Our brains are incredible machines capable of growing and expanding, depending on the information we feed it. Are you fueling it with reality tv, a podcast with new information, or a best selling book?
Don’t get me wrong, I love to sit and binge watch my favorite tv show once in a while, catch up with Scooby and the gang on a classic tv channel, or just do a little chin wagging with my favorite person in the evening. But what would happen if you spent half the time you would’ve already spent exploring different information channels.
Perhaps you hear something that challenges your thoughts or perceptions. Maybe you learn a different solution for a current issue holding you back. You may even be inspired to replace a habit that has a negative effect on you with a positive one.
I learned to ask three very powerful questions to all my new friends or acquaintances a few years ago. They are:
1. What are you reading?
2. What are you watching?
3. What are you listening to?
These three simple questions give me insight into what motivates and inspires the other person. It also gives me an opportunity to find more interesting content I can explore.
So, to answer your question:
1. I am reading Atomic Habits by James Clear
2. I am watching YouTube videos about installing vinyl plank flooring, and
3. I am listening to a podcast about and directed to local startups.