Most people at some point in life want to invest in their personal development. With so much information available on the web, your brain can easily become overloaded. Often times that same information that you are seeking becomes the obstacle that prevents that development. So how do you know if you are taking in too much information? The short answer is when your head is about to explode.
Before you begin, write down a plan. Since this site is dedicated to starting a blog, let’s come up with a quick strategy. Grab a new notebook, yes a paper notebook, and some sharpened pencils with erasers. The reason I said a new notebook is because you do not need a notebook with other notes in it to distract you. I recommend pencils because pens can be a headache when you need them the most. Do NOT sit in front of a computer, nor watch television. It is OK to listen to soft music that have no lyrics. This is only recommended to help stimulate the brain for those who just can not stand a quiet room. Lastly, turn off all ringers.
Now that you have a work area free and clear from distractions, let’s get started. I want you to write down the following: what do you want to learn; what are you going to do with what you learn; when are you going to implement what you’ve learned; and how to measure your progress. After you have written down this information, bring your pencils and notebook to a computer. Search what you are looking for and save a few of the top searches in your favorites.
I also recommend youtube videos as well. It is important to have a variety of sources. Don’t take actions based on one perspective, which includes Smartblogprofits. While I’m flattered that you’ve chosen to read my blog post, I also want you to read other blogs so you can compare and decide which direction is best for you and your success. Once you have decided your source for implementing your plan, focus only on that one source. Dedicate some time on a daily basis as if you were scheduling a routine workout. Do not expect to start and finish in one day.
I also highly recommend you implement your plan in phases. Read a little, then take action. Do not go to the next step until you have finished the previous steps. Notice on my post “How to Start a Blog” how I detail step-by-step instructions from start to finish. If you haven’t read the post, I strongly suggest you start there first.
If your source is not an audio or video file, I suggest printing out the information. Sometimes tangible information is easier to digest and easier on the eyes. Be sure to track your progress by checking off your list in your notebook as you implement your plan. I wish you much success!