Online courses? Blog posts? Podcasts? Too much information? Join the club. I hope this helps. This post is based on an article I found on Medium. I may turn this kind of summary into a series of self development articles.
Before I turn to the article let me say this. I have been researching and reading volumes over the past twelve months. The internet is a wonderful thing. But there is so much stuff out there!
Before you accuse me of adding to it I willingly plead guilty! Yet, it is done in an effort to aid and guide you the reader. To try and short circuit the time involved in ‘getting to the good stuff.’
I hope to turn this post into series. I intend to focus on one article and summarize it for you. Most of them, if not all, will be in the niche of ‘self-development.’ [PS it is now a series of self development articles]
Feedback is always welcome.
Summary of the Article
There is a guy called Ayodeji and he has written this article that appeared on Medium – Why Online Courses, Podcasts and Blog Posts Won’t Solve all Your Problems.
He is right of course. I have previously written about information overload. It’s a big problem in this digital age.
I believe I have found a solution.
Reading Time of the Article
Favorite Quote from the Author
About the Author and 3 Lessons Learned
Ayodeji is an author, personal development blogger, and wannabe philosopher. What comes across loud and clear about Ayodeji is his thirst for information. His observation that the more information you seek the less active you become is resoundingly accurate.
He advocates taking action always. He is equally as vehement in his opinion of multi-level marketing (MLM) schemes quoting a “99.9% failure rate.”
The article is on the money. It is so difficult to keep abreast of all the material that is available out there. He likens MLM to “joining a cult.” I know what he means. I have been there, done it and got the tee shirt!
He also deals with another irony created of his own making. In his own way he appears to be denigrating the plethora of “blog posts, podcasts, online courses, books, more blog posts, hacks, tips, tricks, methods, frameworks, formulas” but of course he is actively promoting his own book.
His answer –
“Some readers have pointed out that I just told to stop reading blogs and take action, then proceed to ask them to subscribe to my blog.
My reply? — I do what I want.”
It’s worth a read. After all it’s only a 4-minute read. I do agree with the main sentiment of the article – ACT NOW! DO IT!
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The Book Blurb on Ayodeji’s Book
Do you feel stuck in your circumstances? Do you have big dreams, but lack the right strategy to reach your goals? If you answered yes to either of these questions, read more to learn about what this book can do for you. This book is for:
People who know there’s more to life than the “cookie-cutter” options laid out for us.
People who know what they want from life, but feel a bit “stuck,” and need an extra push to reach their goals.
People who have big dreams for their lives, but keep getting sidetracked.
People who are motivated, but need direction and guidance in finding their life’s purpose.
Look, the purpose of this book isn’t just to get you “hyped up.” If you’re completely lazy with no ambition there isn’t a book out there that can help you. This book is for people who know deep down they could be doing more and need some strategies to get where they truly want to be. I’ve been in your position. I know how you feel. You set goals and fall short. You have big dreams and you know it’s possible to achieve them, but they intimidate you. You’ve been following the conventional path and you know it doesn’t suit you at all. You know you have the talent and ability to succeed, but you need to create a plan that will finally work. Are you the type of person who is willing to invest in yourself and your future? I know what you might be saying to yourself… “Is this book worth it?” If all this book did was give you a useful strategy to kick your procrastination habits and make real progress towards your goals….would it be worth it? If all this book did was give you that much needed kick in the pants for you to “snap out of it,” and get back on track…would it be worth it? If all this book did was help you find more clarity about what you should do with your life…would it be worth it? If you answered yes to any of these questions, I think the answer to whether or not you should invest in yourself and buy this book is clear. What’s stopping you from living the life of your dreams? Scroll up to the top and select “Buy now with one click.”
Indeed! Here I sit reading blogs instead of doing what I like to do best, working on improving my photography. 🙂
And yet, I learn from them as well. One has to be selective about his or her choice of bloggers. Some for the experience, some for the beauty, some simply for the fun of it.
Thank you for providing me experiences from the Phillipines.
Thank you, John. That’s why you should try the free trial of Blinkist! To save time so you can work on your photography. I guess that’s one of the things about “this here” blog – it’s a mixed bag! A little like me, I like being unpredictable sometimes 🙂