What's Risotto Got To Do With It?

Last Update: February 23, 2020

First of all, what the heck is Risotto?

Secondly, what does Risotto have to do with training here at WA?

HAT TIP to Jeff and his Blog Dogs for providing the inspiration for this post!

Now, on to the answers...

Answer to #1 - Risotto actually refers to an Italian method of cooking rice (specifically, Arborio rice) however, it is also used as a noun to refer to the cooked rice dish itself.

The process of making risotto (as compared to cooking a 'quick' rice in a pan of water on the stove top or in the microwave) IS slow and time-consuming. It also requires BOTH hands and your FULL and undivided attention.

The process of working through the lessons here at WA is much the same. Each step requires both hands (on the keyboard) and your attention on the lessons (no multi-tasking!)

Translation: If you aren't typing, you aren't creating content. If you are checking your Facebook feed or uploading to Instagram while listening to a training video, the result could be completely missing an important step. A step that may make the difference between successfully creating your website home page vs. becoming too frustrated to continue on.

Turning Water Into Rice

When making risotto, you mix rice with hot stock (or broth) and stir constantly. Once that bit of liquid is absorbed and while stirring with one hand, you use your other hand to add another spoonful of hot stock and stir until that is absorbed. The process of adding in hot liquid and stirring until it is absorbed continues until the rice has reached a smooth, velvety consistency - about 20 - 30 minutes.

The same process should be applied when going through the lessons. However, it is not advised to plow full speed ahead from one level to the next until you reach the end. Give your brain time to absorb and fully understand the information before going to the next step.

Answer to #2 - Real risotto isn't made in a microwave and the process of learning affiliate marketing isn't learned in 10 or even 20 minutes.

This is not a speed race but once you have completed a step or level, be determined to continue to the next level and avoid the temptation to skip ahead or stop too soon.

Reading through a few questions that are posted now and then gives me the impression that some newcomers haven't spent enough time on the lessons. It would seem after the second or third lesson they decide to go ahead and take the plunge and dive directly into the ocean with no plan and no life jacket! (There are also a few that I question if they read even one word of even one lesson!)

Is that all?

Are there other similarities between risotto and WA?

I'm glad you asked because yes, there are!

Getting back to the subject of risotto - you will never be served "real" risotto in a restaurant.
If risotto is listed on the menu you can bet it is not the authentic dish.

It takes way too much time to prepare - it holds ONE cook hostage to ONE dish for too long and I am not aware of any restaurant able to afford that luxury.

Just as you will never be served "real" risotto in a restaurant, you will never find WA advertised as a "get-rich-quick" scheme. WA will not substitute authentic training with gimmicks and up sales disguised as the "real thing".

Building a quality online business takes time. It requires YOUR continued and consistent effort. Learning the lessons also takes time. Putting in the time and effort to work through each lesson one by one and in sequence and to follow the process step by step, does require a fair amount of time on your part.

You Are Not Alone

However, in addition to the time and effort YOU spend, a successful online business also requires PEOPLE! The WA community has an abundance of people with knowledge, skills and a strong willingness to help - all you have to do is ask!

There you have it!

Spending a little time, expending a little effort and utilizing this amazing WA community will result in a velvety, smooth learning process and a First-Rate, 5-Star product!

If you found some inspiration in my short culinary lesson feel free to leave a comment below!

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Suzay Premium
Susan that was a great comparison to WA and the learning programs we are offered.
I was over at Paul's 1st post, Giddyabz, and that was amazing! And saw your comment back to him and liked it. so I came over here to study your profile and read about "rissoto" and "Arborio rice".
Being a Celiac's person and 1/4 Japanese, who presents with the nasty, supposedly rarer form call Dermatitis Herpetiformis, I LOVE RICE. I'm going to try your recipe, and thank you for the lesson and the recipe!

(I need to get back to training, and just get it done! Both hands on the keyboard, as you say!!)
And I'm hitting the big green Follow button up above!!! Please follow me, I'd love to get to know you better.

Thank you, Suzay
SAWalden Premium
Well Hello Suzay!

Thank you so much for taking the time to read my post and then my profile and even hit the Follow button!

I am happily following you back and look forward to reading more of your insightful and entertaining posts!

IreneWunder1 Premium
A terrific analogy!! The next time I cook risotto I know I will think of you and Jeff, and give a smile as to when I am cooking it. I am confident I will enjoy the cooking and eating it much more....
SAWalden Premium
Thank you Irene for stopping by! I'm not afraid to cook but I'll take eating (almost anything) over cooking any day!
JeffreyBrown Premium
Fantastic analogy, and I knew it would be when you mentioned it to me, Susan! 👍👍for the shout out and for putting it out there for everyone!
SAWalden Premium
Thanks for stopping by!

And thank you and your cute blog dogs for providing me and the WA community with much needed inspiration each day!
JeffreyBrown Premium
You're very welcome, Susan! I'm glad you fired this one off--it was a great idea, indeed!

FKelso Premium
Nice analogy. I've found many of life's adventures have lessons for us who strive to create online.
SAWalden Premium
Isn't is funny how real life parallels our virtual world? There are probably a million other analogies that could be made.

Thanks for stopping by!
Mick18 Premium
Great analogy and post, Susan. I want some real risotto. I've only had restaurant style.
Have a wonderful week,
SAWalden Premium
Thanks so much for stopping by!

Have a great week!