I see it all the time.
People too stupid to pay for good advice and instead asking laypeople to give them advice.
You see it on the golf course.
You see it at the cafés and restaurants.
And you see it in the workplace.
Have you ever seen someone ask a layperson for a medical opinion?
“What do you think this thing is on my arm?”
That has to be one of the dumbest things you can do.
Does the person being asked have a Masters Degree in Dermatology?
They may have some skin of their own?
They may have watched one of those medical “freak shows” once or twice on the Television?
And yet there are plenty of real Doctors and real medical GPs around…
And still people ask the opinion of a layperson…
I see it on the golf course.
Average golfers taking unqualified advice from other average golfers.
Neither of whom are trained golf professionals or instructors….
Neither of whom are trained to diagnose faults in a golf swing.
Neither of whom are trained to correct faults ina golf swing….
And there are plenty of golf professionals and instructors around to give lessons…. real lessons that really count!
And in Dentistry it is no different.
There are dentists who seek advice about their businesses from other dentists, those of whom who may never have been or are yet to be successful in running a Dental Business.
Down here in Australia there’s a corporate dental entity whose practice principal handler has never successfully run a dental practice of his own.
So we have an absolute tosser telling dentists what’s best for their practice of dentistry, and yet he’s taken more paychecks from corporations than he would have taken from real life actual paying patients.
Someone who admits to the dental office staff at one of the poor practices he’s meant to be advising that he’s never actually ever had to do any of the stuff that he’s espousing that they now need to be doing…
How can that person ever *BE* an authority, let alone be placed as an authority?
The mind boggles.
Now don’t get me wrong….
There will always be people who know business who can come from one business to another and be successful in both and in all.
Because the principles of business are common sense.
And there are people who are successful in all aspects of their business despite the fact that they may never have performed all aspects of that business.
And there are others who know their niche back to front.
And stick exclusively to that niche.
On the whole it is important to do your homework and research on who is giving you advice
And yes, sure, there are people who by their very nature can be successful and an authority easily no matter what sort of business they turn their hands to.
But remember these results:
95% of people are unable to retire themselves voluntarily at age 65 and still maintain the lifestyle they had when they were working
Put simply, only 5% of the population can afford to quit working at age 65.
Only one in twenty people out there has gotten it right by age 65.
Interestingly, only 3% of the world’s population have written down goals that they read regularly.
Do you think that there may be a correlation between this fact and the previous statistic?
Lastly, ask this question of others:
“What are the last five books that you’ve read?”
There is a direct correlation between success and successful mindset and self-education.
The answer to this question will astound you….
[And “Fifty Shades of Grey” should not be one of those books….]
Before taking advice from someone, make sure that they are headed in the right direction.
“Do as I have done.”
Much healthier than “Do as I think might work”…..
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