Are you simply trying to juggle way too much information? Think of all the blogs, vlogs, Facebook posts, tweets, Instagram and Pinterest pics, Snapchat, Periscopes…the list goes on and on. It can get to be an over the top habit that moves from serving you to enslaving you. Don’t get me wrong. I am a lover of knowledge. I contribute and I consume. But what happens if you start to feel that you need ALL of it for your success. How can you know what is for you?
“OK Chatone”, you say. “We hear you Princess…but what if I need the information for my big idea? What if I’m building a new brand or company or product and I need to research and figure out what to do to be successful? What then?”
You are right. When you researching, learning, and growing into something that you have never been before, knowledge is key. Bear in mind, though, that all data is not good data. If you need something very specific, working with a coach…a great coach…is generally where you need to look. For the last 15 years I have consistently worked with one coach or another and it has helped me to make great strides in grabbing my goals.
However, one of the greatest advantages has been the ability to learn to quickly decipher what information out here is for me and what is not for me. That level of discernment has served me in such a big way! You know the feeling of buying the wrong thing on line with all the promises but then nothing happens? You feel nothing. You do nothing. You have no resonation. No soul-ping at all. Why? Because the information did not serve you. It just seemed like it. For me, working with various coaches helped me to memorize the sound of the ring of truth. Then it’s easy to buy the right records and sing along.
What about you? Still searching and unsure? Haven’t made the coach/mentor/consultant investment yet? Well until you do, I’m here to help! Check out these 5 ways to quickly evaluate information so you don’t have to waste your time or your money! (See if you can find the poem…)
Is it 100% True? Pick Good PEARS. Look for Proof, Experience, Authenticity and Realistic. It should be easy to do this. But the information out here is in overload format! And when you want success, there is a fantastic claim about everything ranging from how to trim fat from a raw chicken to how to trim fat from your thighs! Tip: If the information sounds too good to be true, it generally is!
Is it Really For You? Every Guru isn’t for you. Every gift is not meant for you to open. For example, you read about an amazing writing coach who is offering a program. She has 10 best sellers under her belt and has helped with over 500 clients to become best sellers also. Wow…she must be for you, right! No! Not if you hate writing. Haven’t read a book in 15 years. And the thought of a bookstore gives you hives. What excites today will demoralize tomorrow if it’s not for you. Buyer beware!
Does it Make You Feel Blue? Great question, right? Take a good look at who or what you watch the most. Perhaps it’s a top coach or trainer well renown in his/her professional. Content is flowing 24/7 and you know they must have what you need…look at their success?! But do you feel uneasy, annoyed, frustrated afterwards? Is their mode of motivation positive or do you sense an element of condescension? We are all gifted with the ability to almost automatically pick up on the energy of others. We just have the tendency to justify it. If you want your positivity to show up and stay up – Shift Accordingly!
Would You Share it With Your Crew? Sharing is an integral part of the fabric of our society. We specifically share what serves us personally. Think of the last time you had an amazing dinner at a hidden gem restaurant. Think about the last motivational book or article that you loved. Even think about the diet or exercise program that you feel truly served you. What was the first thing you wanted to do? SHARE!! Sharing is the social lifeblood of today’s media. So, if you consistently that you would NEVER share with anyone in your inner circle…simply ask why?
Afterwards Do you Feel Like You Grew? If you are able to get through the first four “poetry points” you have chosen great content so absorb on! Right? Well…there’s just one more thing. Let’s bottom line all of this. Growth is the key reason for taking in information. We are growing or dying. It’s that simple. Without it you might as well just sit on the couch and look out of the window instead of expending the mental energy needed to examine and apply the content that you have chosen. So pick morphy material! If the material is stagnant and can never be applied to anything new or is the same old, same old don’t expect anything to change.
Chances are, the volume will only increase. But equipped with these 5 steps you can turn up exactly what you want to hear and mute the rest. Be well!
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