If you are like me, you love to learn.
Often, I am reading a book, applying a concept from another book, and buying a book all within the same hour.
So I have come up with a rule for myself: Five Teachers at a Time
It keeps things focused and clean. I edit any materials that aren't from the five teachers I am working on. If I find a new teacher I HAVE to learn from, then I edit out another one.
For learning about weight coaching and writing my book, If I am So Smart Why Can't I Lose Weight? my five teachers were:
Arielle Ford (book publishing)
When I created the Self Coaching 101 model, my teachers were:
Jill Bolte Taylor
For It Was Always Meant to Happen that Way and The Rowdy work we created, my teachers were:
Daniel LaPorte (Style Statement)
Dave Ramsey (Money)
Henry Cloud (Boundaries)
And now, as I study every single thing I can get my hands on having to do with "non creepy" marketing, this is who I have chosen to teach me:
The truth is- I want more. I want all the teachers I can get my hands on. I want to read them all. When one of the teachers above recommends a book-I want to read it. But I can't. I need to focus. I need to take what I am learning and apply it.
More importantly, I need to take what I learn and make it my own. I need to simplify it in my way that make it accessible to my readers and students. I don't have the luxury of getting all convoluted with complication and information overload.
I recommend you try this in your own study and research. It makes learning and then applying so much easier.