This past week when working with one of my 1:1 clients, we got to talking about the overwhelming abundance of information is available to us these days.
All you have to do is open up your inbox and check your social media and be immediately flooded with #allthenotifications linking to new blog posts, videos, and podcasts.
And with so much information at our fingertips, you'd think it'd be easier and easier to run a business with the instant access to a wealth of knowledge on all topics imaginable.
I don't know about you, but even with access to ALL of this information, for some reason running a business seems harder than EVER.
It's so easy to feel overwhelmed, because it's tough to know HOW to implement all of the great ideas we read, see, and hear about.
It seems that EVERYONE has something to say, and it can be exhausting to sift through the information and figure out what's actually worthwhile and what's just useless noise and chatter.
In fact, my client told me that while she loves listening to podcasts and reading books and articles, she often struggles with knowing what to DO with the information after she absorbs it.
And this is an all too common experience for many, many people!
- We read the book, and then put it on the shelf
- We listen to a podcast, and then it goes into the archives
- We sign up for a webinar and then multitask while listening, jotting down scattered notes that later get lost in our notebooks
The information goes in, but rarely, if ever, does it get implemented effectively.
But luckily, I'm here to tell you that there IS an easier way.
Here's how to dramatically reduce information overload and start putting what you're learning into practice:
- Every time you listen to a podcast or read a book, blog post, or article, pick the ONE thing that stands out and resonates with you the most.
- Decide on ONE concrete way that you can take action on this idea today.
- Do the action.
This is the easiest way to "whittle down" the abundance of information into small, doable action steps.
I'd love for you to try this method and let me know how it works for you! I'm imagining you'll be surprised by how simple this is to do, and how effective it can be for implementing the new things you learn into your life and business.
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