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May
27
2018

Why I’ve Stopped Listening To All Gurus

There are so many gurus these days fighting for our attention.

Gurus of all kinds.

Health gurus, fitness gurus, business gurus, financial gurus, relationship gurus, you name it.

There was a time (not so long ago) that I would listen and consume as much information from these so called gurus as I could.

Read, consume, watch, listen, read… all but actually DO anything with the information I was consuming.

Which by the way was always the “first of it’s kind” information or “success secrets” no one else was talking about or a “financial hack” that no one knew about but that I was going to be enlightened by (read sold) with their must have information.

Consume, consume, consume…. do nothing, do nothing, do nothing.

That was me.

And yet I couldn’t understand why things weren’t changing for me.

I was learning, gathering valuable info, learning so much.

Too much actually.

Because while I was learning lots, I was doing little with what I was learning.

Where to start, whose direction to take, whose idea to follow, who, what, where, when, why, how = overwhelm for me.

My continuous consumption of all the info the gurus had to share became nothing more than major distractions keeping me from my goals and doing what I already knew I wanted to do and how.

I absolutely value learning, but not at the expense of my goals.

And while I’ve stopped listening to the gurus, especially the ones with all the “secrets”, I do continue to consume, learn, and grow from a select few sources I trust.

One of them being my mentor the late Jim Rohn, whose work continues to inspire and motivate me.

The other is my own internal guru, otherwise known as intuition, gut feeling, little voice, call it what you will.

It’s this guru that has come through for me time and time again. 

Lots more in this episode of my Mornings With Mike podcast.

You’re awesome…

Cheers!

Mike

author: Mike Goncalves

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