What Are You Great At? It Wasn't Always That Way.

Last Update: September 22, 2016

There is the natural tendency to fear anything new. The most common excuse preventing someone from starting something is the fact that they are totally "green" to it. I hear this on a daily basis.

"I don't know if I can do this because I am totally green to this whole internet business/marketing thing".

Yeah, well guess what. I was once green too. In fact, there was a time when I didn't even have a computer, or know how to turn on a computer. A time when I didn't know the first thing about affiliate marketing and a time where I hadn't made a cent online.

This could go for anything in my life. Whether it was riding a bike, driving a car, being a parent, playing basketball, or how to properly use a fork an knife to eat my dinner.

I was once green to all of them.

Think of the one thing that you are the best at, the most efficient at, that you feel you are an expert in. You were once totally green to that as well.

Now if it ever crosses your mind that you are GREEN to something as you move forward in this journey, that is OK. Any expert you see around you was also in your exact same "state" at one point being totally new to the topic or the subject matter. It doesn't take long to go from being green, to being knowledgeable and proficient at something.

You can learn this. You can learn anything.

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DBremer Premium
At mid-life (age 44) I felt "called" into ministry. I had a kid in college and another coming along, but I went for. I went to seminary for three years and pastored two churches. Did I know how to preach? NO. Did I know how to perform a funeral? NO The point is, I learned as I went. Asked for help and 28 years later retired.
NOW, I AM going to learn to be an online entrepreneur!
Who will help me????
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CravenATAT Premium
We all will. We are one large community and were all in the same boat as you when we started here.
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Marsha50 Premium
Isn't knowledge wonderful? We start out knowing NOTHING about a subject - then one day we know something. I have only been here with WA for 2 weeks but I have gained so much knowledge when I stop and think about what I have learned in that short time. Maybe we need to stop obsessing about what we DON'T know and think about the little we DO know. Then that knowledge will grow.
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Starbound Premium
Hi Kyle,

Thank you for this encouragement.

Learning this business will boost my confidence. Owning a home-based business is a dream I have had since childhood. I have failed at many attempts in the past. At this stage in my life, I will pursue it. "Better later then not at all," is a quote often spoken by my mother. It is a prodding that propels me forward and I welcome.

Thank you for this wonderful and supportive platform for skittish persons like myself.

Much appreciation,
Lovetta**
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DShensky Premium
Some people are just close minded and they don't want to see changes occur because they don't want to learn a new way of doing something---they happy staying where they are---

Then too you have others who have a high steadiness behavior pattern who do everything according to the manual but have difficulty handling change in their life
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frog2008w Premium
The concept of change is very hard for some, and I think fear is a great dibiitator if that's a word. Fear of doing something new can keep one from experiencing great things. I guess it's all about taking a leap of faith, at least that's what I'm dong.
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Kimberlee777 Premium
Thank you for this blog. It is so encouraging. I feel completely green. Is there a color to signify even less experienced than green? If so, that's how I feel! I always joke that technology and I don't get along mainly because I don't understand it. We usually fear what we don't understand, so this is me taking a huge leap out of my comfort zone. I know I'm not alone in this so that's also encouraging; plus I'm not inventing the wheel here. So many have done this before me...and are doing it with me!!
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Kyle Premium
I think as we get older we doubt ourselves. Could you imagine if we had this same reserved thought process when we were trying to learn a bike or walk?

Our parents reassured us "you can do it". Incredible feats like learning how to walk and ride a bike and spell, etc....were accomplished as a result of others believing in ourselves and ultimately YOU believing in yourself.

