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One of the Biggest Mistakes Aspiring Entrepreneurs — and Almost Everybody — Make From parents to celebrities, bosses, thought leaders, and colleagues — you're going to hear a lot of advice, and it's your job to filter out what's good vs. bad.

By Clinton Sparks Edited by Mark Klekas

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There is so much B.S. being pushed at us all day. Whether it's from the Internet, news, ill-informed coworkers, friends, parents, self-proclaimed thought leaders or just straight-up idiots — anyone can sound like they know what they're talking about.

Listening to the wrong person can harm your business, finances and life. As a successful entrepreneur who's worked with top musical artists and companies, my advice to aspiring entrepreneurs is this: You have to pay attention to the messenger and not the message. Sometimes someone's advice is questionable and should be taken with a grain of salt. Here's how you can tell:

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