‘American Pickers’ Star Danielle Colby Explains the Best Advice She Ever Gave

by Quentin Blount

Let’s make no mistake about it — Danielle Colby is a role model and icon to all kinds of American Pickers fans out there.

We all know and love Colby for her role on the History Channel series, American Pickers. The show stars Colby, alongside co-star Mike Wolfe, and former co-star Frank Fritz. It debuted back in 2010 and they are currently in production of the show’s 11th year. She has been a close friend of Mike Wolfe for a long time and worked in the office of the antique shop Antique Archaeology.

After being on the popular show for more than a decade, Danielle Colby certainly has her own following of loyal fans. So, as a role model, what is the best advice she has ever given? Well, that’s easy: “When in doubt, love.” She talked about that advice in a 2017 sit-down with Monsters and Critics.

“Even in the midst of a heated argument, if you take a moment to try and understand your opponent’s perspective and where they come from you can oftentimes avoid arguments,” she said. “And sometimes even gain people’s respect and bend their understanding in your direction, even if it’s just for a moment.”

That’s some advice right there that everyone can learn from. Listen to your opponents, try to understand where they are coming from. As a matter of fact, Colby can relate to her own advice on a personal level. The American Pickers star was born in Davenport, Iowa, and brought up by her parents as a Jehovah’s Witness. However, her parents certainly did not approve of her tattoos and her burlesque dancing. But Colby was bound and determined to live the way she wanted.

‘American Pickers’ Star Believes There is Very Little ‘Right and Wrong’ in the World

Do you believe in right and wrong? Of course, you do for most obvious things. But to Danielle Colby’s point, perhaps there isn’t as much “right” and “wrong” as we think when it comes to each other’s opinions.

“Sometimes people just need to know that they’re not being judged and that they are loved and that they matter in order to see through the haze of nonsense that clouds all of our minds and makes us think that we are exclusively right and someone else is exclusively wrong. If you think about it, there’s very little right and wrong in the world.”

This brings us back full circle. As the American Pickers star explained when she was first asked about her advice, “When in doubt, love.”

“Instead, in my personal opinion, it’s more a matter of what’s convenient for one person as opposed to what’s convenient to the other person. We need to try a little bit harder to love each other and be willing to understand from another person’s perspective. Love is universal.”