[This list breaks things down by profession, not a bad organizing principle. Best advice from a Silverback and lifelong publisher … timing trumps talent, but when you have both, magic can occur. What sayest thou, Silverbacks? We have a wide cross-sections of professional talent out there in The Jungle–teachers, lawyers, accountants, entrepreneurs– what’s your top tip? Enter in the comments section below. SB SM]
Best advice from different professionals
Someone on Reddit asked “What’s your best advice from your profession?” and below is a summary of the most upvoted answers. — CD [There are many other tips to view by clicking the link. SB SM]
- Doctor: Never be afraid to get a second opinion. If your doctor is offended, that’s one more reason to get one.
- Teacher: Read to your kids from infancy, make books commonplace, and point out things in the pictures. This helps them develop literacy skills from an early age.
- Plumber: Check your basement weekly for leaks or signs of damage, and change your air filter regularly.
- Auto insurance adjuster: Get a dashcam to protect yourself in case of accidents or disputes.
- Librarian: Ditch Audible and get a library card to listen to free audiobooks. Many libraries offer apps where you can download audiobooks straight to your phone.
- Government worker: Find life satisfaction outside of the workplace.
- Sales: Never celebrate until the money is in your account, regardless of how many times the client said yes or if there are signed documents.
- HR: Underpromise, overdeliver, and keep your mouth shut to maintain a good reputation at work.
- Writer and Publisher (SB SM): Timing Trumps Talent. Timing + Talent = Triumph