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“Advice is one thing that is freely given away, but watch that you take only what is worth having.”

In the book The Richest Man in Babylon, the author tells the story of a man that gives his savings to a brickmaker who will travel across the seas to invest in jewels. The brickmaker, with little knowledge of investing in jewels, purchased worthless bits of glass that looked like gems and the investor lost everything.  You wouldn’t go to a welder for carpentry.  Nor would you go to a baker about banking.  In our lives we have people that we go to for advice for many different things.  Our friends have good intentions, but many times our conversations are going in circles.  It’s like the blind leading the blind.  Certain aspects call for a professional.  For example, if you want to be wealthy, seek council from someone that is wealthy.  It’s the same concept as becoming an apprentice or being a student.  Study from someone who knows the field.

Check out The Richest Man in Babylon, by George S. Clason

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