Blog Abstract: Uncommon Sense: Stop Giving These 5 Pieces Of Common Advice
From time to time, team members will share their views stimulated from a piece by an industry thought leader. Here, our Director of Paid Marketing, Kim Figor, discusses an Forbes article by contributors, David Sturt and Todd Nordstron, âUncommon Sense: Stop Giving These 5 Pieces Of Common Advice.â
Have you ever noticed how most everyone has a popular âclichĂ©â advice piece for just about every possible situation imaginable? I would even say it appears that the frequency of âone-linerâ advice conversations increase as the emotional toll of a situation increases.
Why is it so easy for humans to spout off memorized clichĂ©s as if they alone were enough to âfixâ any situation, let alone a highly emotional situation? Maybe it is easier than having a real conversation with someone. Or, maybe they have become an excuse to justify our own actions and take responsibility for being truthful with ourselves.
I donât know the answers and Iâm not implying that these donât have value. However, I do agree with the authors that blurting out advice (to oneself or others) in the wrong context needs to stop as it can do more harm than good.