When Listening to Business Gurus Is a Waste of Time
Business advice is available from various online or hard copy sources. Much of it turns out to be mostly fluff, sparse on the hard facts that one really needs to know in business. On the other hand, there is valuable information out there. The avalanche of information has to be handled well, with the chaff being rapidly and efficiently discarded.
With the explosion of social media over the last five years has come an explosion of gurus. Everyone and anyone can become a guru with internet access and good lighting for their photos. The thing about being a guru is that there are no rules or criteria for it. Went through a bad breakup and decided to write about it? You can become a relationship guru. Gave up sugar for a year and took photos of all your sugar-less meals? Congrats, you can now be a health guru.
...What I am saying is, there comes a time that you need to stop consuming other people’s content. There comes a time when what you’re reading is the same old advice, just in a different color scheme, on each website you visit. And there comes a time when you need to call a little bs on some of these business gurus advice. —Kara Perez, Due
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