Normally my post titles are a metaphor. Today, the title is the literal description of the article that I’m writing. Today I present my disclaimer. It’s something that I probably should have done a long time ago – and I may have – but for some reason it occurred to me that it needed to happen, and that today would be the day it did. This particular disclaimer outlines the advice, methods, tactics, and opinions found on this site.
When I write an article that makes a suggestion, specifically a suggestion that comes without an external reference, it is solely based on things that have worked for me or made sense to me in my life. These suggestions fit my personality, they suit my methods of conducting business, and they match my ethics system. In all ways, these methods are solely guaranteed to work for me and nobody else.
That doesn’t mean they won’t work for you.
When you read the advice that I give, you have to take in to account who you are, the way you do business, and the strengths that you feel you possess. You have to consider your clients, your employees, and your goals. If the method matches the means, by all accounts move forward with it. But don’t blindly take my suggestions without assuring that they are actually a fit for you. The wrong fit could potentially mean disaster.
Truth be told, the same goes for any advice you get. While there are some universal truths (like yesterday’s article), there are a far greater number of circumstantial truths. Any advice should be subject to assessment – to the assurance that it fits. If it doesn’t fit, don’t buy it.
I’d love to hear your stories about what happened when you scrutinized advice, or the ones about what happened when you didn’t. Leave them in the comments below, and have an amazing day!