No rules in this game | Derek Sivers: “Gurus will say what you can’t do or must do. They mean well, but they’re wrong.
For every rule they tell you, there’s an exception. They are just telling you their specific past, not your specific future.
There are no rules in this game. You change them as you go.”
(Via Derek Sivers.)
Derek is talking specifically about the music industry. I think this applies to more than just the music industry. This is sage advice that applies to any industry.
Remember, be open to advice, but be influenced by none.