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What is the best advice you EVER received?

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  • http://breakthrumarketing.com.au Rod Schneider

    The best advice I ever received was “Have a go ya mug!”.

    There is a bible verse I learnt in Sunday school that goes “If you only look at us, you might well miss the brightness. We carry this precious Message around in the unadorned clay pots of our ordinary lives. That’s to prevent anyone from confusing God’s incomparable power with us. As it is, there’s not much chance of that. You know for yourselves that we’re not much to look at.”

    The message is: It doesn’t matter what you look like or where you’ve come from, even if you look like dirt have a go anyway. You never know, you might surprise yourself and everyone else when the light from within you starts to shine through the cracks of your broken life!

    Have a go ya mug! Even if you feel like a broken one.
    .-= Rod Schneider´s last undefined ..If you register your site for free at =-.

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  • http://deanhunt.com Dean Hunt

    Rod,

    Are you implying that I need a haircut and shave? ;-)

    Great advice mate, very inspiring.

    Dean
    .-= Dean Hunt´s last blog ..The Best Advice Ever =-.

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  • http://www.ecommerceglu.com David Geere

    That’s great advice Dean. My fav is “one good turn gets all the covers” but I suspect you want something a little more motivation based?

    In that case I’d go with “Have pride in yourself and others will follow suit”. It implicates that believing in what you do and showing as much will ensure that others will also follow… as long as you’re not being evil to others of course ;)

    Dave
    .-= David Geere´s last blog ..Free high quality e-commerce icons for May 2010 =-.

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  • http://www.brandbreakout.com Dwight Schrute

    Best advice I ever received was “Don’t be an idiot.”

    It changed my life.

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  • http://purkiss.com Steve Purkiss

    “you know more than you realise”

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  • http://mariadelpilar.ineways.eu/ Maria del Pilar Diez-Calderon

    Hello Dean, The best advice I have ever received is the one I have just learnt from you. I have even clapped my hands after listening to it.

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  • http://deanhunt.com Dean Hunt

    @Dwight, I love that! I don’t always follow that advice though ;-)

    @Steve, I like that a lot… too true!

    @Maria, glad you like it. It is rare that I get a round of applause, it made me feel all warm and fuzzy ;-)
    .-= Dean Hunt´s last blog ..The Best Advice Ever =-.

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  • http://breakthrumarketing.com.au Rod Schneider

    Dean, you know as well as I do that you need a shave and a haircut… and, by the look of you, you probably also need a massage ;-)

    For those who like trivia “Have a go ya mug!” is a popular expression in Australian cricket. This is what people in the audience say when a batsman is playing defensively (trying not to get bowled out) instead of trying to hit the ball to get some runs on the board.

    I’m a proud Aussie (in case you haven’t guessed).

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  • http://www.brandbreakout.com John Morgan

    I’ve received so much good advice it’s crazy.

    But one that stands out to me right now is

    “Do it and find a way to make it work later”

    An early mentor of mine told me this and I’ve never forgot it. It’s very true when it comes to business.

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  • peter

    Best advice I ever got

    Always wear a condom!!

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  • http://Womenonwellness.com BRENDA

    Dean

    The best advice I have heard was spurned while watching your video – “KISS – keep it simple stupid.” (not referring to you by any means – lol)

    We want to make things soo complicated and be something or someone that we are not. Be true to yourself and stop looking all around for the answers as they lay within each of us. Now I’m thinking of another “to thine own self be true”…..

    Gotta sign off or this will NEVER End….

    Cheers!
    BRENDA

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  • http://deanhunt.com Dean Hunt

    @Rod, haha, indeed. I have one booked for Monday.

    @John, I couldn’t agree more. Perfectionism is dangerous.

    @Peter, always? Even when you are watching tv or down the shops? hehe

    @Brenda, absolutely, if you can explain something complex in a simple way, they you will be successful in whatever you do.

    Dean

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  • michael

    When you have come to the edge of all the light you have and step into the darkness of the unknown – Believe that one of the two will happen to you – Either you’ll find something solid to stand on – Or you’ll be taught how to fly!

