10 Pieces of Life Advice Every Woman Needs

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My father is an amazing man.

It would take an entire month's worth of blogs to share all of his life stories and lessons with you, so just take my word for it: he is a man with a lot of knowledge and experience to share with the world.

Of course, this truth was one that took me years to realize.

I remember growing up thinking, “Jeez, he knows nothing!” You know how kids are with their parents. I wanted nothing to do with his “In my days …” and his “If I were you's …” because I was all Will-Smith-is-my-boy-he-gets-that-parents-just-don't-understand! And, in my defense, my dad often failed on the delivery.

The content was there, though, and for that I am grateful. And inspired!

I figured I was not alone in the getting-good-advice-from-smart-people thing, and I reached out to a ton of friends to hear how others have inspired them so that I may use it to inspire you.

Be inspired, you guys. Be. Inspired!

10 Best Piece of Life Advice for Living the Best Life Possible

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On planning your life …

“Never say never. It limits your opportunities and prevents you from accepting good things when they come your way.” -DudeMom (via my father)

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On raising babies …

“Trust your instincts. Doctors have book smarts, but you know your child better than anyone.” -Monica B.

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On being a decent person …

“Stick to your word. It's the most powerful thing you have.” -Hayley F.

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On making good choices …

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“You always have choices. They may not all be favorable or what you imagined or desired, but they are choices nonetheless.” -Katy Lewis

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On living in the present …

“Don't fear the past. If you live in fear of the future because of what happened in the past, you will end up losing the present. (attributed to Nishan Panwar)” -Dana H.

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On choosing a career …

“Do what you love. You spend too many hours at work not to love what you do.” -Paulette S.

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On making friends …

“Friends are important. Beware of women that don't have friends.” -Ann B.

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On being important …

“It's nice to be important, but it's more important to be nice. (attributed to John Templeton)” -Michelle W.

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On letting go …

“Holding onto anger is like drinking poison and expecting the other person to die.(often mistakenly attributed to Buddha)” -Kristen C.

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On loving yourself …

“Don't let anyone determine your self-worth.” -Kirby

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10 Pieces of Life Advice Every Woman Needs

Amanda has been wowing the Internet since 2008 when she launched her pretty-much-useless guide for parents, parenting BY dummies. As it turns out, her parenting advice is not generally useful for more than a good laugh, but sometimes that’s exactly what you need! Amanda spends her offline time (which is embarrassingly limited) running a photography business, working as a social media director for a local magazine, writing freelance articles about stuff she loves, wrangling her 3 little Dudes ... More

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