A Lesson Learned!

Last Update: June 26, 2017

This is a fictional story about a woman who wanted to earn online.

Once upon a time, there was a woman named Tabby. She was searching for a way to earn online. Then one day she discovered Wealthy Affiliates and was so excited to finally find a program that was legitimate. She started to follow the lessons in the Certification Course and was happily building her website according to what she learned.

Then one day she decided to read some posts and tutorials from other members. "Oh my" she exclaimed. "My website doesn't have any of this stuff they are talking about". Tabby starting thinking that she must be doing something wrong. This opened the door to self-doubt about what she had already accomplished and this soon lead her to feel discouraged. Tabby let herself get so consumed by all this information that without even realizing it she was neglecting her lessons.

Being that Tabby was a new member she didn't realize that the posts and tutorials she was reading were from more experienced people that are way ahead of her in training. Each time Tabby would go back to the lessons she would see that the things that were missing on her website are now being taught to her. She began to see the pattern and realized that the lessons are set up in a way to help you build your site step-by-step without taking leaps and passing by valuable information. Tabby now realized that she should follow every lesson and not get ahead of herself. She thought to herself, this is like teaching a 4-year old math, they can't add the numbers until they learn what numbers are.

Now Tabby is once again happily building her website. She still reads posts and tutorials from other members but now she bookmarks the ones that are ahead of where she is for later use. Tabby has now realized how helpful the WA community can be. She also realized that you can get over consumed with it and neglect your own progress. Tabby found her happy medium and compares it to ice cream. Take the valuable bits and pieces you learn from the community and use it to help build your website, just like putting sprinkles on your ice cream. But remember not to spend too much time doing it or your ice cream will melt.

I'm sure some of the members here can relate to this story. If you are new to WA use this as a lesson and don't let your ice cream melt!

Happy learning,


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Catwoman1459 Premium
You're welcome, thank you for reading.
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DrTad Premium
Thank you Cathy for great advice.
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Afro Gringo Premium
Yes, definitely know what you mean. Thats whybIm not as far I should be. Thanks for the good words
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Catwoman1459 Premium
You're welcome, glad you enjoyed the story.
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Carson1 Premium
Hi everyone I'm Tabby...... hi Tabby ha thanks for the reminder...ATB Carson 1
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Catwoman1459 Premium
LOL, I was a Tabby too. :)
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boucherda Premium
Oh boy - how we relate to this
Great post , thanks
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Catwoman1459 Premium
Thanks, glad you liked it!
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TheDummyOfWA Premium
What a good story!! Sounded a little like the way I was feeling in the beginning..lol..But not anymore! :)
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Catwoman1459 Premium
Glad to know you got passed this stage.
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Lbath5 Premium
Nice story. Lol! Was me for sure.
Thank you for sharing
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Catwoman1459 Premium
Thanks, that was me too!:)
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ericpierre Premium
Nice fable Cathy, with a lot of truth in it! Thanks for sharing!
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Catwoman1459 Premium
You're welcome, glad you enjoyed it.
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Etep Premium
I can so relate to Tabby.
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Catwoman1459 Premium
I think many can too!
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VeronicasLuv Premium
YAY FOR TABBY!!!

I was fortunate enough to know how much I didn't know, so I was not easily swayed by the tutorials given. If I read the title of a tutorial that I had no idea what it meant, I just skipped over it and kept it moving. I still use that system today! When skimming through my email notifications, if I come across something that seems like too much for my brain cells to absorb, I just delete it. I believe, with every fiber if my being, that I will receive all that I need at just the right time, so I no longer get frantic that I may miss something important.
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Catwoman1459 Premium
You're a very smart lady! :)
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VeronicasLuv Premium
Some days, Cathy, only some days!
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cizamazula Premium
I can relate.
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Catwoman1459 Premium
Yes, me too!
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bethcharron Premium
I am quilty of this as well Also you have to show me how to do the moving cat in your signature please That is cool
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Catwoman1459 Premium
I can't remember what site I made it on. I will try to find the link for you.
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Howardc Premium
I want you to know, Cathy, that I sure can. That's where I am right now. Thanks for the information. You wrote the blog for me!!!
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Catwoman1459 Premium
You're welcome, glad you found it helpful. It's always good to find out your not alone and many of us have felt the same way.
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Mike-Writes Premium
Great story, Cathy.
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Catwoman1459 Premium
Thanks, glad you enjoyed it!
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WTucker1 Premium
thanks, Tabby
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Catwoman1459 Premium
You're welcome!
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SuzaMarie Premium
Very well done, Cathy! So true and so accurate!
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Catwoman1459 Premium
Thank you!
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KTurman1 Premium
I love this! Probably because it describes exactly what I was going through myself when I was completing the training courses! I am earmarking this to share with each and every one of my referrals! Thank you!
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Catwoman1459 Premium
Yes, I think many of us can relate to this story. Thank you for sharing this!
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AchuthanN1 Premium
So practical and true as I have been there before.
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Catwoman1459 Premium
I agree many of us have.
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Ivine Premium
Hi Cathy, what a great story. Irv.
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Catwoman1459 Premium
Thanks!:)
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jtaienao Premium
I definitely can relate to Tabby's story. Thank you for sharing this wonderful story Cathy.
Jerome
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Catwoman1459 Premium
You're welcome, I can relate very well too!
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MKearns Premium
Replenish your content ice cream frequently Cathy!
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Catwoman1459 Premium
I do, I do!
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spurway Premium
nice story and a great idea to promote Wealthy Affiliate
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Catwoman1459 Premium
Thank you!
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DebbieRose Premium
Tabby 's story is right on point...giving us all a valuable lesson. Thank you. Debbie
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Catwoman1459 Premium
You're welcome. Glad you enjoyed it!
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mickeyb123 Premium
This is a topic that is having a lot of interest in it the past couple of days!

Thank you for reminding me.
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Catwoman1459 Premium
You're welcome, glad you liked it.
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ElroyFrench Premium
Sounds like someone I know quite well. Thanks Cathy.
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Catwoman1459 Premium
Hmm, let me guess! LOL
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PMbaluka Premium
Thanks Cathy for that inspiring story. I think I once found myself in Tabby's shoes and I learned the hard way.
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Catwoman1459 Premium
Glad you enjoyed it. I think many of us have been in her shoes. :)
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mattered68 Premium
Thank you for sharing Tabby's story,As a newbie i can certainly relate to tabby's journey.It is all to easy to get caught up reading posts and tutorials,etc and get sidetracked from what should be the primary focus of a newbie..following the training.
I don.t like melted ice cream so i think i will heed Tabby's advice.
Thanks Cathy.
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Catwoman1459 Premium
You're welcome, glad you enjoyed it. I don't like melted ice cream either. :)
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cbuffone Premium
You covered the Newbie syndrome so eloquently, skipping steps to move ahead is so, so tempting. Clearly, patience is key, and for the love of God, don't skip steps. Well done!
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Catwoman1459 Premium
Thank you, glad you enjoyed it. I hope it helps others.
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pablocortina Premium
Thank you for sharing
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Catwoman1459 Premium
You're welcome!
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ContentBySue Premium
What a great story, Cathy! I can completely relate to this!
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Catwoman1459 Premium
Thank you, I think many of us can. :)
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Renet Premium
Thanks for posting!

Rene'
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Catwoman1459 Premium
You're welcome!
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lgobeille Premium
Love this!
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Catwoman1459 Premium
Thank you!
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susanmacneil Premium
Yes, I can totally relate.

Thank you for your post!

Susan
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Catwoman1459 Premium
Yes, me too! Thanks for reading.
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