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  • http://garybloomer.tumblr.com Gary Bloomer

    Six words from George Parker, the legendary adman CHANGED MY LIFE and got me on the track I’m now on�that I’m becoming a successful Internet marketer.

    Two years ago I was a dyed-in-the-wool brand geek. To me, the brand was EVERYTHING. However, I was having an up hill struggle to convince the people
    I worked with at that time that this was the case, that the brand was really important.

    In desperation I asked George for his sage advice and in SIX WORDS, George nailed it. He said “Forget about branding, focus on sales!”

    I saw the light, became a student of direct response marketing, improved the pulling power of my sales copy by a bajillion percent, and also, over a nine month period, became a top ten contributor to the Know-How Exchange
    http://www.marketingprofs.com/ea/ of MarketingProfs.com, a site with 365,000 registered users that gets 50-90 visitors per month.

    When we focus on sales, on giving great value and on providing killer benefits, the brand�our brand, creates itself. All we have to do from then on is be authentic.

    Another great piece of advice comes from Jamie Lee Curtis. She said “The more I like me, the less I want to be like other people.”
    .-= Gary Bloomer´s last blog ..People … give it up for Mr. Blake Harvard =-.

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  • http://garybloomer.tumblr.com Gary Bloomer

    WHOOPS! MarketingProfs.com, gets 50-90 THOUSAND visitors per month.
    .-= Gary Bloomer´s last blog ..People … give it up for Mr. Blake Harvard =-.

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  • http://www.vincentleleux.com Vincent

    Dean,
    My best advice I ever received was more or less the same as you, and it’s a huge piece, because it changed everything.

    and now I teach that to others.

    Cheers
    .-= Vincent´s last blog ..New MLM Opportunity Launch =-.

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  • Sara

    Something my Dad said once… “nothing really matters.”

    Meaning, nothing really matters as much as we think it does. Today’s interpretation might just be “chill”.

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  • http://deanhunt.com Dean Hunt

    Sara,

    I totally agree… I recently did a video on that EXACT subject: http://deanhunt.com/stop-taking-yourself-so-seriously/
    .-= Dean Hunt´s last blog ..The Best Advice Ever =-.

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  • http://BoomersMagic.com Sandy

    Dean,

    I think do unto others as you would have them do unto you.

    Each day I try to put a smile on another persons face and I listen to those around me.

    Thanks for your outside of the box views because they have really inspired me.

    Sandy
    .-= Sandy´s last blog ..How to choose the right retirement community for your baby boomer years =-.

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  • http://www.injodiesbrain.com Jodie

    “A tiger hunts best when it’s hungry.”

    Got this advice after a business disaster years ago and was looking for help. Someone I love and admire said; no, not giving it to you because I care about you, and because a tiger hunts best when it’s hungry. He was right – always be “hungry”: for knowledge, for adventure, for challenge etc. If we get “everything” we need, we stop then get fat and lazy.
    .-= Jodie´s last blog ..Google Buzz and getting �Like-Spammed� =-.

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  • http://www.KerryBeare.com Kerry Beare

    ‘A Man Is Not A Plan”…

    Many women look for a Man to ‘Rescue’ them or they wait for their life to start or look for a man who has money instead of going out and making it themselves. Much more satisfying to make your own choices and your own destiny.

    Much more fulfilling.
    .-= Kerry Beare´s last blog ..7 Common Mistakes Marketers Make with Social Media =-.

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  • Janet

    I see only the objective
    the obstacle must give way

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  • Grant

    Best Advice: As easy as it was for them(your place of employment) to tell you…”YOUR HIRED”…you can tell them…”I QUIT”

    Just make sure you have a good back-up plan if you do take this advice!

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  • http://www.ecleanonline.com John Hancock

    Best one for me was “If something is worth doing, it’s worth doing right”.

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  • Tim

    Thanks for this thread Dean.

    The best advice I ever had was a question: What would it look like to solve the problem instead of looking like you’re trying to solve the problem?

    Very often we spend huge amounts of energy pursuing half-solutions or strategies that have failed us over and over (I can’t believe this person is letting me down again!).

    The advice is, shift your thinking to taking full responsibility for putting the problem to bed instead of complaining about how tough it is, or how predictable the road blocks are, or how block headed other people are, or etc.

