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Neil Flanagan Shares His Second Best Piece of Advice (And His First)

Just About Everything a Manager Needs to Know in South AfricaNeil Flanagan, co-author of Just About Everything a Manager Needs to Know in South Africa, has written about his top two pieces of advice.

The first is inspired by George Burns, who said that “the best advice we can take is our own”. Flanagan takes this one step further and says that the best advice is that “you know what you should do, so do it.”

The second piece of advice, and the focus of his article, is that it is important for you to invest in yourself as you can’t expect other people to look after your needs:

Now, here’s a bonus. Not only will I tell you what I consider to be Number 2 but I’ll also share with you my Number 1 pick. It seems that wherever you go these days, there’s always someone telling you how to live your life, spend your money, and so on. So, while I have your eyes, here are my choices.

I reckon that the best bit of advice derives from George Burns’s observation: the best advice we can take is our own. Burns was close to the mark, at least in my book. So, for me, the best bit of advice is: you know what you should do, so do it.

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