This is no different. ;)
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Kimberlee777 Premium
So true Kyle. And it's interesting that you reference learning to walk. I had to learn it twice. The second time was 11 years ago after I survived a brain tumor(AVM) that burst and bled into my brain. After the surgery, I had to learn how to walk, read, write and perform just basic activities of daily living. It was frustrating when my body wouldn't do what I wanted it to do but giving up was NOT an option. The same concept applies in anything we do. Failure can happen but it's not a bad thing. We learn and grow from our failures, we move forward from them. If we give up, we die. That's when it's over, that's when something dies within in our spirit. Giving up is not an option. We do whatever it takes.
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AngelicT Premium
Thanks for the encouraging! Sometimes you lose your motivation. You're going to work less hard and finally you give up. And then you choose a new idea/plan/target.
But in the background, something happens which you have not seen. The success came closer. The seed was already growing. And it was almost ready to come out of the ground to show themselves. But you did not have enough patience, you saw nothing happened. So you plug the soil and put new seeds in. Your young plant dies, and your result remains off....This is my lifetime story everytime.....So many thanks for your encouragement! I trust that it will happen now ;)
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MarthaQ1 Premium
Believe Angelic, as it is all it takes... to believe in your dream!! And obviously work hard at getting there, but surely have fun on the way
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AngelicT Premium
That is very true MarthaQ1! Thank you! I am now on a level in life that I fully believe everything comes in time, when you have the trust to always Believe in your dream!
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Kyle Premium
We all have bouts with motivation and there are always going to be pressures and stresses involved with building and growing a business, no matter what level you are at in business.

I can assure you that anyone that is "great" at what they do, don't necessarily feel that they are great, quite the contrary. There is always more to be accomplished and there is always ways to improve and get better.

That is the approach we have taken at WA here, we feel as though we are just getting started and instead of looking for things that we can gloat about, we look for ways in which we can improve.
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ConnieThomas Premium
I would like to learn how to text a message and if it isnt finished.I would be able to save my work and return back to finish ,the text without having to start all over again.. That is on WA this happens. But, I did get the other point of your message also. Become knowledgeable .I think you should learn something everyday.. I need to make something perfect .
Connie
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MarthaQ1 Premium
I do feel 'green' about all of this, but am not scared at all. Am so ready to start, that I wish I had less commitments in my life, that I would spare more time to it, as I do feel this is the right time to start... and go all the way. I am surrounded by the right people and all the knowledge available. Probably, also the fact that I need to go at a slower pace, was also part of the whole deal for me... yeah a romantic, I believe in 'everything having a reason' motto!! So yeah, at my own pace, but ready to go.... thank you Kyle.
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Kyle Premium
Of course, that is only natural and the fact that you don't fear the unknown is a very good thing. Embrace the unknown, it always going to be a learning experience and it isn't so bad!

The worse thing that can happen is fear will stifle any action at all which is the sure way not to learn anything or have create any success!
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MarthaQ1 Premium
No, don't worry about that. I know I want to do, am just slowing things down for the time being, as have other priorities. As soon as they are done, I will give all of my strength on it, promise.
Thank you
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StacknDecks Premium
Not to mention there are tons of things people don't realize they got amazing at when they were once green to it. I still remember to this day when I was a little kid and couldn't understand how any knew where keys were when they typed. They didn't have any kind of order to me either. Now here I am 19, able to type in complete darkness while half asleep. Failure is only a 100% guarantee to those who don't try.
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Kyle Premium
You are capable of anything you set your mind to Jovan!
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FredGeerken Premium
Hi Kyle and friends,
I believe I am good at marketing. I was an insurance agent for 13 years and then the next 25 years as a recruiter. I specialized in the DOD contractor arena (like Lockheed Martine, Raytheon, etc). Ironically, I worked on Xkeyscore for NSA which is the program Snowden spilled the beans on. I had to establish my marketing plan to attract candidates, then talk with them about their skills and desires. The marketing plan was using the company career website, the social pages like LinkedIn and Facebook. Fellow recruiters would share their ideas just like the WA family. When I was handed a new program, I had to do my homework on it then establish how I would attract candidates within a 50 mile radius. As I move through the lessons, I look forward to sharing ideas and getting ideas from the family members at WA. My wife recently completed her breast cancer treatments and surgery and all looks good. I accompanied her on every test and consultation so I lost some time. All looks good now and I can dive into WA. By the way you want something tough to do? My wife after retiring from 27 years at Johns Hopkins hospital is now a daycare person for 2 year olds and under. She loves it...I don't know exactly why!
Thanks for asking Kyle.
Fred Geerken
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Kyle Premium
You are a natural at learning stuff Fred, apply your same experiences to learning this "internet business' thing and you are going to do great!

