The Best Advice You’ve Ever Been Given


Last Friday, my company, sparkspace, hosted one of the largest Leadercast gatherings in the country. One of my favorite parts about our local event was the “graffiti wall” we created where we solicited responses to a single question:

What’s the best advice you’ve ever been given?

Here are the responses, in totally random order. Feel free to add the best advice you’ve ever been given by adding a reply below. Enjoy!

Follow your gut instincts.

Never forget to understand someone else.

Take the time to do things right.

If your presence doesn’t make an impact, your absence won’t make a difference.

Why not?

True leadership is servantship.

Be a friend.

Be yourself…always.

Every person has value in this world. They all have something to teach you.

If you can’t avoid it, enjoy it.

Hope is not an action.

You are not a tree — you can move!

Choose joy.

Empty your cup for tomorrow your cup will overflow. 

Be nice to all.

God gave you two ears and one mouth for a reason.

Do it for the love, not for the money.

Exude joy.

Happiness is a choice. Choose wisely.

Make your own sunshine.

Inspect what you expect.

Mom always said, “You can do anything you want to. The key is wanting to.”

Swim in your own lane. Focus on your own talents. Finish what you start.

Take care of yourself because if you don’t those that care for you lose.

If you always do what you’ve always done, you’ll always have what you’ve always had.

Read the fine print.

Give someone the power and a reason to smile.

Let live.

Never take a leadership role without the right support.

Learn how to take a day off. 

A year from now you’ll wish you’d started today.

Do it because it’s hard, not because it’s easy.

Your word is everything.

Learn how to say no.

If the main reason you’re doing what you’re doing is the money, that’s ALL you’ll ever get.

Don’t worry about all the small details.

Trust yourself. Don’t think too much. Jump.

Act “as if.”

Don’t ever lose your credibility.

Do what you love and the money will follow.

How you deal with CHANGE is everything.

Don’t go looking for the “no.”

You choose your attitude every day.

Never underestimate those around you.

Those who have the ability to act have the responsibility to act.

Just start.


Thanks to all who contributed at our live event on Friday. And to you, too, if you leave your best advice in a reply below!



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