“Learn to know the difference between council and opinion”
– Napolean Hill
Do you know the difference between council and opinion?
How about the advice you are getting for your home business, do you know the difference?
As a noun opinion is defined as “a view or judgment formed about something, not necessarily based on fact or knowledge”
Council is defined as giving advice, but according to Napolean Hill there is one big difference.
Council comes from people who know. This is based on Experience. People who have walked the walk.
To me it is simple and I am always reminded of the Chris Farley SNL motivational speaker skit. He gives advice, but lives in a van down by the river.
Would you take financial advice from a guy living in a van down by the river?
Should you take any advice from a guy living in a van down by the river?
When you start a home business you are going to get a lot of free advice. Most of it will be opinions not worth listening to.
Seek council and not opinions!