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Can I Help Someone Who’s Older Than Me?

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This week’s question from my portal “The Neagle Code: Directions for Life” comes from someone who wishes to remain anonymous.

I need help reframing this thought in my mind. When I get on a sales call with someone who’s older than me, there’s a thought that says, “I don’t have as much life experience as them.” I start to worry that I can’t help them.

How can I turn this around? How can I change this thought to something that’s more constructive in my mind?

Here’s a truth that applies to everybody.

Everyone on the planet has the ability to teach you something you don’t know, and you have the ability to teach them something they don’t know.

It has nothing to do with age.

Everyone has different life experiences, different upbringing, different perspectives, and different skill sets.

When you’re on a call with someone, you’re bringing something that you know, love, and are good at, into their life. They wouldn’t be talking to you if they didn’t need it. They don’t have it right now—that’s why they’re looking for help.

 

Everybody can teach. Everyone has the ability to teach something to another person.

I’m very good at just a few things in life. Every one of you could be experts in things that I don’t know anything about.

The same goes for everyone else.

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