Good advice is always certain to be ignored, but that's no reason not to give it.

Don't try to solve serious matters in the middle of the night.

Good advice is something a man gives when he is too old to set a bad example.

Advice is like snow; the softer it falls, the longer it dwells upon, and deeper it sinks into the mind.

It is very difficult to live among people you love and hold back from offering them advice.

People who fight fire with fire usually end up with ashes.

There is no human problem which could not be solved if people would simply do as I advise.

It is easy when we are in prosperity to give advice to the afflicted.

Many receive advice, only the wise profit from it.

Friendship will not stand the strain of very much good advice for very long.

Don't follow any advice, no matter how good, until you feel as deeply in your spirit as you think in your mind that the counsel is wise.

Advice is one of those things it is far more blessed to give than to receive.

When your mother asks, 'Do you want a piece of advice?' it is a mere formality. It doesn't matter if you answer yes or no. You're going to get it anyway.

Write down the advice of him who loves you, though you like it not at present.

Most people who ask for advice from others have already resolved to act as it pleases them.

Good things, when short, are twice as good.

Advice is what we ask for when we already know the answer but wish we didn't.

Good advice usually works best when preceded by a bad scare.

Always do right–this will gratify some and astonish the rest.

Distrust interested advice.

The only thing to do with good advice is pass it on. It is never any use to oneself.

One's first step in wisdom is to question everything – and one's last is to come to terms with everything.

Have a place for everything and keep the thing somewhere else; this is not advice, it is merely custom.

A word to the wise ain't necessary, it's the stupid ones who need the advice

If it is not right do not do it; if it is not true do not say it.


Tips from Author Jodhan

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For September 2017:

Using your favourite music to help put you in the mood

I stumbled across this nifty little stimulator purely by accident some time ago while I was sitting quietly one day listening to some of my favourite music and before I knew it I found myself relaxing just enough to allow my mind to start wondering and allowing the thoughts to start chasing each other.

At first it was the melody that caught my attention and this was quickly followed by the words and then the artist. Then soon enough all three variables were combining to help me get into the creative mood.

I have continued to use this strategy over the years and from time to time it is the one that I would fall back on whenever I find myself in a bit of a crunch or tight corner. The beauty of this strategy is that you can use it any time of the day, during any season, and in any location when you are listening to your favorite music.

Favourite melodies often spark memories and favorite or meaningful words often unravel mental blocks. The voice of the artist often wakes up those creative juices.

I encourage you to try this strategy. Give it a wee bit of time to settle in and you would be amazed to see how it can work wonders for you. If one of the three variables mentioned above does not work then for sure one of the others will work.

Good luck now!

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