Being the Black Sheep this weekend meant embracing the zombie life at the Surfers Paradise Zombie Walk! (I know! I look absoloutely FABULOUS, don't I?) The event helps to raise much needed funds for the Brain Foundation to reasearch neurological disorders, brain disease and brain injuries. They are doing AMAZING work in that field and need community support.
To help you take care of that beutiful brain of yours, I've got a super-hot-tip around learning and researching that will make you more efficient and save you from a headache or two!
Think about when you normally learn something or start to research something. Maybe it's a new skill or you're looking into a new holiday destination. What would you normally do? Go and read EVERYTHING you can find! And what's wrong with that? You might need some of that informaition one day! JUST IN CASE. Or not. That approach is not helping you get ANYTHING done. And the real downside is that the more you read, the more you "take in" - the more that gets lost in the bottomless pit that is your brain. TOTAL INEFFICIENCY.
So how do we get around that? EASY. Gather our infomrmation JUST IN TIME instead!
What does that look like? It's pretty simple really. Only go searching for WHAT you need, WHEN you need it!
Need to do research for an article you're writing? Start just before you put pen to paper. Not the week before!
Thinking of taking a trip to a new holiday destination? Dig into research JUST before you book. Not 6 months earlier!
That's not to say that you stop reading for personal development or pleasure! But if it's for a SPECIFIC PURPOSE - do yourself a favour and JUST IN TIME it!
Be The Black Sheep