What was the best business advice you were ever given? Everyone’s a critic. It’s easy to find advice from those around you, but the real difficulty lies in discerning what guidance is truly invaluable. Sometimes, the guidance you need impacts you immediately. For me, the best advice I have been given happened on two occasions, in two very different times of my life. The first was during high school. I had told a teacher of mine that I wanted to be a writer one day. His reply? “If you want to be a writer, then write.” That nugget of gold has stayed with me into adulthood. It reminded me that I didn’t have to wait to start doing what I love. I didn’t need someone to tell me I was good enough. I didn’t need a special degree or a burgeoning career before I started to pursue my passion. His advice taught me that I could become a writer immediately — I just needed to commit to it. The second-best advice came from my aunt, around 2009. I was developing my logo for Identity Dental Marketing, agonizing over the choice between two design options I had formed. I loved them both for so many different reasons. How could I choose? I shared my frustrations with my aunt. She looked at me and said, “Gracie, it doesn’t matter which one you choose. Pick one and go.” My aunt’s words were exactly what I needed to hear. I couldn’t afford to be indecisive. Taking too long to find solutions will hold you back in business. It’s best to make a wise and timely decision, before moving onto your next task. These two moments were very powerful for me, and I hope they’ve helped you in some way as well. Sometimes the best advice is just around the corner. If you are interested in learning more about Identity Dental Marketing and how we can help you succeed, contact our office today.