    If I ever find myself saying, I KNEW this wouldn’t work (I knew they’d never change, I knew they’d never let me, etc.). Then I’ve caught myself trying to look like I’m solving the problem instead of getting it done.

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  • http://www.dereknoah.com Derek

    uhmmm. what in the heck is a “questionaroonie”?

    Please.

    Anyways. Good video DH. Just leave the questionaronie out next time.

    Please advise on correct spelling of this term
    .-= Derek´s last undefined ..If you register your site for free at =-.

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  • http://johnphagan.com John Hagan

    Best advice ever given to me. Well don’t eat the Yellow Snow Kids!! plain and simple.

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  • http://TrafficCafe.TV Jonathan

    Dean

    Best advice I’ve ever had, is ‘be authentic’

    “To thine own self be true” – Polonius’s last piece of advice to his son Laertes in Shakespeare’s ‘Hamlet’.

    Jonathan

    PS. I see Gary Bloomer refers to this as well:

    ” …When we focus on sales, on giving great value and on providing killer benefits, the brand � our brand, creates itself. All we have to do from then on is be authentic….”
    .-= Jonathan´s last blog ..My Google Ranking Is Failing � How On Earth Can I Get Onto Page ONE? =-.

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  • http://www.performancemarketingstrategies.com Jeff Hodges

    Dean,

    Among other things, I work in Personal Development. I have had the immense pleasure of making the acquaintance of Les Brown who said something that has had a profound effect on my life. He said, “Don’t let someone else’s opinion of you become your reality !!! Your life is what YOU decide it is…”

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  • http://topinternetmarketersblog.com Norman Kennedy

    Its great advice also dont change when you make it”I see many people over the years being themselves and when the money comes in and everybody is calling them God” they get up there own arses so to speak so just remember that aswell”
    So be yourself and dont get up your own Arse,regards,Norm
    .-= Norman Kennedy´s last blog ..Top Internet Marketers coming to Sydney in September. =-.

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  • http://www.squidoo.com/Diary-1940 Cathy Fletcher

    Winston Churchill: “…in nothing, great or small, large or petty — never give in, except to convictions of honour and good sense.”

    I’ve been thinking about this lately. I want to get My Nana’s Diary 1940 finished online. Don’t tell Mum (family secrets).
    .-= Cathy Fletcher´s last blog ..My Nana’s Diary updated Fri Apr 2 2010 5:04 pm CDT =-.

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  • http://www.ramamurthy.incrediblevrmsite.com/ Vijaya Ramamurthy

    The best advice I heard so far and valuable one is “The crowbar technique” given by you. Helped me to overcome my inhibitions and build up my personality

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  • Maggi

    Dean, I really loved yours when you first said it at the conference – it’s very hard to beat, it’s so undeniable. I have a couple to add. ‘You create your own reality’ has been my touchstone since I first heard it many years ago. The other one (it’s not really advice, more a maxim) is this: Your results are, in fact, your true intentions. Whenever I think I’m confused about what I want or what I need to do or what I care about, I check out what, in fact, I’ve got. My results tell me exactly what I meant, even if I’d thought I didn’t, and give me a chance to choose something different. The final one is: actions, not words. Works every time for me. Oh, and don’t sweat the small stuff…

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  • http://www.blogsuccess.com Jack

    Always…

    no

    NEVER…

    (I’ll have to get back to you.)

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  • http://www.peterhassett.com Peter Hassett

    absolutely fantastic advice. Thanks Dean

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  • http://www.gardenandgardener.co.uk Diane

    Nothing ventured, nothing gained.

    Actually the best advice I was probably ever give for relationships was never get back with someone after you’ve split up.
    Oh how I should have taken notice of that one.
    .-= Diane´s last blog ..New products at John Lewis =-.

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  • http://videomarketingnow.com Barbara Griffin

    My mother’s exact words were ‘just go out there and be your lovely self!’ – I totally agree. After all, we are living in the Era of Authenticity.
    .-= Barbara Griffin´s last blog ..How to subscribe to Video Marketing Now Podcasts =-.

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  • http://www.mixedmediaart.net Michelle

    “You will regret the things you didn’t do more than the ones you did”

    Great post and inspiring comments!
    .-= Michelle´s last blog ..Looking for inspiration�? =-.

