“who am i to give anyone advice on [fill in the blank]?”

it’s easy to fall into the trap of believing that because you haven’t been perfect, or that your life or career or relationships aren’t perfect, that it automatically precludes you from giving advice to other people. that’s patently false.

sometimes we can learn the most from the people who have failed the worst. sometimes it’s precisely the faults and flaws you have which give you the credentials to be able to help others. don’t withhold your knowledge and experience because you haven’t been ‘perfect’.

you can still help people. you still have a lot to teach others. everyday.