Thanks for sharing your story!
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agnesmarshal Premium
Thanks kyle for the blog i sort of got caught in the jamm its like my mind went blank. I am good at gardening,im good at sowing seed ( which is Gods word ) i spent Thirty years in bring people to Christ . Now im trying to put my website together and to learn how to blog . I'm still greatful that im still here at WA , it's a challenge but i know i can do it, slow but for sure, i still fell the
Energy to go on thank you kyle for your awesome support .have a great day
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Kyle Premium
You are good at lots of stuff, probably great at some things as well. You can be great at anything you want, even things that you have no knowledge of now or haven't even tried before.
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Katarina62 Premium
Dear Kyle,
You did hit it on the head, as the saying goes (hopefully my English is correct). Yes, to say nothing of other million things that I was green to ar various stages of my life, WA did manage to rid me of one more, a major one for at least 5-10 years, - being afraid of WEBSITE BUILDING!
I have so much fun now, after the first three weeks of shame and frustration, that I can't find right words to express my gratitude to
WEALTHY AFFILIATES! Thank you!
Yuri
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Kyle Premium
Glad to hear that Yuri, there is nothing to be afraid of and we have truly simplified the website creation and management process here with the SiteRubix platform so you can focus on otehr stuff.

Imagine if you have overcome this fear, what the next fears you will overcome and the new things that you are going to be able to learn as a result.
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forpat123 Premium
Nice post Kyle. Yes it is like starting a new job when you start a new job you have no knowledge of what it is that the employer wants you to do you are learning something completely new, but once you have been there for a while you learn the ins and outs of that job and you become an expert in that field. It is the same thing with affiliate marketing. It takes time, patience and perserverence to succeed. I get terrified when I come across something that I have no knowledge about this is when I have to stop and go research it and figure it out sometimes it might take me days or a week to figure it out, then I come back to it. You never let yourself stop learning about something new and you never let your fears stop you from learning it.
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NatNiches Premium
I used to be like that - I'd tend to shy away from things I didn't think I could do or didn't know anything about. Then one day, I completely changed. I go into unknown things looking forward to the challenge of learning something new. I'd say that's been one of the biggest changes in me over time & one of the best. :)
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Kyle Premium
And that is a pretty powerful change. When you have the confidence that you can learn ANYTHING (which we all can), then you end up accomplishing a lot more in life!
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VeronicasLuv Premium
Although I've never heard of that saying "I was once green" it is a great lesson to remember. There were a few instances, especially as I made my way through Course 2, where I'd hear those whispers, "I don't know if I can do this," or "You're in over your head." But everything that I excel in now, didn't just happen by a flip of a switch, it took time.

Thanks for the reminder Kyle!
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Kyle Premium
I was once a newbie, I once didn't know, I once sucked at....all the same as I was once green. :)

When that feeling of being overwhelmed comes on, that is what I am talking about. That is the awkward stage of learning something new, but with training and with support, you can always get through this (in particular when you have people that "know" the answer, like here at WA).
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DELJAR Premium
So, true. We shouldn't be afraid to start something new. A skilled person once started as a novice but he kept on trying until he became an expert in his craft. Everything could be learned if we put our hearts and minds into it. Believe, act and achieve! Thank you, Kyle, for sharing an encouraging post!
Cheers to success!
Adel :)
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Kyle Premium
Exactly the case. Everyone we look up, were once looking up to someone else for their inspiration as they were ALL newbies at one time. :)
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MOHUNLALL Premium
Yes KYLE, we are green on any subject in the beginning. But by and by we get some knowledge from here and there. Then the greed of it grow slowly. We begin to get ready for more and more education. Many people thus succeed in the end. Very few of them get bored and change their mind to proceed. Your blog will not let them do that. Thank you.
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IoaneFetu Premium
Kyle, I'm very appreciative of this article, you appear to talk directly to me. My philosophy is to play safe and most of the time I don't leap into unfamiliar territory. But now, you put me at ease to venture out to explore new opportunities. Thanks, Kyle, you're the man.
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Kyle Premium
I work with A LOT of people on any given day and I see that this mentality is all too common amongst people...humanity actually. It is natural to think like this and it becomes more and more prominent with age.

