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.