A to Z Analogy: Wheat
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.
Strive to Thrive,