Get the kid back in you, approach every new venture like riding a bike and don't be scared to fall. The ground isn't far away and scratches will heal!
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Djelonek Premium
I wouldn't consider myself totally green but it's been an eye opener realizing how little I REALLY knew. This experience is really letting me knows that there's a long road ahead. I think that yellow would be more appropriate because folks associate that with fear or being a coats. No bones about it....the unknown is scaredy...
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Kyle Premium
Of course you are green. Everyone is when they start something new. That is great. It means you have lots of awesome stuff to learn and an exciting journey ahead!
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Aspiring Premium
Great motivational blog Kyle. I agree it's a good idea to remember that everyone has to start somewhere and somehow. For me, it's been the consistent effort over time that has made a difference. I took on board from a lot of members when I first started, just to keep working away, go through the steps and keep writing. I'm so glad I did!
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I know I am "green".I never felt so green in my life as I do now,trying to get this up and going.I think I am getting "riper" though.Taking on something totally new gives you several different feelings.First you think,"ok,I believe I can do this",then it's "uh-oh,what have I gotten into"?But with lost sleep and much thought maybe it finally comes together.
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AM0001 Premium
I started my ""lessons"" about 2 weeks ago and I must say I am still very GREEN. However, today I was listening to an Audio book by Joe Vitale and he was talking about on line marketing and using terminology like .. Affiliate marketing, Niche, Keywords, Engine Optimisation, plug in, domains etc. etc. and I was so happy that I now understood these terms and could understand what he was talking about. Two weeks ago I would have gone what the!!!!!!!! I will keep on keeping on.....
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Kyle Premium
I am still green in many respects, I have been at this 14 years and I am still very much OK with being green. It actually excites me knowing that I still have TONS to learn.
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LinDash01 Premium
I put it down to a love of learning something new. My mantra is learning something new every day & putting it into action, thats why I love love love Wealthy Affiliate. Thank you Kyle & Carson also anyone else how has had a hand in creating WA you are all awesome...
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MichaelGB Premium
Great message,
I suppose we all reach a Brick Wall at some stage as we travel along the winding road of life.

That Brick Wall can be higher for some and lower for others but it is never so high that it is beyond our ability to climb it.

I am still so GREEN about so much stuff...........but then, as there is so much "stuff" out there, that will always be the case!!
Have a great weekend.
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Kipps Premium
Thanks Kyle for the inspirational blog post. I once read that it takes 10000 hours for anyone to master any trade. Uh! Such a long time? Yes, but whether we start doing it or not the clock is ticking anyway and if we have not done anything, by the time it reaches the 10000th. hour we will be in the same "green" position as before. So, we need to move on and click as the seconds and minutes click. That's the only trick. There's no secret! Just so simple.
Keep on inspire us.
Cheers,
Kipps
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LouisaB Premium
Kyle as you said" It is a natural tendency for humans to fear something. Losing something, or not accomplishing what you desire in life is a product belonging to fear. In turn fear. It can damping our spirit of well-being.

Fear has it's place, and only if we allow it to rule, then we are set-up for disappointment and to lose. Without fear it is impossible to seek the unknown. Every endeavor we seek are hidden until we diligently pursue our ultimate goal then we conquer FEAR.

In my journey; these are the stumbling blocks that seem to stand in my path.
1. The unknown
2. Darkness
3. Secrets
4. Failure
5.

In my journey, these are my strengths that keeps me on my path.
1. determination. 2. Persistency 3. Love, 4. happiness 5. Courage
6. Inspiration 7. Kindness 8. Forgiving, 9. Patience 10. Understanding. Other than that I am in charge over fear that seen to interrupt my life.

If I pursue it, I can learn it!

Thank you for that wealth of encouragement!

Cheer and Laughter

Louisab
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Anh Premium
Very well said, Kyle.

We are often told how we should know this and that before diving in. But there are things in life that you just need to experiment to understand, like online marketing.

There aren't any official courses, in fact, there are tons of misinformation and "scams" out there. But there is a market and it's possible to make money online, to be an expert you've just gotta give it a try.

Thanks for sharing!

