We are constantly learning new things every day. From article, videos, tweets, posts, books and conversations: the list of sources we learn from is endless. At this information age, we have so much information thrown our way that it’s hard to filter out what is true and what is made up. What should we consume and who should we learn from? It’s so easy to fall prey to well-marketed content that makes great claims of transformation without little effort.
In today’s update, I want to share some thoughts on how to decide what to learn and who to learn from. To give you some background, I’m a recovering information and course junkie who’s wasted a lot of time and money on courses and content that has not brought me much value to me. Now, I’m very mindful about who I let speak into my life.
Before I decide what to learn or what to learn from, I’m asking myself these questions:
- Do I really need these new skills now and how will the skills move me forward. The goal is to avoid learning just incase to learning on a need to basis.
- Does the person have the track record and proven results? Most of all, do they practise what they preach? Do I genuinely admire and respect them? Don’t teach me how to grow a YouTube channel if you don’t have any substantial subscribers and engagement.