A to Z Analogy: Wheat

Last Update: May 31, 2018

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: W for Wheat

Initially, I was going to go with "water" because I love it so, but I decided to give myself a bit of a challenge and talk about something I only think about when I'm in the grocery store, so please bear with me...

To Thresh or Not to Thresh

The process of separating the chaff - which is the dry, outer protective casings of seeds - from the actual grain is called threshing. Unlike grain, chaff can only be eaten by livestock - not humans - in the form of fodder, or is used as a fertilizer for the soil.

That's it... that's my best New York City agricultural description of wheat, chaff, and fodder I can give. If you want something more detailed, feel free to check out Wikipedia, no offense taken...

So... wheat and Wealthy Affiliate... the connection is obvious, right?

No? OK, I'll explain

Chaff: We now know that the chaff is the inedible part of the grain. So, as I thought of this, I wondered what are the "inedible" parts of Wealthy Affiliate? Or rather, what are the activities that I engage in that are "inedible" or not easily "digestible". Can you relate to an of these:

- You've been online for several hours, but have only done 1 hour worth of work. This happens because...

- You don't have a schedule. Because you don't have a schedule it's easy to spend countless time appearing busy but not really getting anything accomplished.

- You started to write a post, got stuck, but refuse to do additional research to give it "life"because it's time-consuming.

- Training? You LOVE reading any training and watching all the videos repeatedly... but you never seem to take the time to put them into practice. But the training are awesome!

- You don't hesitate from leaving comments, but you have yet to reach out to seek individualized help.

Sadly, I can add a lot more to the list, because I have done all of these and then some! Waste... inedible... useless... whatever word you want to use that describe the above activities and those like them, they all lead to the same word: barren.

Granted, from an agricultural standpoint, chaff does have some use. But in terms of our business, the grain is what we want. The grain is what can be planted, bring forth life, and provide nourishment to others. If we don't take the time to examine our "harvest" we may be left with a business that ceases to grow and bring forth crops in abundance.

Whether you like white bread or whole grain, make sure the "crops" you plant are healthy.


And always...


Strive to Thrive,

Veronica

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Jay Gumbs Premium
Excellent comparison Veronica. I learned so much about wheat from you today.
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VeronicasLuv Premium
Glad you got something from this, Jay. This was actually one of teh more difficult analogies, simply because I don't know anything about wheat and even less about threshing wheat!

Where would we be without Wikipedia, lol.
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Jay Gumbs Premium
Haha. Looks like YOU learned something about wheat today too. I thought maybe you knew this from before.
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VeronicasLuv Premium
Not a clue, Jay! I had the tedious task of going back and forth to Wikipedia, and trying to make sense of what I read using my own words to avoid that dreaded message "Your content is not unique."

To my surprise, I was able to publish on the first try!
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Jay Gumbs Premium
You did a good job then.
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ElaineSmith1 Premium
Thanks as always for your pearls of wisdom!!

Tried and True

Elaine
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VeronicasLuv Premium
I always appreciate your encouragement, Elaine.
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ElaineSmith1 Premium
You are almost done looking forward to seeing what you will be doing next!!

Tried and True

Elaine
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VeronicasLuv Premium
If I had known that writing this analogy would take me 5 months, ElaineI might have opted not to do it! But, it has been fun!

This just formed organically, so if insanity takes over and has me doing another series, it will have to be something that happens naturally.
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ElaineSmith1 Premium
Have really enjoyed it!!!

Tried and True

Elaine
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JMankanda Premium
A masterpiece as always
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VeronicasLuv Premium
Aww...that's so sweet of you, Jacqueline. Thank you!
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Heyday Premium
I’ll second that, great post and excellent analogy
Best wishes
Heyday
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VeronicasLuv Premium
Thanks for reading, David. Glad you enjoyed the post.
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MKearns Premium
Wisdom and Waddies. Grea post-Veronica!
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VeronicasLuv Premium
LOL...Thanks, Papa!
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