Unsolicited advice

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There was a character by Harry Enfield in the 90s who would give people advice when they didn’t want it, and, if they followed it, would end up in a worse predicament than they were before.

The person who is giving the advice is important. If it’s someone with influence, be clear what their agenda and motivation is. If they want to succeed, it’s likely they want you to succeed too but understanding their why, is essential to frame how to use the advice.

If it’s someone you don’t know (especially online), they are unlikely to understand the nuance of the context of your work. Don’t assume because they have an influence online, that they’re right.

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