Action Taking VS Action Faking

Last Update: February 11, 2019

One of the most interesting parts of going to the Wealthy Affiliate Las Vegas conference is the trip home.

I love the trip home because I have time to reflect on everything that happened over the week. Vegas recharges my entrepreneurial batteries, and leaves me firing on all cylinders. Ideas just flow, and I'm scribbling things down on every scrap of paper or writing app I can find.

This year, on the way home, I saw an interesting tattoo while I waited for my plane to arrive in the Mccarran Airport.

The tattoo read "Self Made".

It got me thinking - why did this guy feel like he had to announce to the world that he was self made.

From appearances, it seemed like he wanted to give the impression that he was successful, and I see that a lot in the online entrepreneur space. There are a lot of people who are action fakers instead of action takers.

Getting a tattoo announcing how successful you are is an action faking move.

What are some action taking moves you can do this week?

  • Attending a webinar from Jay on Friday is an action taking move.
  • Publishing an article to your website is an action taking move.
  • Asking a question in live chat is an action taking move.
  • Logging into Wealthy Affiliate once a day is an action taking move.

There are a lot of things you can do in life to give the impression of success, but the sports cars and big houses don't tell the real story of how to earn money. Earning money and owning a successful online business involves a lot of behind the scenes work.

The work you need to do is laid out within the Wealthy Affiliate training. People just like you are taking action and seeing results. It may take YOU 3, 6, 12, or 24 months to get there, but it WILL happen for those that are engaged here in the community.

Don't get caught up in thinking about what you have not accomplished. Don't worry about cars and houses just yet.

Focus on creating small daily habits that will get you closer to your goals. If you are not sure what to focus on, get in the habit of writing every day. Here's a great post on how to simplify that process: Writing For Your Website, Simplified. If the only thing you do this year is get into the habit of writing every day, you'll be well on your way to making money online.

I'll keep this post short and sweet. I've got a ton of ideas from Vegas that I want to try out, so I have to get to work!

Wealthy Affiliate Vegas Trip 2019 Photos

My laptop broke mid-trip, so I had to take a trip to Cesar's Palace to the Apple store!


A chrome Popeye

Dinner at Crush, another MGM gem!

Japanese beer from the sushi night at the Skylofts!


Jan/Feb is always Chinese New Year so there's a lot of Chinese themed decorations around the casinos.

A little detour never hurt anyone...



The secret to success is using Wealthy Affiliate branded juice to charge my electronics!

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littlemama Premium
Such an incognito Vegas post! 😊

Loved seeing your photos. I know what you mean about reflection, I couldn’t stop thinking about the whole trip for days afterwards.

I’m still in awe with all that we get as Super Affiliates, I’m so grateful.

Can’t wait to do it again next year! Now I know why you keep going back. 😉
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nathaniell Premium
LOL. There were so many Vegas posts I wanted to sneak mine in there with a different title.

I'm still full of energy from talking to everyone. February is always my most productive month :)
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TDomena Premium
Glad to hear about your time at the Super Affiliate conference. I love the action taking versus action faking comparison. It's always good to be reminded about the right priorities we should have if we're serious about this business. Best wishes for your compounding success and putting all of your newfound ideas to action!
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nathaniell Premium
There's only so many hours in a day, so you gotta reserve them for getting stuff done!
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sunrise2love Premium
Hey, Nathan, what a great post. You are absolutely right is much better to take action than faking those. I know fill people that want a profit with ou work hard to getting. Others just know how to complain about how miserable are they live without doing anything to change.

I am very proud of you, Kyle, Carson and many more that even after you guys made, you all still fighting and helping others to succeed as well. thank you all so much.

I absolutely love the pictures you take.

Cheers to your success,

Telma
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nathaniell Premium
Cheers to taking action!
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Karim78 Premium
Great advice Nathaniell.
As Mahatma Gandhi said: "It's the action, not the fruit of the action, that's important. You have to do the right thing. It may not be in your power, may not be in your time, that there will be any fruit. But that doesn't mean you stop doing the right thing. You may never know what results come from your action. But if you do nothing, there will be no result"
Karim
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nathaniell Premium
It's interesting to see how previous hard work can produce unexpected results, even if take a year or two to bear fruit.
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Karim78 Premium
Absolutely
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cld111 Premium
Great points!

