Resist the Temptation to Give Advice! (Tuesday)

Today’s card is “counseling” and the message is “you heal with kind words, wise advice and an empathetic ear.”

Someone will ask for your advice today. And here’s the catch….don’t give it! Just listen and be compassionate, but see if you can refrain from telling them what to do.

People say they want your advice, but really they don’t. They want to be heard and understood and then make up their own minds about how to proceed.

Avoid falling into the advice-giver role and you will avoid the annoyance of having your advice ignored! Plus, you will actually be more helpful to your friend in the long run.

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3 Responses to Resist the Temptation to Give Advice! (Tuesday)

  1. valerie says:

    Love this!! I never thought of it that way, and what you said makes perfect sense!

  2. Jamie Morris says:

    Who’s brilliant and insightful? YOU ARE!

    Thanks for the *advice*.
    I’ll let you know how it goes.

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