Filtering the Noise

We are living in a golden age of information. If there’s something you want to learn, someone somewhere is sharing (or selling) how to do it.

A great place to start learning is to figure out what options you have at your fingertips.

Not all resources are of the same quality and impact. You could spend hours and hours watching YouTube videos on anything (like fly fishing 🎣) or spend days reading about entrepreneurship on a billion blogs or social accounts. But just because the content exists, doesn’t mean it’s worth your time.

There are countless people teaching things they don’t actually do or know how to do. Experimenting is great. I eat that stuff up. But it’s good to filter out anyone/content that talks big but doesn’t actually practice what they speak.

That being said, there’s an incredible amount of free knowledge out there (and an insane amount of paid content as well). This is a perfect time to invest in your practice or the skills you want to become great at.

The more immersive, the more effective. Meaning, don’t just watch a cooking video, or a tutorial on programming in python—go out there and get some hands-on experience.

Armchair knowledge is great for parties (zoom parties?), but not so much for becoming a master in something.

Who’s good at this I can look to for tips and insight? Who is knee-deep in their craft I can emulate?

STAY BOLD, Keep Pursuing— Josh Waggoner | Daily Blog #1831

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