The Easiest Timesaver: Stop Googling Things for Other People
By: Brittney Martinson
Our Head of Client Success and passionate wanderluster, Brittney Martinson, shares a timesaving tip.
This is one of those blog posts that you can read the title and the subtitle and know everything you need to know, no need to actually read the post. You’re welcome. However, if verbal freshness and cool ways to avoid googling things for others interests you, please continue.
To be candid, I fell into this trap time and time again until I realized it was a huge time-waste. Anyone could ask me a question I didn’t know the answer to and I would immediately proceed to conduct some form of googling, provide the answer in as many words as possible, and be a conversation hero. yay.
The truth is, they could have found the same information simply by typing that question into the massive search engine themselves.
I wasn’t special. Not in this instance anyway.
Here is the cold, hard truth. If you are googling for someone, it means you don’t have the answer.
And here is another important truth: it’s ok to say, “I don’t know.”
You don’t actually have to know everything to be special or successful. In fact, it falls more in your favor to recognize and acknowledge what you don’t know. Use that extra space and confidence to share what you DO know. Find where you provide the most value and do more of THAT. An entrepreneur I follow and trust, Ryan Heath, says “The Value Added is You.” He couldn’t be more right.
You might be wondering, “Brittney, what should I do with my newfound free time?”
Excellent question, but I am not going to google it for you. Instead, I would tell you to click HERE.
You can be sassy and clever too! Next time someone asks a question and you don’t know the answer, share this link with them. And seriously, just stop googling things for other people. You are wasting your dear, sweet time.