This morning, I was laying in bed thinking, praying, and talking to myself (I do this every morning before I get up) when I reached over and grabbed my iPhone – something I’ve done almost every morning lately.
After reaching over to grab my iPhone, I slid to unlock the phone and the first thing I did was click on the tweetdeck app. Why the tweetdeck app? No specific reason. I also use Hootsuite or the real twitter app too. It’s all preference really.
Now that the phone was unlocked and I was inside the app, I slid the screen over to my twitter list titled “Personal favorites”. My “Personal favorites” list is a collection of people that I feel add value to my life in some way. The list is filled with leaders, pastors, authors, speakers, game changers, visionaries, investors, and challengers. If you’re not one of these people, you’re probably not in my list. No hard feelings.
Everyone should have a twitter list that is built with people who add value to their life. If you don’t have one, create one today. It’s simple, just head over to twitter and start scanning through all the people you follow (Looking for the ones that add value to you) and start putting them into a list. If they don’t add value to you or at least have some relevance, don’t put them in your list. Lists help you stay focused, stay motivated, and get the news and information you need on a daily basis.
Something else I realized this morning while scrolling through my “personal favorites list” (while I was in bed) is that this is where I get “most” of my news and information. I don’t watch TV, I don’t listen to the radio, I often times don’t pull up my bookmarked sites, I just pull up my twitter list and get everything I need right there. Crazy how things change and evolve so fast, right?
Here’s why I love getting my news from my twitter list:
- It’s simple
- It’s all relevant and based on my interests.
- I created it – not the information, but the list.
- The articles were shared by intelligent people who I value.
- I could do it all from my iPhone in bed.
- I didn’t have to leave the app.
- Short and sweet