I have received a lot of advice over the years. I have been very grateful for most of it. But there is absolutely one piece of advice that I remember receiving from my first boss that eventually put me in a really bad place early on in my career.
When I look back at how hard I had to work to come back from this advice, it actually gets me pretty angry. I know that I am the one who enacted it, the one to put it to work, but it came from the person I respected the most and who had been investing in me, so I followed along and executed his advice to the best of my ability.
I had no idea how many relationships it would later challenge or how many years it would take my credit score to recover.