Overwhelmed by Free Business Advice? How to Balance Learning & Doing (Ep 92)

Ah, the internet -- a vast place chock full of free information. You can teach yourself to do just about anything using the web, from running a business to learning a new language. What a time to be alive!

But, is it just us or is the sheer amount of STUFF out there just ... overwhelming sometimes?

If you've ever hit information overload when it comes to online business advice, you aren't alone.

Today's listener question, the third one in the Business Wisdom Series, comes from listener Madeline. She wants to know: How the the heck do you figure out who to really listen to? 

In this episode, we're talking about trusting the advice of others and how it can help make your business grow. We're also dishing real actionable tips to help you gauge whether your BS meter is finally tuned, or if it's time to scale back the noise and listen to you. 

Madeline's Question

Whose advice and counsel should I trust and listen to in the age of information overwhelm, specifically when it comes to business? And when I find "my people" to listen to, how much of it do I apply?

In the Courage half, we're talking about:

  • Different phases in business and how our need for information evolves over time
  • What it means to give yourself permission to be a beginner
  • Exactly how to absorb information that helps you get to the next step
  • What a "business advice" criteria can look like for yourself
  • The importance of a personal definition of success and “enoughness"

And then in the Clarity lightning round:

Steph's advice

  • If it sounds too good to be true, it probably is
  • What "just in time" learning can do for your skillset
  • Consider industry adjacent people

Megan's advice

  • Take time to self-reflect and stay in alignment with how you want to show up in the world
  • Be aware of the breadcrumbs and follow them 
  • Practice discernment for what truth and resonance feels like in your body
"If you are listening to things and you don't find it actionable, find someone who's gonna give you the heart and the head."
"Don't read someone else's book while you're writing your own.”