In this episode, I’ll be chatting to you about a quote I heard from the movie, The Glass Castle. Here’s how it goes – “Change the world; Don’t just add to the noise”.
I love this quote because there is way too much noise in this world. As a new business owner, I tend to hear a lot of noise. Whether it be from nay-sayers, people trying to sell me things or just other people’s opinions on how to run my business. Everyone has an opinion but it’s up to you whether you listen to it or not.
You must be critical of the noise around you or it can become very overwhelming.
- Quote from “The Glass Castle”
- Be critical of the noise you hear
- Don’t put people on pedestals
- Shiny object syndrome
- Don’t be a source of noise
If someone is trying to tell you how to run your business, or how to do your meditation or work on your hobbies and they have little or no experience in that field, don’t feel like you must take their advice. You can be polite and listen to them, but don’t just accept their noise. Be critical of it and discard what you don’t need.
Don’t take advice from imperfect people. Take advice and noise from people you trust, people who are successful in your chosen field. Just because one person seems to be doing amazing and living the ideal life you crave; don’t trust everything they say. People can talk the talk, but when it comes down to it they are just adding to the noise. Don’t put people on a pedestal – focus on you.
Don’t add to the noise, do the work instead of just talking about it. Instead of wasting your time and energy and money on taking unneeded courses, focus on the work that you need to do daily in order to move your business forward. It’s hard enough avoiding all of the noise that is coming at you daily, don’t add to the stress by avoiding your work as well.