Productivity: Is Content Overload Keeping You from Getting Things Done?

Last week I asked you for feedback about the content of these posts; what you liked, didn’t like, or what could be improved.

I was surprised by the overwhelming response. Appreciate all of you for taking the time to share your opinions and insights.

I was also surprised that the response was overwhelmingly positive. Most everyone said they enjoy the content, find it informative, and the length was not an issue as I feared it might be. There were few comments about the presentation and making it more visually appealing, which I hope to gradually improve.

Though, One Thing Came Up Over and Over

People said the content is great, I just have to apply it or the advice is insightful, I just need to put it to use.

I received many variations of this response. So much so, that it warrants special attention, as this is a big issue, not just with my newsletter, but advice in general.

As some of you know, I’ve traveled quite a lot, nearly 100 countries. Such experiences offered me insights and perspectives that would not be possible otherwise.

One insight is that in western society, especially here in the US, people have become consumers on a massive scale.

People live for consumption and it drives every moment of our life. Now, I’m not talking about consumption of food or material possessions, though that’s big too.

I’m talking about Content!

We live in a world with so much content at our finger tips, it’s incomprehensible. We have hundreds and hundreds of television channels, broadcasting hundreds and hundreds of shows and programs everyday.

Now a days, it’s more than television producing shows, but Netflix, Hulu, Amazon, and even Apple and Facebook.

And it’s not just entertainment content that is readily available, but personal development as well. With podcasts, seminars, online courses, YouTube channels, blogs, and newsletters, we have an endless array of self-help and personal growth information at our finger tips.

However, most people are not applying even a fraction of the advice they encounter

They know what to do, how to do it, understand the importance and benefits of doing it, but for one reason or another, they simply don’t get around to do it. They don’t take action or put into practice what they learn.

It's a wide-scale issue, across the board, among all types of people regardless of age, sex, income, and education level.

Because it's so common, over the next few weeks,

I’m Going to Dive into and Address this Issue

I'll talk about why it exists and how to put into practice advice and lessons that come your way.

And not just what you learn here, but what you come across anywhere else.

This will be a very important series of posts for everyone, so you definitely want to read them. At the end of the day, what good is consuming content if you are not going to put it into action?

So let’s take a step back the next few weeks from all the advice in our lives and focus on how to put them into practice.

Until next time,


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