Are you one of those people who has a strong tendency to pay close attention to the news? Do you always seem to be up to date on whatever is going on out there?
You’re up to date on the latest political posturing, the economy, you know if the Dow closed up or down on any given day, and maybe you’re one of those who knows every detail of
a story that’s carried on for weeks or months.
Think about it for a moment. All of this means that you need to continually learn about new things each and every day. So you’re learning by reading, watching, and remembering what you’ve just been exposed to.
Now let me ask you the question that could change everything for you, as it has for me. What if, instead of investing your time watching the news, reading the paper, or browsing news magazines, you took that hour or so each day and instead read a book, listened to a training session on audio CD, or watched a DVD of a speaker or teacher instead?
If you were to do these things, which really is only a small shift in a habit you’ve build up over the years, it would not take you long at all to become a master (yes, a MASTER) at whatever you decided to learn about.
This simple strategy has been the single, most effective tool I’ve ever used in building my own career.
If I do watch or read the news, I limit my time to under 10 minutes, then I take the rest of the time to watch, listen, or read something that will help me become a better person
in some way.
And, by the way, I certainly do NOT limit myself to just business and marketing topics! I read a ton of stuff on Law of Attraction, health, psychology, self-help, video production, public relations, and the list goes on and on.
When people look at me and wonder why it is that I seem to know so much about so many different topics, I have to chuckle because all I’m really doing is investing the same hours you have too into learning things that matter over the long term (and that will affect my life) rather that on things that only matter for the moment (or that don’t really affect my life).
If I want to know about what happened in the past, I can pick up a history book and read about it. What’s most important to me is what is going to happen in the days, months, and years ahead. This is where I can make an impact and this is what drives my passion to learn.
This is why I’m writing this to you today. I’d like to help you break an old pattern that has really not served you and instead help you to create a new pattern that will serve you and reward you in many unimaginable ways in the days, months, and years ahead.
To do that, I’d like to encourage you to at very least consider adding some better influences in your life. You’re never going to get rich watching the news, but listening to powerful presentations by people who really do have your best interest at heart will make all the difference in your life.
So today, turn off the television. Make a decision that your mind is far too important to be influenced by people who’s only goal seems to be to make you feel bad about who you
Instead, turn on the good stuff!
Listen to my weekly radioshow. This week, I’ll be sharing my strategies for building your business on Facebook. Tune in Wednesday at 7pm EST (4pm PST).
The vision of this show is simply to give you new ideas each week on how to be more effective in your business.
The show is now heard around the world, is syndicated on 35 web portals, is available on iTunes, and you can listen each week whenever you’d like, all at no cost to you.
So there’s one less hour you need to fill.
Next, have a look here:
You’ll find a nice selection of programs you can listen to that will inspire you, motivate you, and educate you all at the same time!
While this is not all you can do, it’s a great start. Go ahead, give it a shot. Even if you do it for just one week, I assure you, your life will be better. Then, you’ll simply want to continue with this strategy as you create more and more success for yourself, regardless of what’s being reported in the news media!
Until next time..
‘The Motivational Marketer’