Putting Knowledge Into Action

I found a great new blog by Alex Yeo called SelfHelpSpot.com: Insights to Self Help & Personal Development. The post that caught my attention first was this one: Are you going to use it? It’s about the fact that acquiring knowledge isn’t beneficial unless you take some action.

This comes at a good time for me because I’ve been thinking a lot lately about all the knowledge that I’ve accumulated over the last year or so and what I’ve done with it. I’ve learned quite a bit about blogging and internet marketing, etc, but I really haven’t done a whole lot with this information. Yes, I’ve been blogging pretty consistently and sharing much of what I’ve learned, but I’m still not making much money at this.

I know money isn’t the whole reason I’m blogging. Don’t get me wrong; I would be blogging for free, but I doubt I would be putting quite as much work into it if I didn’t see some sort of reward. This probably will be offensive to the blogging purists out there, but I believe this is a common truth for most of us who are blogging. We hold that hope deep down inside that we’ll some day be able to make a living from blogging. Right?

There’s nothing wrong with that, guys! It’s okay to make money from your blogging. We as bloggers provide a great deal of value as well as entertainment for our readers. It’s perfectly reasonable that we get something out of it. I’m not suggesting we begin charging for our content, but including advertising on our blogs and occasionally plugging a product or posting for pay isn’t a bad thing.

With all of this in mind, I really find Alex’s post to be a call to action. Most of you reading this have also accumulated a huge amount of knowledge, too. Let’s take some time to put together some plans for putting this information into action and making our lives better and more productive. Thanks to Alex for the insight and inspiration!

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15 Responses to Putting Knowledge Into Action

  1. Alex says:

    Hi Ray,

    Thanks for your compliment! I am glad my blog post inspired you. I believed if you provide real value for your readers, the money will come sooner or later for you. Let’s keep motivated and work towards our goal. Yeah…


  2. ray says:

    Hey Alex. My pleasure! I agree with the value idea, too. I think it needs to be coupled with strong marketing a perhaps a bit of luck, too, though. Here’s to our future success!

  3. digitalnomad says:

    Nice find. I have some friends I need to send this to. We are having similar conversations on our blogs. (Digital Nomads, Supercool School, Necessary Skills). It’s about education, goals, and changing your your belief system.

  4. Peter says:

    I echo Digital Nomad good read and keep us advised of your progress. Rooting for your success.

  5. ray says:

    Thanks digitalnomad and Peter! I’ve always found the learning part to be easy and actually fun. It’s the application part that is the battle. I’m looking forward to reading about your own thoughts on this. Good luck to all of us!

  6. you are right on. All the knowledge in the world won’t do you any good, if you don’t take action.

  7. Desmond Ng says:

    That is really true! Great website by the way.

    I think human are naturally kind. We like helping each other (unless they threaten your survival). How do you feel everytime you help someone? Feels great right?
    The satisfaction you get is really not comparable to anything else.

    Why I say threaten your survival is because I think many of us feels terrible when you help someone out achieve you. For example, you help someone promote etc. And not surprisingly, Alex actually just blogged about this today so check it out haha…

    I’m a fan of Personal Development myself so it was lucky of me to know him too.

    Desmond Ng

  8. ray says:

    Hi AnnaLaura. Now, to figure out how to make things happen with all of our knowledge. Thanks for commenting and it’s nice to hear from you again!

  9. Alan says:

    Your thoughts are real good. The key however i believe is the “How-to” factor that needs to be addressed. Will be glad to know more.

  10. ray says:

    Hi Alan. I’m going to be posting more as I find out more about what works for me personally. Thanks for your comment!

  11. digitalnomad says:

    I see from another post on another blog that you are listed as nomadic, or at least interested in being a nomad…true?

    It does tie in with learning new things.

  12. ray says:

    Hi Michael (digital nomad). Yes, I’m definitely interested in the whole idea of being nomadic. It’s hard to keep learning and experiencing new things when you’re tied down to one location and a dead end 9 to 5-er. I just got finished reading Tim Ferriss’s The 4-Hour Workweek and I highly recommend it for all those who are aspiring to a nomadic lifestyle. I’m working on a review now…

  13. digitalnomad says:

    Thanks Ray,
    I look forward to reading your review. Is “The 4-Hour Workweek” available online? Guess I will do a search on it and also will mention this in an upcoming post.

  14. ray says:

    Michael, I posted the review this morning and included an amazon link, of course. I think you’ll really like the book…

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