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 July 2017:

Using strawberry picking to help imagine

Usually, strawberry picking can take place anytime during the summer months or even into the early fall but there is absolutely no harm in exploring the possibility of using this strategy to help boost your imagination and creative juices.

I have definitely used this strategy many times and it sure works! Just think of it this way:
Your imagination is in a bit of a flux because it feels stifled and cluttered. You have been sitting indoors for a bit too long and so the white noise, the phones, the text messages, and the emails have all combined to close in on you and now your imagination is reacting by shutting down and your creative juices have all dried up. So what to do?

You need a healthy dose of outdoor activity; where the air is fresh, the sun is shining, and the birds are singing. Fragrant flowers are calling for you to come out and visit and those ripe fruits; yes those delicious strawberries are beckoning for you to come and pick them.

Just think of the wondrous smell of those strawberries as you pick them! Yum, yum! You pick, you taste and eat, and you put so many of these juicy delights into your basket and before long your imagination is beginning to become alive once more and your creative juices have begun to flow once again!

Give this strategy a good old college try and see what you think.


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