Come Rain or Shine Episode 284 Developing a New Point of View“Just because the information is at our fingertips doesn’t mean we’re always leveraging it to actually get stuff done and do things.”

In today’s fast-paced world, information is readily accessible, yet many of us struggle to leverage it effectively. We often find ourselves consuming content for entertainment purposes rather than using it to fuel personal growth and development. It’s easy to forget the power of new perspectives and information. Developing a new point of view could transform the way we approach new ideas and expand our knowledge. You just need to know what to do once you access the information.

It all starts with identifying the areas you want to improve in. Is there a specific topic or skill you’ve been meaning to work on? AI? Project management? Strategy? Choose your focus and gather knowledge. Hit the books, read articles, listen to podcasts, and watch videos on your chosen topic. Immerse yourself in the wealth of information available to you. But don’t just consume passively—take notes and highlight key insights for future reference.

Make sure to expand the sources you gain information from. Don’t rely on one book or one expert. Seek a variety of perspectives and opinions. Google the best books, search for credible articles, and tap into online courses. The more sources you explore, the more well-rounded your understanding will be.

As you learn and gain new perspectives it is important to capture everything. Whether you use a digital note-taking app or a physical notebook, create a dedicated space to collect your learnings. Jot down quotes, examples, and references that resonate with you. This way, you’ll have a bank of knowledge to draw upon when needed.

Once you develop a new perspective, apply what you’ve learned. Use your newfound knowledge to shape your point of view and problem-solving approach. Don’t just let it gather dust—put it to work. Share your perspective in conversations, presentations, or even in written content like articles or blog posts.

Developing a new point of view is an ongoing process. Stay curious and keep seeking knowledge. As Zig Ziglar once said, “You don’t have to be great to start, but you have to start to be great.” Keep exploring and growing.

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Episode Highlights

02:09 Self-education and developing expertise, with a focus on AI.

04:34 Leverage multiple sources of expertise for continued growth.

08:44 Books help expand perspective on information and current events.

10:33 Storytelling in books stays within your subconscious.

15:39 Improve skills by building your own knowledge bank.

16:15 Importance of capturing and referencing information.