This Made Me Sad Today

Last Update: October 27, 2017

Let me start out by saying that I am a nurse by profession and was one for 20+ years. I love helping people and I want to see them succeed.

I have been helping a member here for a few days through PM with a problem they were having with their website. We figured out a few things and today there was more problems.

All good, we can handle it! But, during her conversation with me, they felt they were spending too much time on this problem and their rank here at WA was falling...WHAT? They felt that they were juggling too much and couldn't keep up with WA ranking and their website.

They had family commitments to attend to and would have to put our conversation on hold for a few hours.

PEOPLE!!!!! Your rank here at WA is not making you money! Your rank on google will!!! Please do not confuse the two.

You are here to build a business. It's a bonus if you can help others, but until you have the luxury to do that, concentrate on building your business. PERIOD!

Please, build your business! That is what we are here for. We aren't here to read the endless posts by people that have nothing to do with building a business. I click off those faster than you can even believe!

I just think it is sad that people believe that WA ranking is more important or just as important than their website ranking.....

Thanks for reading my rant. I just had to get this off my chest!

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drjec Premium
This is a great point. Interaction here at WA should be to help and be helpful not to build rank.
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JeanL Premium
Indeed!
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DoubleTap Premium
Absolutely Jean, this past fiasco that we had with ranking and ambassadorship has left a numbness in some of the new folks minds. Unfortunately it's going to take a bit more of a process to get normalcy back in a lot of folks minds.

Pride really sucks canal water!!!
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JeanL Premium
Lol, it sure does! I just don't understand how some people think it's okay to post nonsense for the sake of ranking....beyond me
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DoubleTap Premium
I"m so with ya' Jean. It just gets monotonous going through all these supposed "motivational" posts! Well meant... maybe... effective... only in annihilating my inbox...)-:

PLEASE, my friends... give me stuff I can get my teeth into... I'm hungry for learnin', I wanna get this thing done!

Dang soap box got away from me.. (-;
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JeanL Premium
Love it!!
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MKearns Premium
Ranking has a minor part in the formulation and inciting necessary to jump start a business Jean. It's not the whole thing but cant be completely ignored!
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JeanL Premium
What? How is WA ranking needed to jump start a business? I understand interaction as needed, but to concentrate on it? NO
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MKearns Premium
Competition which is an inherent part of it is present in the survival of any business Jean! I see this as being designed for a reason or it wouldn't be here in the first place!
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DoubleTap Premium
Ahhh, Michael my friend... During this past boondoggle of Ambassador and rank spanking, rank became that shiny object that we had for at least 2 years constantly talked about avoiding.

Even now some of the remaining ambassadors give out faulty answers to questions ... answers that are results of a Google search but yet when clicked on and opened up many times don't even have anything to do with the question asked... just pure laziness.

Earlier today I saw a guy asking a genuine question. He desired an answer from someone that was factual, a solution that would take care of his problem then. Instead someone gave him a link to something from Google which required him to go and do more research on something that didn't even begin to pan out.

I was so frustrated and upset for this guy that I couldn't even see straight.

Sometimes we get too comfortable being unreachable in the privacy of our homes. But if we're going to help these guys, especially the noobs, we need to imagine that we're talking to these guys face to face and we need to give responsible answers, we need to put a little genuine effort into it.

And above all things we need to direct the noobs to the training and help them get blinders on and help them go straight forward, help keep them from going side to side.
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JeanL Premium
So, still not understanding. How is competition in WA associated with your business? Please explain.
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MKearns Premium
For the time being I'm happy hanging in just outside the heated kitchen at rank 26. The idea behind an institution doesn't always work out ideally. But I'm convinced Kyle and Carson do their best!
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JeffL61 Premium
Amen, Jean! It's what I've been saying ever since Kyle/Carson implemented the new ranking system. A percentage of members here at WA simply have completely forgotten exactly WHAT caused them to join this community and training program in the first place.

If a person has become so focused on his/her ranking to the detriment of what could be put into developing an incredibly profitable online business then all I can say is that I truly feel sorry for that individual.

Exactly what you stated in your outstanding article, Jean. Now if only these members will just listen. But, you know we're all adults here, not kids age 10 and under. We should be responsible enough to make our own decisions as to what is important and what is not. Everyone is the captain of his/her own ship!

Make the wrong decisions and suffer the consequences!
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JeanL Premium
We are all adults and we can make our own decisions! I just don't understand posts like "You can't trust anyone" and open it up to a bunch of Memes.

Sorry, but I came here to learn and not look at crap like that.
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AlexEvans Premium
Striking that balance can be so very helpful, sound advice Jean something that we should all keep in mind.
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JeanL Premium
Thanks, Alex, we should all keep it in mind, indeed!
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