I got the chance to pick the brain of a very successful blogger. When you get the best advice you have ever been given it is tough to tell that advice.
Most of the time when you get the best advice, you didn’t want it.
If you need money ask for advice, if you need advice ask for money. That is the way the adage goes.
So what was the best advice that I have ever been given?
If you are going to make something, you have to make something.
::Drew that is the stupidest thing I have ever heard::
It is the truth though. In everything.
I asked a good friend of mine (the co-author of my book) why he thought the average person doesn’t make a lucrative amount (can’t remember the exact figure) of money. His response to me most people are looking for a job to make that kind of money. Most people don’t have what it takes to start a business and make that kind of money.
My follow up… what does it take? His response was classic: Hard work, ideas, and business knowledge.
So I said, “you are saying I am lazy…” He wasn’t saying that, but I like to put words into people’s mouths.
Ideas are a Lazy Man’s Actions
You don’t have to have original ideas… which came first Microsoft or Apple. Steve Jobs said that Microsoft stole all of Apple’s ideas. Truthfully, there were computers before either one of them though; that had similar interfaces. It really turns into a chicken and egg argument.
Who was first McDonald’s or Burger King? That is probably easier, but aren’t both examples really the same. Someone didn’t have an original idea.
What is your original idea???
It probably isn’t that original, but what is original is acting on that idea.
I got some really good advice from an acquaintance that is in the investment business. He saw that I was a blog author, that wrote a book, and he read the book. Although the concept is not original at all, his advice to me was.
Keep it up!
Even though in my eyes he could have written a much better book than me, he still enjoyed my point of view.
I liked the advice, because he is right. Eventually, if I keep making something, I will make something.
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