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Apr 29, 2019 07:53:25

Advice

by @keni PATRON | 200 words | 315🔥 | 319💌

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I was texting a friend to advice him on a bold move he was contemplating. 
I reminded him of his encouraging words for me while I was scared to do the same. 

"Giving advice is a lot easier than taking it" He says. 

That makes me pause.  I was guilty of that too. 
Later that day, I was reading one public letter someone wrote.

"Don't listen to people's advice. Listen to the advice you give them."

Twice on the same day, I got reminded how effortlessly I give advice but not to myself.   

I need to make the effort to listen to my advice. Sometimes that voice is all I need reassuring me about the future, about what I am doing right, about the need to take a deep breath and appreciate how far I have come. 

I need to make a habit of having long conversations with me. 

Imagine this - You, with everything you know about you, taking the time to be there to listen to the person - who you have the power to influence the most. On Demand. FOR FREE.

What an underrated, underutilized and precious resource

Excuse me - I have a date with my exclusive personal coach. 

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    @keni

    "Don't listen to people's advice. Listen to the advice you give them."

    ^ Such realness

    Abe avatar Abe | Apr 29, 2019 22:12:33
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      @abrahamKim - I was expecting a rap reference here. I am sure someone has rapped about this before. Thank you!

      Keni avatar Keni | Apr 30, 2019 15:23:17
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      @keni

      "Bitch, real G's move in silence like lasagna"
      Lil Wayne

      -> Interpreted as :

      The real ones don't make a lot of sounds giving advice because they're too busy with their 'personal exclusive coach'

      Abe avatar Abe | May 01, 2019 13:30:15
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      @abrahamKim - LOL. Nice one.

      Keni avatar Keni | May 01, 2019 09:12:14
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    @keni Thanks for sharing this. Well emphasized.

    Seun Oyebode avatar Seun Oyebode | Apr 29, 2019 16:20:29
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      @seunoyebode - Thank you Seun.

      Keni avatar Keni | Apr 30, 2019 15:22:28
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    @keni Love it! This is sort of a brain hack to get out of your own head. If you are giving advice to someone else, it comes from a different perspective than potentially-limiting self-talk. Thanks for sharing.

    Brandon Wilson avatar Brandon Wilson | Apr 29, 2019 07:53:11
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      @brandonwilson - Yeah now I ask - what would Keni do in this situation :)

      Keni avatar Keni | Apr 30, 2019 15:22:20
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    @keni LOVE THAT!!! Thank you! It seems so unbelievable and... so obvious
    I did (accidentally :-)) listen to the advices I was giving recently and it was pretty shocking, how totally and completely everything that I was saying could have beed addressed (WAS addressed!) to me/myself... yea... so <<underrated, underutilized and precious resource>>
    @philh , what do you think? GENERALLY! NOT about just my (failed?) advices...

    Lucjah avatar Lucjah | Apr 29, 2019 16:29:01
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      @lucjah - Thank you! Yeah when I first heard it, it seemed so obvious. If people are reaching out to me for advice, maybe I should listen to my advice as well :). Life should take an interesting turn now.

      Keni avatar Keni | Apr 30, 2019 15:21:55
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