I was called ‘ignorant’ last week by a member of my family.
Turns out I was unaware of some of the latest political developments.
They tutted at my ignorance.
Now, rather than let sleeping dogs lie, I took the mature approach…
…I poked the bear.
And I explained that I haven’t fully watched, read, or consumed the news in over two years.
Their face melted in shock as they exclaimed something along the lines of “How could I!? Democracy! Education! Information!”
Truth is and over the years I’ve come to the conclusion that if you want to stay productive, profitable and on point….
… Then for men like you and I, the news is bad for business and most don’t need it.
Because if the last 18 months have taught us anything it’s that the news is designed to make you feel down, depressed and dependent – by hijacking your emotional state…
… and controlling how you feel.
Consider that the power to turn you from:
- Placid to pissed off…
- Calm to confused…
- Relaxed to ravaged…
Now I don’t know about you, but me, I like to be in control of my emotions.
It’s when I make good decisions, good choices and good money.
… and why I set up on my own in the first place – because I didn’t want to be controlled by some other arsehole.
Raising the question this week…
….Why would you give that power and control to the news cycle?
Because in the cold hard light of day scrolling the news will rarely move the dial in your favour.
It’s more likely to distract you, destroy your focus and drive out every last drop of optimism on its way.
Make More. Provide More. Be More.