I also think that we can sometimes take action, but it's not action that matters. It's busy action. That's not too good either.

For instance, sometimes I spend time looking at my stats. It CAN be helpful if it helps me discover a way to improve a post, or gives me ideas for a new post.

But it's usually busy action that's not necessary because I'm delaying another action for some reason. (Like, if I REALLY don't feel like writing that new post...)

(Note to self: gotta remember to focus on the action that matters!)

- Christina

P.S. I LOVE the Vegas photos!
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nathaniell Premium
Looking at stats is my favorite time waster...LOL. But you are right, it can be an "actionable" step if you go in with the right goals and mindset.
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anusuya1 Premium
Your posts as always are full of practical advice. This one is no different.
You never move without action
W= FX S

W=work done
F =Force
S=distance

The cool thing for fakers! W=0 if F and/or S is zero.
for takers! Doesn't matter how much force you apply if the distance moved is zero, then work done is zero

To be successful: Apply the force and move the distance.
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nathaniell Premium
Thanks for reading Anusuya!
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mmonterola Premium
You always inspire me. Thanks!

Marita
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nathaniell Premium
Always happy to hear from readers like yourself Marita!
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N33 Premium
Thanks, Nathaniell.

Good action and great pics.
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nathaniell Premium
Thanks for reading Anne!
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Derrence Premium
Thanks Nathaniell!. Love the photos. I most likely will go to Vegas in 2019. I was reminded of what Earl Nightingale said about self made. "We are all self made (even the failures) Only the successful will admit it."

Pastor Derry
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nathaniell Premium
Interesting point! Not everyone wants to admit they are self made :)
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Derrence Premium
Thanks Nathaniell!
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IveTriedThat Premium
Where's the lamps?
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nathaniell Premium
Lost in the vortex. Gotta watch out for those things.
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magistudios Premium
VORTEX!!!! lol

Best WA Vegas moment ever.
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neilc Premium
I wanna know where the feet pics are this year? Lol
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nathaniell Premium
😂
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IveTriedThat Premium
You want pictures of feet? I can get you pictures of feet. Let's talk prices. PM me.
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magistudios Premium
Just going to leave this here..
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neilc Premium
Let's not "tip toe" around the subject. Post your price list here. Then again, if we're talking Vegas prices, you can keep em!
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neilc Premium
Good niche lol
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Hmp1 Premium
Well said. I have an issue personally with taking action in a way that isn’t beneficial to growing my business. I spend a lot of time on watching training etc and really I should be writing, writing and writing more.
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nathaniell Premium
Watching videos helps too! But you are right, that getting words published to your site is the strongest way to get your business growing.
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NnurseBecca Premium
I am feeling happy for your list of to-do's and oh-so-proud of what you've done. Funny wanna be tat story! intersting perspective. Just wonder why someone would do that but to each their own and a bag o chips. These pictures are great too! I was hoping to see more of them🙂🙂🙂
Kind Regards,
Nurse Becca
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nathaniell Premium
Who knows - maybe he did have something important he was working on, or maybe he's retired from a business sale and living it up in Vegas. Hard to say, but my guess is that it was a faker move.
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heljam404A Premium
Great post my friend thanks.
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nathaniell Premium
Thanks for reading Robert!
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Karin13 Premium
Thanks for your post! I want to show I'm an action taker by the level of success I achieve. Anyone can be an action faker...

Karin
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nathaniell Premium
Great! What kind of action are you taking? My goal for today is to respond to comments and refresh one old article on my website.
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davehayes Premium
Great Post and true too these things come with scaling and growth
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nathaniell Premium
Scale and Growth is the name of the game in 2019 :)
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BJuno Premium
Great post! Thanks for keeping the advice and motivation coming... not that I need motivation right now but everything helps! Especially like super successful folks like yourself!
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nathaniell Premium
Glad to hear you have plenty of motivation to work with right now! What's your secret?
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