Take care,
Anh
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gerritdp Premium
I changed my professional career a few times in my life. It is natural to be in a state of uncertainty for a period.
The solution lies in educating yourself in your new field of expertise. Dont think about the long list of things that can go wrong. That will become your expectation of your project and you stand a good chance to fail. Clear your mind from all negative thoughts and focus on what level of success you envision to achieve. Picture your success, your lifestyle, etc. Then ask yourself the question ;
"What do I need to know to achieve it"
Find the right resources to educate you and go for it. Avoid the crowd of associates or friends who want to keep you captive and rather make new friends who share your vision and who are actively pursuing their future.
It is not difficult if you really commit yourself to your future.
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Antilena Premium
Totally agree Kyle, sometimes it's just best to jump in and don't think, just do. Are you going to make mistakes? Of course you are, but that is call the learning process.

Less than two weeks ago I knew nothing about building a website or Affiliate Marketing and with Kyle's teachings/guidance I jumped in and what seemed overwhelming at the start seem so much easier now.

Thank you Kyle, very much appreciated.
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PMbaluka Premium
I like that big motivation Kyle. I was afraid of beginning because I was afraid that I will do it wrong. Many people are crippled by this kind of a feeling. I agree with you that we were all newbies one time to everything that we are perfect on today. It's all about starting and believing on oneself. Thanks once again.
Paul.
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Kyle Premium
You don't have those same fears when you were younger, these are bad habits we learn as we get older. We are punished with bad grades for being wrong in school, so we fear being wrong as we get older and fear failure (so it is often easier not to try).
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AlexEvans Premium
That is such a good way to look at things, in karate, we have saying beginners mind it is like that little sponge that soaks everything up and if we are exposed to a real knowledge base that process is really speed up. I think one of the keys is to remember what it is like to be that beginner, awesome.
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Kyle Premium
It is awesome, if you embrace the idea of learning something new it is very fun. If you fear the idea that one day you might fail or hit a hurdle, you don't end up doing anything as a result.
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DDormaier Premium
Kyle, life definitely is challenging at times. The true test is whether we are able to get up after we have been knocked down. I know that I can as I am a stroke and cancer survivor. I was totally paralyzed on my right side and literally, by the grace of God, was able to relearn to speak, walk and process information. The cancer is in remission which truly is a gift from above. I am currently recovering from a fall which resulted in another brain hemorrhage. This occurred in an area of the brain over my initial stroke and has resulted in partial paralysis on my right leg . So I am again learning to walk. Thus I know I am a survivor.

However, what I went through is of little comparison to what many others have preserved. We are all much stronger than we can ever imagine. So NEVER give up! Create SMART [Specific, Measurable, Achievable, Realistic and Timely] goals. When you look in the mirror know that the person looking back is a "survivor". Make a commitment to that person concerning the goals you have set. Then set off on the journey to achieve them….. it is possible with work.
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Kyle Premium
You have done that, you can accomplish literally anything you want Doyle. You are truly a survivor and one resilient guy!

I really look forward to getting to know you and working with you moving forward. :)
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Fchristopher Premium
Great Kyle. I have stumble in this journey , even here I have gone around to compare but my bet is I believe WA is the best so far. No matter how I fall I will stand if and only if I stick to it. Someone just blogged talking about forgetting the money aspect and enjoy what you do first. Yes that is true. I have seen it.
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Kyle Premium
We can only be as good to a certain extent, without you doing your thing and working hard and believing in yourself, then no progress will be made.

You can do incredible things, just a matter of embracing green and turning it into proficiency!
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mrkmccllch Premium
Reminds me of an instructional video (golf) I just looked at. They made the point of stressing the importance of mechanics vs. feel. You have to put the time and effort into the mechanistic aspect of anything you attempt to do. 'Feel' is developed over time, as you becomes familiar with execution. A mechanistic approach (green) can be the foundation of any key skill, as you develop feel (expert)...patience is a virtue.
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KMeyer Premium
Hello Kyle, everyone is green. The important thing is to start. In my trade it takes 5 years on average just to be pretty good. And even after 35 years later I'm still working trying to be pretty good at what I do. My trade is ever changing. The technology just keeps getting smarter. The process of continuing education never ends. That is exactly why I love what I do. Because every day is a new adventure. Another aspect of what I love about Wealthy Affiliate. It continues to evolve and you must evolve to or fall by the wayside.
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barberbob Premium
Yes, and look at Kermit! He was born GREEN and HE did very well in his life!

