Last week I was chatting with my friend Joanne MacMillan. A real estate agent by day, Joanne was saying how much she wanted to write more and meet other writers.
I suggested a local group and advised her, “You know, we’re all busy. If you really want to do it, you just need to make the time.”
Then I started to laugh.
“Yes, Joanne, that would be the group of writers I’ve been planning to join for about two years. Take my advice. I’m not using it.”
Joanne and I made a pact to go to the next writers group meeting together.
When I need a message, I find life keeps giving it to me till I get it.
My friend Rachelle Losier and I were working on a marketing project for her store, Artsy Girl Boutique in Saint John. “We’re at a point,” I advised her, “where any reasonable choice is a good one. You just need to make a decision and move forward. We can adjust in a few months if need be.”
I called Rachelle later. “Did you know I was talking to myself this morning? I’ve been stuck on a marketing project for my business. Now I’ve decided that I’m rolling it out next week.”
What sage advice are you desperate to give a loved one or co-worker about their business? their relationship? their finances? Take a moment to consider. Are you telling them to take your advice because you’re not using it?