I'm not preaching to anyone, I'm simply sharing what has worked wonders for myself and advising that you can be a real dumbass like me and still do ok with effort Ok this is not just aimed at newbies, it maybe nothing new and may be obvious to a lot but it won't be to others. It may even help the more experienced members from the receiving end 1) Manners - They Cost Nothing But Are Priceless. a) When is the last time you: Asked for help/advice by starting your sentence with something similar to, 'Hi, I'd be very grateful if you could....'. Finished a sentence with something similar to, 'thank you very much, I really appreciate your help/tips. b) Returned the help/advice/tips you've been lucky enough to receive? 2) Use A Dictionary/Search Button Before Asking and there is a search engine I've heard talk of called Google or some such name 3) Never Underestimate Who You're Dealing With. a) Always assume you're punching above your weight whenever asking for advice. BHW has some seriously clever members with long memories. If you ask advice from someone, you need them, not the other way round, structure your question intelligently, thoughtfully and politely before you hit that send/reply button. How is your question going to sound to the person it's intended for? 4) You have to earn your stripes. Does this sound like you?, 'Hey bro - tell me what works in seo'? How do you think your question sounds to someone who has sweated blood/cried tears/spent $1,000's/worked upwards of 80 hrs a week for 2 years/lost gf's & wives/not bought clothes for themselves/bought cheap food/not gone on holiday for years? Refer to No.1, 2 & 3 5) Q) Why do proverbs/sayings/well known phrases survive generations? A) Simply because there is truth & value in most - use them. - Actions speak louder than words - All that glitters is not gold - All things are difficult before they are easy - A bad workman blames his tools - A fault confessed is half redressed - Be swift to hear, slow to speak - Clothes don't make the man - Can't see the wood for the trees - Diligence is the mother of good fortune - Discretion is the better part of valour - Don't bark if you can't bite - Every man is the architect of his own fortune - Hardship makes heroes - Hit the search button, unlock the world (this is my own ) - If you want a friend, be a friend - Kindness begets kindness - Learning is a treasure that will follow its owner everywhere - Liars need good memories - Manners make the man - Money doesn't grow on trees - Need teaches a plan - Opportunity seldom knocks twice - People who live in glass houses should not throw stones - Poverty waits at the gates of idleness - Practice makes perfect - Rome was not built in a day - Saying is one thing, doing is another - Still waters run deep - The devil looks after his own - The first step is the hardest - The truth is in the wine - Time and tide wait for no man - Trust not a horse's heel nor a dog's tooth - Truth has no answer - Unwillingness easily finds an excuse - Walls have ears - When in Rome, do as the Romans do - Where there's a will, there's a way - You never know what you can do until you try Finally: I have posted this to genuinely help because I've been helped so much by others. I would be very grateful if y'all could post any experiences you've had that are relevant to your own favourite proverbs/saying/well known phrases. Side Note: I can't wait to see how long it takes for someone to post: 'What is a proverb?'