Sorry friends, I couldn't resist. Seriously, Kyle is right! We are all green in the beginning! The more you do it the better you get at it! Practice makes perfect. It's called repetition!! Keep moving forward friends! You can't let a challenge slow you down. You know the drill " Shoot for the Stars, if you miss, at least you'll land on the moon." It's a great start!

Stay happy,

Bob
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Kyle Premium
Very true, he always remained green too. I guess he didn't like to learn.

Great addition to this post Robert and thanks for chiming in!
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barberbob Premium
Nice blog Kyle! Every now and then the team needs a pep talk!

Stay happy,
Bob
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ShaneWelcher Premium
So I still wonder why I didn't get a reply from Kyle when I sent him a pm, it's been about two weeks now. I understand being busy but two weeks is not just busy.

No harm in asking why, not upset at being ignored either, I just don't understand. WA is very supportive so I was shocked to not get a reply.
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MoeMakki Premium
You can write on his profile wall. He's only human and it's quite possible he forgot. Write on his profile telling him to take a look at your message.
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NRosales Premium
Today is my nine months here in WA, at first, I have no idea of how I will do the affiliate marketing, I have little knowledge of doing a website, yes I have an IT degree but it is completely different in doing a website, but staying here in WA, I have gained a tons of knowledge about affiliate marketing and doing a website. I have read and understand that money in this venture will not come overnight, but with dedication, focus, and patience, no doubt that it will come very soon. Thank you, Kyle, and Carson for starting this venture and thanks also to my mentor whom I just meet somewhere on the web, and believe in him very quickly without doing any research about WA, I know him and I am in touch with him very often. I have no regret in joining WA, all is fun and the learning is worth more than a million.
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Ldtjr3commas Premium
Thank you sir. The green mountain is what I called it and needed it to move in my life from time to time. I would let it get the best of me. I wouldn't ask for help because of my pride and ego but now Its a new day. Thanks to positive mental changes and this amazing community we will overcome our green mountains. Thanks again Kyle much continued success
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ATrotman Premium
Inspiration Kyle! I love the thinking; I love the support; I love the realism; I love the encouragement. I've never come across a system of support so unconditional and motivating - your words reflect that so clearly.

It will be interesting for people to know that one of my greatest fears is receiving abundance; believing I am worthy of the gifts of life; and reaping significant rewards for my efforts. Being wealthy terrifies me and I probably drive the old car I do so as to 'apologise' for everything else that I have.

I'm working on this as a goal - to openly accept abundance in my life.
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Kyle Premium
People fear that, people fear having nothing (which is healthy), and people fear what it will feel like to fail at anything. And we fear spiders to top it all off!

I think it is fair to say, we as a human race, fear A LOT!
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FMamabolo Premium
I have gone through training videos with some nervousness,afraid of what you going to ask us to do,being scared I doubt if I will be able to do it but confidence is gained with every lesson and fear is gradually changing to anticipation,one day I will be an expert at this online marketing.
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Paul1916 Premium
Cheers, I started 6 weeks ago not knowing what Seo was so I was a very dark coloured green. I just typed my website in Google and seen 2 of my posts in page 1. That has put a huge smile on my face, this actually works! If I know this in 6 weeks, I'm looking forward to what I will learn in the next 6 months!
Regards
P
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Marie1988 Premium
Thanks a lot Kyle!

We need motivation i a daily basis and as humans , we have to learn how to motivate ourselves! The truth is that everyday we hear so many negative facts that don't allow or make us believe and think in negativity. The secret for our dreams is our mindset. I lf we want to change our lives we need to start doing something we never did before! Keep in mind that If we won't try we won't know If we can or not! Have a nice evening WA community! See you tomorrow!
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MyraBeth Premium
Thanks so much. As someone just mentioned in her blog, it is scary to move on to the next lesson. But the lessons are designed for anyone who is 'green' and even those who are techy challenged, like myself.

I find that I have gained a lot of confidence in myself as I complete each lesson, and I realize that I can do things; such as write blogs, do anything techy with my website, that I really didn't think I could.

Yes, it is sometimes scary to move on to the next lesson. What I appreciate about the WA training course is that it is self-paced and the lessons are just enough to be challenging, without being overwhelming. And they really have moved me forward towards my dream of working online at home or wherever there is internet access and wherever I may go.

