We live in an information age. There is so much information out there at people’s fingertips that it’s not as sacred as it once was. Do you remember the Britannica Encyclopedias? Now it’s incredibly easy to search for information especially with the help of the likes of Google and Wikipedia.
How do you know if it’s information you can trust? Well for starters you can study the background of the person putting the information out or the organization. In my line of work as a personal trainer does the trainer have positive testimonials? Does the person practice what they preach, meaning do they follow their advice?
I get my information from greats who are in organizations like Strong First and Strength Matters. I also get my information from people who have fought in the trenches longer than I have and who have more experience than me. People like Todd Durkin, Eric Cressey, Dan John and Franz Snideman to name a few.
Be careful where you get your information from. Just a simple search on Google “How to Get In Shape” produces 422,000,000 results. That’s a lot of fluff! Another example “How To Get More Money” on Google produces 1,130,000,000.
The bottom line is since we live in the information age you need to do more due diligence than before when we just had Brittanica Encyclopedias. You need to work harder to make sure the information is legit than you had to do 20 or 30 years ago.