When it comes to business and just life in general, you never have to look far to find advice. I am not saying that all advice is automatically good advice. You still have to filter all advice to determine what makes the most sense to you in your situation.

Occasionally you come across advice that seems to be universal. It will work for everyone. That is exactly what I came across when Nancy Yost (owner of Nancy Yost Literary Agency) shared her mom’s advice about business and life in general (Kara Gebhart Uhl, Writer’s Digest, July/August 2015, p. 18):

[Business and life aren’t] about assigning credit or blame, or worrying about who’s right and who’s wrong. It’s about getting things done . . . in a way that satisfies as many people as possible. That mindset has saved so much energy and emotional baggage in all aspects of my life.

Try applying that to your life and your business. I think that is one piece of advice where we can say, Mom was right again!

About James Meadows

Currently I serve as a training team manager for Johnson Controls at a customer-care center in Kansas City. Additionally, I am a business consultant, a freelance corporate writer, an Assembly of God ordained minister, a Civil Air Patrol chaplain, and a blogger. I believe we are living in the most fascinating times of human history. To maximize the opportunities these times present, I have a passionate interest in leadership development and organizational success, both of which I view as inextricably linked.

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