Stop Listening to Shit
I can remember the exact moment when my business and my life just skyrocketed. I can tell you right now, it’s when I stopped listening to shit.
The Morning Radio
Every single morning you’ll see more and more people get wake up or get in their car and put on the radio. They’ll listen to music, stories about which celebrity was caught with drugs or about who’s the newest richest billionaire. The media just wants your attention and they’ll get it through controversial ways. Some of their content can be good, but most of the time it’s distracting stuff that bogs you down.
The second that I started listening to things every morning, every afternoon and in between jobs like Jim Rohn, Tony Robbins and other inspirational leaders, I actually noticed my life change for the better. I started changing on the inside and everything that I changed on the inside started to come and affect me on the outside. For example, driving around I’d be listening how to:
- Plan my business my life better
- Communicate better
- Be a better leader
- Be a better speaker
- Be a better listener
I wasn’t listening to doof-doof music, and I started to notice the way that I would interact with people, the way that I’d start to listen to them, the way that I’d start to read people. And it turned me into a better communicator.
Shit is Out There
There’s nothing more important out there than what you’re filling in your head every day, so just be mindful of the shit that you’re taking in. Whether it’s consciously or subconsciously when you’re driving around, I think you’d be very surprised with the amount of shit you start to see going around in your life.
The more and more you start to pay attention to the things that are coming into your life, the more and more you’ll get fine-tuned to it. Once you start to realise how much crap is actually out there that you’re taking in, you’ll then become very sensitive. And you’ll start to shut off listening to those friends who talk crap about other people behind their back. You’ll shut off to the radio that’s talking about the latest tsunami. You shut off listening to the news when you get home.
Choose What You Listen To
Shut off to all that crap and start listening to things that are inspiring to you – things that are going to change your life things and uplift you. I get excited when I get in the car in the morning and I put on my podcasts by inspirational leaders around the world who are changing the world and changing their life.
There’s so much stuff out there that’s available to you, it’s not funny. I could seriously go shut off from the world for the next 2 or 3 years and just listen to podcasts about people who have changed their lives. They’ve come from nothing to something, they’ve got no arms and no legs, but they’re the best speaker in the world. People who are introverts and shy and scared who are talking on a stage in front of tens of thousands of people.
Those are the types of people you want to start listening to every day. Find people who are making a difference and are inspiring to you. Start to pay attention today to what you’re listening to and find out what you’re filling your ears with.