By k | October 16, 2013 - 6:00 am - Posted in New Business Development

I gave some advice
on a writing loop.
The tactic I shared
was very successful for me.
I shared it with others
because I think giving back
is important.

A couple of newer,
less successful,
writers
posted long responses
telling me why the tactic wouldn’t work
and why I was full of sh*t.

I didn’t respond.
These writers crowed
that I didn’t respond
because I knew I was wrong.

Nope.
I didn’t respond
because I didn’t care
whether they took my advice or not.

Advice, whether good or bad,
is a gift.
You wouldn’t yell at a gift giver
and tell her
her gift sucked, would you?
No, you’d say thank you
and then quietly dispose of the gift.

Don’t argue with advice.
Sure, ask for clarification,
but don’t tell someone
her advice is sh*t.

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