How To Benefit From Expert Advice Without Getting Lost

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Image of a man writingHow To Use Expert Advice Effectively

At times, if you talk to two people about one topic, each will have a different point of view and it’s the same topic.

Why the conflicting views if it’s the same topic?

Well, because it’s the way we are. We see things differently, and we are unique in our own way.

Let’s say you want to learn how to publish articles online. If you get advice from two experts, you’ll end up with similar recommendations on most issues and different recommendations on other issues.

For example, one expert may suggest that you submit your article to every article site, while the other recommends that you submit your article only to the larger sites.

One expert may say to submit an article every day, and the other may advise you submit an article a week.

Experts Have Different Points of View

Each expert may have a valid point, and one approach may work better than the other. Let’s say you have 10 experts you’re taking advice from on the same topic.

You may end up with five or more different approaches. It becomes confusing and frustrating, and it can throw you way off track! Who is right and who is wrong?

More importantly, WHAT DO YOU DO?

The first thing to do is drop all the experts and start from scratch. Research the best expert on the topic, and stick only to his or her advice. Use a step-by-step approach, and do what is recommended. Then you’ll be able to tell if this is the right approach for you.

Not Every Expert’s Advice May Work For You

You have to keep in mind that even the best expert’s advice may not work for you for several reasons. The expert might advise you to do something you are not willing to do, or the topic may not apply to your situation.

Jeremy’s Story

Jeremy had a website, and he was looking for a way to promote it fast. He got his hands on all the information he could.

He started using one course and felt he needed more, so he bought another and then while going through that course, he found a recommendation to get more in-depth into that topic and ended buying that course.

He quickly became frustrated and spent most of his time going through courses rather than taking action.

He was too busy going through the courses and trying to figure out who was right, who was wrong, and which approach to take.

There is a solution to Jeremy’s problem, and it’s simple. You’ll have much more success if you listen to one expert and take one approach. You’ll soon know if it works for you or not.

That’s The Way I See It!
Acey Gaspard
A Touch of Business.com

Action Steps Getting The Information You Need

1. Find the best expert on your topic.

2. Stick to the instructions given to you.

3. Focus only on the instructions and methods given to you.

4. Look at your results to see if you are benefiting.

Important Points to Keep When Taking Advice
  • If you get advice from two experts, you’ll end up with similar recommendations on most issues and different recommendations on other issues
  • Each expert may have a valid point, and one approach may work better than the other
  • You’ll have much more success if you listen to one expert and take one approach
    Focus only on the instructions and methods given to you