Green also means: GO!
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weemrst Premium
Hi Kyle and thank your for your encouragement.
Throughout my life I have been quite good at a lot of things but never really good at one particular thing.
I truly think, given time which is sparse at the moment, I could be really good at affiliate marketing. It means so much being finally courageous enough to actually write that down.
Thank you again and take care.
Lynn
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AnthonyMLM Premium
Thanks for the reminder, focus is what I'm good at sense joining WA, I wasn't always good at focusing on what in life, I've learn how to tune into dream and learn something totally out of my element. The more I became focus, the more I became focus on my dream and goal. Thanks kyle.
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theresroth Premium
Thanks for this, Kyle, it's so timely for me!
Be it online here at WA, where my current thought is creating a live chat for college students on my site.....( overcoming technical fears),
or offline, my starting training in care work.....( overcoming fears of not feeling and responding correctly to people's personal needs).

Yes, it's exactly that again! Overcoming fear and getting out of the comfort zone!

Again, thanks a mill, it's a "direct hit"!☺

Cheers,
Therese
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Kyle Premium
One thing you can do is TRY, if it doesn't work, you can either make it work or come up with a solution that might be better.

We have done a lot of things that simply didn't work here at WA, have pulled them back, and ditched some projects along the way that we have been working for a year on.

It happens, but you never know until you get your hands dirty and do it!
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sjones2 Premium
I was just talking with a buddy last night about everything I learned here at WA. He has great podcast, I shared with him some of the things I saw on his website that he needs to fix and was explaining other SEO things he can do. He was like I didn't know that; the whole time I was talking and feeling like an expert!!! So we're getting together next week! Thanks Kyle
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Loes Premium
Thanks for this blog, I have hopped around a lot, but I finally found my niche, one I can talk about all day. Superfood! The effect that food has on the body and mind. Very stupid I haven't thought of this in the first place, I am always checking up ingredients of canned and packaged food. And I am handicapped in a store when I have forgotten my reading glasses.

My new website august 20-2016 has now 11 pages and 33 posts, and I am just beginning....
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shermand2268 Premium
You go, girl. :)
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Loes Premium
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Kit-Wealth Premium
Hi Loes,
Je gaat goed?
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Loes Premium
Ja:) en jij? Tijd niet gezien!

Yes:) And you? Long time no see
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Kyle Premium
Sometimes it takes hopping around until you are able to truly lock into YOU. Great to hear you have found your niche Loes, I know I have been involved in many niches over the years, some much more passionate about than others and it sure does make a difference.
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JeffL61 Premium
Great info Kyle and it reminds me of a well-known philosophical statement: "You will never know if you can do anything unless you try!"

Appropriate for a lot of things in life, including starting up a brand new online business and you have zero previous experience in running such an organization. How do you know if you can succeed, (or conversely fail) at it UNLESS you try?

You can't be afraid to fail!!

Jeff
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Kyle Premium
And you will never be able to do that same thing, if you fail on first try...because you will almost definitely fail on your very first try at anything. :)
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DianneBee Premium
Good to hear from you Kyle! Some writers have to fight a degree of anxiety every time they start something new - I still refer back to the basic training every time I start a new site, because no, I don't remember everything or throw up sites in my sleep. I always feel like a newbie. But the worst thing to do is nothing...
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Kyle Premium
Of course, all writers have that even established ones. I think we have the tendency to think we are unique in our fears of doing something, when the reality of it is that even the greatest experts and those that are experts "doubt" their skills.

Some of us use that doubt to work harder and become better at something. Some of us let doubt stifle our progress in life.
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EddySalomon Premium
So true. Ironically I know this and preach it to others. But didn't follow it when it came to learning PPC until recently. We put blocks on ourselves because of our fears of messing up or not getting it. But history has shown for all of us we can learn new things if we have to or want to. So you're spot on!
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Kyle Premium
We all do it. The key is going back to that fearless attitude that we have when we are much younger. I know first hand that I don't have quite the same level of fearlessness, but I do think that more than most I believe that I can learn anything.

I see far too many people with shadows of doubt in EVERYTHING they do, not just trying to create a business. It stifles progress, it hinders education, and it leads to stagnation in every aspect of life.
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