Feb 21, 2018 • 11M

TDL100 🍾 Mentorship & Advice

 
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The Sunday Letters Podcast is the weekly audio newsletter from organisational psychologist Larry Maguire on the meaning & purpose of daily work and our oftentimes paradoxical relationship with it. We explore how human beings may break free from tiresome means-to-an-end labour and finally take command of their own working lives. Topics include solo working, careers, entrepreneurship, economics, society and culture. Content follows the written newsletter, which goes out to subscribers every Sunday.
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Today TDL Reaches A Milestone... Episode 100 🍾 Mentorship And Advice: Is there A Difference? Read it here: https://larrygmaguire.com/mentorship-and-advice/ This morning I want to share with you some ideas on mentorship and advice. It appears to me that there is nothing inherently good, bad, right or wrong about advice. It seems to be more about how open we are and how we use it. There have been times I’ve taken advice, both solicited and unsolicited. My father told me one day back in 2001 not to go into business for myself, to stay working for other people. He suggested it was safer. I ignored that advice to my short-term advantage, my medium-term detriment and my long-term advantage. On reflection, the advice was wrong, then it was right, then it was wrong again. I received advice from a business advisor just as the worldwide economy was crashing in late 2009, to close my business and start again. That advice I ignored short-term only later to take the advice. I --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/sunday-letters/message