Stop consuming content. Start creating.

Last Update: June 01, 2019

I remember spending hours and hours and hours on my laptop.

After that Internet surfing session I asked myself, "What did I accomplish during those hours?"

To give you some background... My goal was to build a profitable online business but I was still making nothing.

Then I often realized that I had surfed the Internet for hours without taking any tangible action.

  1. I watched educational videos.
  2. I read inspiring blog posts.
  3. I went through emails from successful people.
  4. Etc. Etc.

But something was obviously missing and that was Taking Action.

I realized that if I want to build an online business, I must go from just a content consumer into a content creator.

Instead of spending endless hours watching and reading other people's content, I would need to create content for other people.

I see that daily a big number of people read my emails I sent but sometimes I'm wondering that how many people actually take action.

You can read emails from me and 100 of other online entrepreneurs but nothing will change in your life until you start taking action and applying what you learn.

You see, I'm challenging you again a little bit ;)

Think about this application in the offline world. Who makes the profit? The consumer or the creator?

You go to a theme park. Who makes the profit? Someone who created it.

You go to a restaurant. Who makes the profit? Someone who created the restaurant.

You go to movies. Who makes the profit? Someone who created the movie.

You watch a YouTube video. Who makes the profit? Someone who created the video + YouTube company because they created the platform.

Practical application: A person who creates experiences and thinks how he can serve others will always make the profit. => Be the person who thinks how you can serve others and then do it.

Remember this:

  • Your level of success will be in a direct correlation of how much action you take, not on how much content you read or watch.

There can be a person who reads 100 books and goes through 10 training programs and doesn't achieve anything.

Then there's a guy who doesn't read any book, goes through the Wealthy Affiliate step-by-step training (or any other proven training) and he makes millions online.

Of course, it's good to learn from many sources, I'm not saying that. But your success will be determined by the action you take after learning.

SUMMA SUMMARUM:

So, the question is never how much content you can watch and learn but a more important question is how much action you take based on the content you watch.

Anyways, thanks for reading this piece of content.

Now my question to you is:

What specific and MEASURABLE action are you committed to taking every single day that takes you closer to your goals?

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All the best!

- Roope "Stop consuming and start creating" Kiuttu

PS. Write down for yourself the action you are going to take every day.

Then share it with us below because sharing your goals and plans to others increases your chances of actually making it real.

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NurseAngela Premium
Important points! Thanks so much for this important wake up call.
So many of us just do NOT see ourselves as the experts & creators of our own content or masters of our own domain.
Few of us go at life from the driver's seat.
Younger generations often watch & listen & "ride along" for a while to see how others are doing it.
Many of us feel the need to be "schooled" first by someone who "knows better" or someone who is already "succeeding."

But the truth is just as you've stated. Those who profit are those who CREATE. Watching is great & all, but until you DO, you're just along for someone else's ride.

At some point, you have to have the cohones to give up your "apprenticeship" badge & take the wheel yourself...even if that means doing it badly for a period of time. You still have to take it upon yourself to create & do.
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derekmarshal Premium
And he creates content for us to consume....Dang, I knew I should have been creating content instead of reading this....

On a serious note. Absolutely spot on!. The only content I consume these days is.......proofreading my content!

Seriously!. Getting so much more done now that content consumption is down to a bare minimum. Literally nothing outside of research and proofreading!
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mertens Premium
Maybe your approach is slightly short-sighted.
Would you be the same blog creator if you hadn't read hundreds of other blogs and learned from them? Most likely not.

The people who created the restaurant you mentioned, invested countless (not unproductive) hours to build the foundation of their, now, successful business.

Keep reading, keep consuming - otherwise, you will stop learning and developing.

We need to get the balance of consuming and creating right, and here I agree with you. There is a time for action. No further reading and pondering can replace the experience of creating something of your own.
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I feel the same way. I educate myself and never take action because I am afraid I will fail. I will no longer be afraid to jump right in and take control of the situation. I will use my knowledge to bring me wealth and happiness so I will conquer my 30, 60, and 90 day goals to prepare myself for the wealth I desire. Thanks for the words of encouragement to take action.
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Slick583mick Premium
Thank you for that ! It is so true that we often turn into consumer junkies devouring tv shows , books and information and crave more of the same yet never take action . i dont want that to be me and im not going to sit up in the stands or on the sidelines , im getting in the game and giving my all , when i stumble or fall or just completely blow it then i have this great community to help me get back up and charge ahead to the goal line- thanks for reminding me to be a person of action .
Michael
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AlexEvans Premium
Hi, Roope, most of us have traveled down that road, I have just spent most of the day delving into the impact AI is going to have on not only marketing but also marketers trying to ply there trade.

