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The best unsolicited advice you never asked for

Pretty much everybody has at least one piece of advice that they got from a parent or teacher or boss that has stuck with them over a lifetime. Or somehow, it keeps popping up as words to live by, especially in challenging times. Some of these have become little treasures that we’ve passed on to our children. Our Thursday night zoom group of loyal perfect avocados has been working our way through the March book group pick Share You Stuff, I’ll Go First by Laura Tremaine, and last week we did the exercise What are your 10 Pieces of Unsolicited Advice?

This week, I’m laying some serious wisdom on you - print it out and put it on your wall, because you’ll come back to this one over and over. I’m pretty sure you’ll find at least one pearl that you will want to share with someone right away. So, without further ado, here it goes:

  1. Embrace change.

  2. Take a breath - in all circumstances, you will be served by just taking a deep breath.

  3. Kids can do more than you think (7-year-olds can do laundry and pack their own lunch)

  4. Get regular massages.

  5. Take girls trips.

  6. Keep a daily gratitude journal.

  7. Alternate water with cocktails.

  8. Apply for the job you think is above you.

  9. However the interview process goes, that’s what it’s like to work there.

  10. Hire coaches in all areas of life, work, parenting, money, health.

  1. Open a Roth IRA when you are young and contribute as much as you can every month.

  2. Don’t lie.

  3. Go to bed and get off the screen.