Say what you do and do what you say

In the years that I worked as a teacher for young children, we had this saying:

“Say what you do and do what you say.”

Say what you do, that is the basis for understanding.
And do what you say, that is the basis for trust.

It is no different for adults.

Opinions are like arseholes

Everyone has one, and most of them stink.

This saying has been around for some time, and for good reason.

It is very easy to have a lot of opinions.

It is difficult to only have opinions about things you truly know something about.

It requires you to take an honest look at yourself and ask the question: What do I really know about this subject?

The upside is that you will start to stink less and smell nicer.

Tell less

The more you tell me, the more you think for me, the more you chew my food for me, the less I will need to be actively involved.

What if you tell me less?

Maybe I will not understand.

As long as you need to be understood, you will keep telling me more and more.

Tell me less.