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  • http://ShaqirHussyin.com Shaqir Hussyin

    errrm

    not sure what the exact thing was, but

    “if you hang out with crap people- you become like that…”

    -if you hang out with “AWESOME” peeps, you become awesome!

    …i think that’s why i wanna hang out with ya! hahahha

    will deffo catch up with ya in a few weeks bro!

    p.s this blog is SICK!!! i love it.
    .-= Shaqir Hussyin´s last blog ..I deserve a �SMACK� for being Rich & Lazy =-.

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  • http://angelobeltran.com/blog/ Angelo Beltran

    Best advice I’ve ever received is this:

    “If you don’t eat you’ll die”

    Actually I made that up since grade school. It works.
    .-= Angelo Beltran´s last blog ..Add Facebook �Like� Button on Your Website =-.

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  • Jimmy McGregor

    Great stuff Dean

    I thought that was the best advice ever UNTIL just yesterday my best mate asked me my how my building business was coming along and when was I going to set up a website for it when I replied that I was JUST TOO BUSY for that right now.

    SIMPLE and SWEET he said “Jimmy you are spending TOO much TIME, IN your business and NOT enough TIME, ON your business.”

    A real wake up call for me.

    Jimmy McGregor

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  • http://www.gertchappell.info Gert Chappell

    Dean.
    I’ve been given loads of advice over the years, some meaningful, some not so. But I think the piece of advice you have just given me is one of the best ever and I’ll be quoting it to others, especially my family, from time to time. I’ll also put a link on my blog to your video.:-)(if that’s OK with you?)
    Thanks for that.
    All the best.
    Gert

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  • Robert Monteux

    The best advice I ever received came from my Mother. “First check and make sure it’s plugged in.”

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  • http://twitter.com/brandonellistv Brandon

    The best advice I ever received was “You Are What You Eat”- Changed my life. I went straight to a local burger joint and ate the Awesome burger. Needless to say I have been awesome ever since and I avoid pessimistic potatoes like the plague.

    Seriously? It is probably life is what you make of it.- Any decision, any problem, any opportunity is what YOU make of it and what you DO! Excuses are for self indulgent lazy cry babies.

    Great comments on this post Deano!

    Latr,
    Brandon
    .-= Brandon´s last blog ..BrandonEllisTV: Lightning pic I took from recent storm. Lit up the sky! http://twitpic.com/1lapaw =-.

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  • http://www.sallyneill.com Sally Neill

    I like Tony Robbins and I seen a video he done, in it he says…

    It’s in your moments of decision that your destiny is shaped. Choose Now. Choose Great.

    That’s my fav one.

    Sally :)
    .-= Sally Neill´s last blog ..Setting YOUR Course For Success =-.

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  • http://eunusat.com Eunus Hosen

    The best advice I ever recieved is:
    “ADVICE IS CHEAP” :)
    .-= Eunus Hosen´s last blog ..Is Meta Description Tag Died in SEO? =-.

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  • http://www.englandvholland.co.uk kevin

    Gutted Wigan could not defend anything.

    Best advice I ever given, and eveybody knows it

    “Shit Happens”

    Happens every day, its what you do when it happens determines how it affects you.

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  • http://www.webmomentum.com.au Jemma

    So many great comments!

    I think the best advice I ever received was “imperfection is better than nothing”

    closely followed by Brandon’s interpretation of “you are what you eat”…. too good!

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  • http://www.webuildyourblog.com Andrew@BloggingGuide

    He has achieved success who has lived well, laughed often and loved much; who has gained the respect of intelligent men and the love of little children; who has filled his niche and accomplished his task; who has left the world better than he found it, whether by an improved poppy, a perfect poem, or a rescued soul; who has never lacked appreciation of earth’s beauty or failed to express it; who has always looked for the best in others and given them the best he had; whose life was an inspiration; whose memory a benediction. – Bessie Stanley-
    .-= Andrew@BloggingGuide´s last blog ..Avoiding The Pitfalls Of Internet Scamming =-.

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  • Jen

    When you are young, enerything feels like the end of the world. It’s not. It’s just the beginning.

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