I've been there and I know how frustrating it can be with all of the information that's available out there. We're in the information age now and the rules have completely changed! You used to only have to work hard, get good grades, get a good job and retire at 65. Now, in the information age, you also need to keep up with the rapidly changing industries by making sure you have the latest, greatest information and skills, to keep you afloat in the business world.
Here's what I've learned in the last few years...
A good formal education is only as good as your ability to adapt to new and changing trends. What applies today, may not apply tomorrow. So how do you go about keeping up with these changes? How do you stay afloat? And how do you know what information is right and what is wrong?
In the past seven years, I've learned that a good indicator of the right information is to check it's validity by verifying its track record.
Here are a few questions you may ask on your search for the right information:
- Who has applied this information?
- Did they follow the information exactly the way it was outlined?
- What were their results?
These 3 questions will guide you to find the right people with the right information. If they have outlined the steps, have applied the steps outlined, and got the results they profess, that is a great indicator that what is being said is truth/right.
BEWARE! - Beware not to take advice from someone who speaks on a subject for which results have not followed. Many friends, family, and associates will be quick to freely give advice on subjects they know nothing about.
I give advice based on things I've experienced and tested. If I don't have experience in an area, I will lead people to someone who has.
If no path has been tread, which is unlikely, you must be willing to tread that path, apply the information exactly the way it's outlined, and see for yourself if the results follow. You can put anything to the test! If they say "do this and these results will follow", do it and see if the results follow. If they do, you've found the right information.
WARNING! - You MUST follow the information provided exactly the way it was outlined, in order to get the same results.
You cannot just dip your toe in the water and then say you went swimming! If you're serious about getting the results, you must jump in and start to swim - really put it to the test!
Although treading the waters yourself is an option, it's not the best option. It's always an easier path to find someone who has already done it and to gain some insight from them. (Click Here To Learn More About Doing It Right! From The Start)
Start by doing your research. Either find someone who has done it and gain insight from them or put it to the test yourself by jumping right in there and following the exact pattern outlined. If the results follow, you've just proved it to be the right information and as a bonus, you can now call yourself an expert on the subject ;)
As you do this, you'll be able to find the right information every time. This post may seem elementary, but we often take advice from people who have no idea what they're talking about - they haven't tread the waters themselves.