Replay: Valuable Advice in a Difficult Year
In an overwhelming year, we all could use some words of wisdom. So we discussed how to give and receive good advice and why timing matters.
Air date: Monday, April 5, 2021. This show was originally broadcast on Thursday, Feb. 4, 2021.
- Lizzie Post - the author of several books about etiquette, co-host of the Awesome Etiquette podcast, and co-president of the Emily Post Institute.
- Smitha Shetty - executive coach at Self Actualize Life in Bedford.
- Meredith Goldstein - advice columnist at The Boston Globe and host of the Love Letters podcast.
This show was produced by Jane Vaughan.
Advice from our guests and listeners
- Speak in realities.
- Spend more time imagining the good outcome.
- Take responsibility for what happens to you, your family, and your world.
- Ask yourself if something will matter in four years, especially if you have young children.
- Nobody knows how this is going to turn out.
- There's a fine line between help and control.
- Be kind and compassionate.
- Procrastination can be part of the process.
- Drink water.
- Have one credit card.
- If you want to cut your bangs, really think about it first.
- Make your bed.
- Go for a walk.
- With every step, your legs get stronger. Just keep going.
- Celebrate the fact that you have done a day.
- If you can't go out, go within.
- Have purpose when you wake up in the morning. What do I want to do today?
- Feel good about what you've accomplished.
- Lead, follow, or get out of the way!
- Don't ask a question if you can't live with the answer.
- Let it be.
- You are as good as the best thing you ever did.
- Don't "should" on yourself. Don't "should" on another person.
- Let it marinate.
- Be the subject and not the object of a sentence.
- Be as amazing as you want to be.
- Always examine a person's agenda for why they are giving you advice because sometimes it's about their needs and limitations rather than your own.
- Attitude is everything.
- If you want a friend, be one.
- Be the lighthouse in a storm and don't enter the water.
- Be clear. Be kind. Not one more than the other.
- Leave the party while you're still having fun.
- Don't force it.
- Never buy dinner a la carte.
- This too shall pass.
- Be gentle with yourself.
- The second mouse gets the cheese.
- Don't wait until a crisis to get your affairs in order.
- Remember to breathe.
- When pregnant, ignore everyone's advice and listen to your baby.