I Followed Directions

Last Update: April 05, 2021

Today was my day to do some much needed repairs on our RV. I changed the brake and backup lights. I fixed the backup camera and did some minor work on the interior. The big thing I wanted to accomplish was servicing our onboard generator.

Although I have always worked on cars, I have worked on a generator. Of course, I went to Youtube to find a tutorial on the generator in the header image. It's a Cummings Onan 4000. Youtube had tutorials on everything I needed to do. I followed the instructions and everything went well.

Because I had worked on engines, I knew what was meant by an air filter, SAE 30 engine oil, a spark plug, etc. The instructions just told me how to use these familiar things on this unfamiliar piece of equjipment.

I realized that this is the same thing we need to do every time we participatge in a WA training or follow a tutorial. If we ask a question, we need to read and apply the answer to get the benefit of someone else's experience. It would have been easy for me to take a guess at what the right replacement spark plug should be. I might have picked the right plug, but maybe not. The tutorial told me exactly what plug to use. It might seem easy to experiment with something we need to do on our website. But, it makes more sense to follow instructions and do things right the first time.

There were several steps to servicing my generator. The tutoriat helped me get through all of them. There are lots of things that need to be done correctly to build a successful online business. In both cases, following instructions make it easy to "Keep on Fishin."

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JeffreyBrown Premium Plus
Awesome, Jim, and I loved the appropriate "tie-in" to WA for how we work on and service our" income generators"!

Jeff
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drjec Premium
Thanks for stopping to read the post and offer your comment.
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JeffreyBrown Premium Plus
You're very welcome, Jim!
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edhozubin Premium
I agree 100%. Whenever I get something new, I read the booklet cover to cover before I do anything else. It is the only way to get off on the right foot. Great example of the Right Way Jim.
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drjec Premium
Thanks and thanks for taking the time to read that little post.
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wammark Premium
Great analogy Jim. It's easy to get carried away by the know-it-all mindset only to end up needing to undo some steps. Tutorials do save a lot of time when followed. Thanks for sharing.

We are Blessed.
Mark
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drjec Premium
I don't know why, but often I try to do something the first time myself and then have to follow directions. Thanks for reading and commenting.
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wammark Premium
You're welcome. We all need that little nudge back onto the right path and your post provided a timely one.

We are Blessed.
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RogerMackley Premium
Good job Jim.
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drjec Premium
Thanks and thanks for taking the time to read and comment.
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