Let’s start with a common scenario: You know you want to do something different, something that’s not a 9-5 job. You want to venture outwards into the world of business. You talk to the people around you, your family and friends, and what do they say? Play it safe, don’t take that risk. Conventional wisdom is almost always wrong. Bill Gates, Steve Jobs, Elon Musk - if all these successful entrepreneurs ‘played it safe’ and didn’t take risks, the world would be dramatically different right now. Who you listen to is critical for success. Always consider your source of advice.
Yes, your family and friends may have the best intentions for you, but they haven’t been there and done that, regarding what you’re passionate about. Would you take advice from an overweight person on how to lose weight? Would you take advice from a smoker on how to quit smoking? You wouldn’t. So, why would you take advice from a person who hasn’t been there and done exactly what you want to pursue? In terms of money, regardless of how close they are or who they are, STOP taking advice from poor people on how to get rich.
Ask yourself, are they qualified to give me advice on what I want to do? Listen to yourself, listen to your gut instinct. Only listen to people who have been there and done that. Let me phrase it this way - when you take their advice, you take their lifestyle. You will get what they have. If their lifestyle isn’t appealing to you, DON’T TAKE ADVICE FROM THEM.