It’s neither kind nor practical to give people too much information at once. But many of us (I’m one of them) somehow wants to teach EVERYTHING in one go. Guess what, it’s not a good idea. It’s much harder to learn something in a state of overload.

How many things did you learn, perfectly, the first time lesson?  Even the most talented people have to practice to turn that talent into a skill.  If it’s something they love, they will spend a lifetime on going deeper, connecting ideas, creating new possibilities.   I’m told the time required to become an expert in anything is around ten thousand hours!

In case you are worried that someone has already learned everything they need somewhere else:

* How many books on the SAME topic are on your shelves?
* How many exercise/yoga classes have you taken from different teachers?  Can you ever say ‘that’s enough’ I don’t need to repeat that any more?  
* How many webinars have you watched, drip-feeding information on building your business – most of which you probably didn’t implement but over time the concepts have built up and become useful?  
* How many times have you read or heard something and suddenly remembered that you already knew it but weren’t doing anything with it?
* What books have you read twice, years apart, and discovered something totally new in them, because YOU have changed and grown in the meantime?
* How many layers has your personal therapeutic or spiritual journey worked through?  Are you still hungry for information, ideas, support, experiences, nurturing, even time out?  

Consider giving people time to learn by sharing information in smaller chunks. Share the same thing in different formats to help people with different learning styles. Allow them time to digest it. It’s ok to repeat yourself.

ONCE isn’t enough.  If it’s good, people enjoy it. When they are ready, they will want more.

Love, light and laughter,
Jen Tiller

Information Overload