In my A to Z Analogy, I will take places, things and people and relate them to developing our online business. This is just for fun, but perhaps, you'll be able to see something from a different perspective.

Today's Analogy: N for Nails

We have these pretty, colorful nails...


Then we have these hard, metallic nails...

The top image is a sheath that protects the fingers and toes of humans and many mammals; the bottom image shows a metal object used for fastening things together.

Hmmm...

Wealthy Affiliate as a Protector

All you need to do is read the profiles of your fellow WA members to know that many have been scarred. If you usually give a generic welcome without reading people's profiles , how about next time you take a few minutes to read people's stories. The resiliency of people is astounding!

To say that we have a mission here to spread the "wealth" is an understatement. Once we walked into this community, we were immediately protected from "Storm Scam" which seems to know no bounds, reaching all 7 continents, causing all sorts of emotional and financial destruction.

As we embarked on this new journey, we could see the depth of training given through the Certification, Bootcamp, and training from fellow members. We no longer had to weather the storm, unprotected.

Wealthy Affiliate Holds It Together

If you have ever gone to a hardware store, you'd notice that there are different size nails, with each one used for a specific task. The nail you would need to hang a mirror differs from the one you would use to hang a picture frame.

Within Wealthy Affiliate, we have different size nails, all of them important, and all of them needed to go together. The Certification and Bootcamp is the big nail; Jay's webinars would another large nail; the comments and questions people ask within the training would be one size, with the answers provided, yet another size nail. All of them different sizes, but all of them equally important in keeping the foundation sturdy.

Whether you paint them or hammer them away, never overlook how important the "nails" of your business are. And always remember...


Strive to Thrive,

Veronica


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CowboyJames Premium
Happy Valentines Day! Thank you for the great analogy.

Have a wonderful day!
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VeronicasLuv Premium
A Wonderful Valentines to you, James!
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Lazyblogger Premium
Hey, Veronica, you hit the nail on the head with this one. Love the analogy and the different size of nails that we are fortunate to have here at Wealthy Affiliate.

This is where we can find the perfect on to hang our business on. Thank you for such an enlightened post. Happy Valentine's Day. and make it a great one!
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VeronicasLuv Premium
So glad you enjoyed this, David. A Happy Valentine's Day to you as well.
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buffetearns Premium
No colour on the nails yet V but great Post!

Wayne
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VeronicasLuv Premium
Just make sure you send pictures, Wayne!
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buffetearns Premium
I was just about to say if I did go down that road, I am not telling anyone!!! Lol

I admire the clever artwork though!

Wayne
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VeronicasLuv Premium
Hahaha...yes, that might be best, Wayne. No need to share everything with the community!
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LisaY Premium
Vee,

That is a unique analogy. I like it! Well said.

Lisa
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VeronicasLuv Premium
Thanks, Lisa!
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JerryMcCoy Premium
great post. I think you may have NAILED it.
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VeronicasLuv Premium
I think you may be right, Jerry, LOL!
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MKearns Premium
You're amazing Veronica. You just gave me an ide for my next post!
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VeronicasLuv Premium
Go, Papa, Go!!!
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Droseh Premium
Great Veronica...you really come up with creative analogies and explain them so perfectly! And..you're right...I feel totally protected in WA. The members also help in putting it all together. I'm so impressed with everyone's creative ideas.
Good to hear from you.
Debbie
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VeronicasLuv Premium
Going through this analogy series, Debbie has allowed me to view Wealthy Affiliate from a different angle. We really are very fortunate.
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Jacquie5 Premium
Love it. I am going to take more time to read the profiles of new members because I agree that their story is significant. Thank you for pointing that out with your fingernails .. how important that is. :D
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VeronicasLuv Premium
Some have argued that it takes too much time to read through the profiles, but there's no law that states you have to welcome 100 people a day.

Some of what I've read has moved me to tears; I would rather only welcome 20 members a week and be able to read their profile, then welcome 100 weekly and just leave a generic welcome. It really is quite beautiful.

Glad you enjoyed teh post, Jacqui.
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MarkBa Premium
Nailed it again V! :)

~Mark
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VeronicasLuv Premium
Hahaha...you never miss a beat, Mark!
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TaniaHersel Premium
Great way to showcase the amazing Wealthy Affiliate platform.
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VeronicasLuv Premium
Thanks, Tania!
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tobocrs Premium
Very nice, tying together two totally different threads, and relating both back to what we do here.
Thanks, Veronica! I look forward to your creativity!
Tim
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VeronicasLuv Premium
I appreciate that, Tim. Thank you!
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FTurner8032 Premium
Very, very good. If I had done nails it would have only been the latter not the former. This was a great take on the word "nails". I don't believe that I have ever been able to use the same word in such different meanings and then still be able to tie it all back to WA.

Great Job.
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VeronicasLuv Premium
Thanks so much, Frank.

This was one of the letters that got switched at the last minute; I originally had "nature' but I wanted to do something different, so whenever I get stuck, I just start flipping through the trusty old dictionary.

I liked that the one word had 2 different meanings, so I just ran with it.
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