I promised to take you with me on my journey to becoming Good Morning America’s 21st Century Advice Guru. This is the first of four sample advice questions on the job application:
What’s the best advice you have ever given? What was the result? (150 words or less)
Following is my response.
I pondered these questions for days, “What’s the best advice you have ever given? What was the result?” Here’s what I’ve discovered. Advice does not have to be profoundly life changing to be good. The soundest advice I have given may be the bits and pieces that come in the course of an ordinary day. Advice like “flush and wash your hands,” “say please and thank you,” “make eye contact,” “don’t pick your nose,” and “chew with your mouth closed,” seems insignificant, but where would we be without it? It’s hard to pinpoint the absolute best advice I’ve ever given (especially in less than 150 words), but I think I’ll choose, “Be careful with that stick or you’ll poke out your brother’s eye.” As a result, each of my sons still has both eyes intact so I would say that was some darn good advice. Now go eat your vegetables.
I welcome your comments and remember I waive my right to invoke the IFCSSN Rule. Oh! And don’t forget to vote…Antoinette Datoc for GMA’s 21st Century Advice Guru!