There is alot of noise these days. Probably more than ever. The good thing is that filtering the noise is actually possible. In the conversation age you have a choice of what you consume. With choices comes decisions…asking yourself “what do I read”, “who do I become friends” with “what business opportunities I pursue”.
While chatting with Shane Mac the other week, he made a point to say he follows those who “get it”. I mean we only have some much information we can consume, so many people we can stay in contact with (148 to be exact), we must discriminate some how for the mere fact that our time is finite. So why not discriminate based on “who gets it”.
If someone “gets it”, then they have an understanding of who they are, what moves them, what their goals are. They have reached a level of mental clarity beyond the norm. These people or sources have genuine value to add to the world and a perceptive that differentiates them from the “normalized” majority.
So when you are choosing who or what to follow…keep the filtering process simple. Don’t judge based on popularity or blind reciprocity, instead make sure they “get it” and just as importantly, that their followers “get it”.
If they leave you feeling awakened and slightly confused, you are heading down the right path.