It has been a consumer duper day.

I have to agree with you and one of the things we all need to do is create that functioning balance that not only increases our knowledge base but also affords the time to create that content that becomes the engine room for our outcomes.

Have a great week Roope.
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marchanna Premium
Excellent observations and great advice, Roope. Without a doubt, 100% spot on.

My action plans and content creations here at WA can be found on my blog here.

Come by and check it out :)

I've noticed that all too often, the top dogs demand contribution to their creations but don't spend any time checking out what their followers are doing!

Of course there are plenty of good reasons for this, one of which is that they are interested in creating. If they spent a lot of time following up on each follower, well....

On the other hand, if we spend too much time contributing response like this one, we aren't creating for ourselves, are we?

An interesting conundrum!
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NnurseBecca Premium
Dear Mister cutie Kiuttu,
I agree with you wholeheartedly. When we take action each day, that is what propels us. I know it maybe a generic goal, but I would not leave it unspoken. I always want to stay engaged with helping people. It makes service and kindness prevail. Your presentation is great and inspiring.
Thank you & kind regards,
Nurse Becca
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Jadatherapy Premium
Thank you for sharing this piece of content that I took the time to read. lol

Seriously you are spot on and it made me laugh reading it because over the last week that is what I have been doing, reading and learning from the best but it is worth nothing if I do not take action. lol

So I am off to take action and then come back and see my ranking here drop. lol

Have a great day

Jennifer
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RoopeKiuttu Premium
Yeah, the last week was also quite similar for me. But now I'm again back on track! :D
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Jadatherapy Premium
Yes thank you for reminding me.

Jennifer
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cld111 Premium
Yes!! Taking action is actually the best way to learn, even if you're failing miserably. Because then you know what's not working, and you can make it better.

I love courses and books and inspiring stories too, but you gotta get in there and mold the clay. Plus, it's way more fun!

- Christina
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RoopeKiuttu Premium
Good points Christina!
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AnitaLouise Premium
Great post! I am guilty of getting lost online for hours and not getting anything accomplished. So my goal for today is to get the outline of at least two articles to write next week.
Thanks for the inspiration!
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RoopeKiuttu Premium
That's a good plan!
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Jacobs2 Premium
Inspiring post thx. My goal is to launch my first website within two weeks
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RoopeKiuttu Premium
That's great Jacobs! Looking forward to it! :)
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dahlia123 Premium
Roope your posts always inspire me. My goal is to put out at least two post on my site per week. Thanks for the inspiration.
Dahlia
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RoopeKiuttu Premium
2 posts per week is a good goal. You'll definitely see a good progress within coming months when you keep on targeting low competition keywords and you stay consistent.
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SStubbins1 Premium
For me It's keeping up with the emails, reading content and blogs from others, working on writing blogs, working on staying out of stress Trying to keep up with everything and contributing to my own business. Plus going to the doctor 3-4 times per week. keeping a balance with in my life And going to church on Sunday.
Peace💗
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RoopeKiuttu Premium
Wow, you've got many plans Sharon :)

What's the #1 thing that will contribute to your results out of those all or is it possible to name one? Just curious.
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SStubbins1 Premium
Balance
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BobRoman Premium
Awesome post, Roope!

Thanks so much for sharing!

Wish you great success!

Bob
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RoopeKiuttu Premium
Thank you Bob!
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FKelso Premium
Goal for today: Go do my Saturday market, and when there are lulls in business, work on my Monday post for one website. Come home and research the next article for my other website. That will pretty much fill up my day.
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RoopeKiuttu Premium
Sounds great Fran!
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GarryBrown Premium
I started to read your post, then took your advice. And stopped reading at But something was obviously missing and that was Taking Action....................see ya!
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RoopeKiuttu Premium
That's Awesome Garry! :)
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MKearns Premium
I still read a lot but less! Why? Because I get as much or more joy from creating a story as reading one!
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RoopeKiuttu Premium
That's true! Creating content gives also joy but I think even more importantly it can provide value to other people who will later read/watch your content.
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RAFStuart Premium
Must confess after twelve months here the penny has finally dropped, so agree with you completely. If I am honest it is the challenge that has made me realise that I was doing it all wrong.
Regards
Stuart
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RoopeKiuttu Premium
Yeah. There's a flood of new content coming all the time so I feel it really requires a conscious effort to say No to it and focus on creating instead of consuming.
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RAFStuart Premium
You are so right.
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PastorDre Premium
Thanks for the post. Much appreciated
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RoopeKiuttu Premium
Thanks for reading PastorDre
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