I’m not sure about you, but I receive dozens of emails, e-newsletters, links, and posts of items I should be reading, today. I could spend the first two+ hours of my day just sorting through all the things I should know, or at least should be aware of in, and still not make a dent. I keep sorting it, trying to manage it all, and currently I have:
- a folder dedicated to daily newsletters that I rarely visit, but at least they don’t hit my in-box;
- a folder filled with webinars I missed, but really need to watch;
- a host of “saved” posts on LinkedIn that I plan to read, later today, but most likely won’t.
It’s too overwhelming. But I know I need to stay on top of these trends, and news stories, and happenings within my industry that will make me better at what I do.
One a day. But what?
The only solution I can think of right now is that once a day I can find the time to stop and read one thing, and share that with the world.
What’s the one thing that stood out, caught my attention (usually with a great headline), and inspired me in some way?
The best way I have found to find these articles is by having a select group on Twitter (haven’t figured out how to cull that list on Facebook or LinkedIn yet) where I will pause when they post.
They are leaders in the legal industry. Leaders in business. Certain reporters and publications. Personal colleagues and friends. I let them do some of the heavy sorting for me. What are THEY reading today? If they’re sharing it, there might be something there.
Today the “If you read only one thing today, read this” winner is Jordan Furlong and a post of his that caught my eye on LinkedIn: