmed down. The mental noise in my head went away. Everything got lots easier. And ultimately I was happy.
So I made a further decision. I’m sticking close to my trusted group of friends and advisors who know me and my business and care if I succeed or fail. I’m limiting the exposure to and weight I put on ideas I get from people who don’t know my business and at least care about my success.
While watching Shark Tank on TV the other night, I heard the perfect quote to describe my recent situation. “Don’t take advice from people who don’t have to live with the consequences.” So I won’t.
I invite you to join me in my new decisions. If you check deep down inside, you’ll know the path you should take. Once you take it, you’ll experience that calm and happiness you’ve been waiting for someone else to tell you where to find!
And what was the decision that was driving me crazy? It’s my new re-branding project. Soon you’ll see it when this website gets redesigned. So I’m going to keep you in suspense! And I say to you as happily as I can, “ I hope you like it, but if you don’t…too bad for you!”