Learning vs Doing Mindset

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learn by doing

We can fool ourselves into believing that by learning something new we are doing important work. Learning is but a stepping stone to doing something with our new knowledge.

If we do not apply our knowledge in a meaningful way, we may be knowledgeable but it does not make us productive or successful.

Learning Is Not Doing

Learning is only half of the success recipe.  The other half is to do something purposeful with your knowledge.

We hear a lot about the importance of having the right mindset to become successful. But what does it really mean?

There is a difference between learning how to making money online and doing it successfully. If you find yourself often asking “Why am I not moving forward as fast as I would like?” then visit the link at the end of this post to read what I wrote on my blog at Wealthy Affiliate.  It can help you to discover what is holding you back.

Don’t be doomed to spinning your wheels in frustration because you have learned a lot, you know a lot, but have not yet been able to turn your knowledge into profit.

That All-Important Mindset Shift

When marketing and building our business online, many of us make the mistake of continuing to think and make decisions from a consumer mindset rather than a business mindset.

Maybe all you need to do is make that all important “shift” in your mindset, (and therefore your actions and results) to make the transition to successful marketer.

Discover what is holding you back.  95 percent of people trying to succeed online make this mistake.  Click below to read my article about the real difference between succeeding and failing.

Is Your Consumer Mentality Holding You Back?


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10 thoughts on “Learning vs Doing Mindset”

  1. Hey Jude, I have really enjoyed your blog post about “Learning vs Doing Mindset”. You make valid points about the importance of having the right mindset in this business, or any business, and it starts with how we allocate our time.

    Keep up the good work Jude and I really look forward to your future posts. Luke Vincent…

    1. Hi Luke,

      Yes, it is the mind shift most of us need to make when changing our focus from being an employee to operating our own business.

      I appreciate your visit and feedback. I look forward to dropping by your site too. Have a great day!


  2. Hi Jude,

    You’re post really hit home. I know that I used to and still sometimes find myself always looking for information rather than putting out products.

    I think that when we look at the business as “how may I serve” then we will actually start getting the results that we want.

    The hard part is that most of us don’t have any prior business skills before entering into the internet marketing world. Most of us come here from the consumer part.

    It takes a little time to think differently but eventually we all learn. Thanks for sharing this information…it’s an eye opener. Have a nice weekend.

    1. Susan, “how may I serve” is exactly the question! As you say, if we come from a non-business background we are conditioned to think about what we
      like, what we prefer, whether we would buy something for ourselves, and if we decide we would not buy it for ourselves, then we tend not to want to
      promote or sell it to others. That’s crazy when it comes to business thinking. It must be about what customers want and demand.

      Thanks for visiting and leaving your comment. I look forward to stopping by your site too. Enjoy your day.


  3. Jude, I really liked the comparisons between being a consumer vs being a teacher.

    I’ve certainly been guilty of going from one product to another and wandering where have I gone wrong!

    It is certainly correct in getting our minds away from ourselves and focusing on helping others.

    Thanks for the information.


    1. Hi Guy, we can sometimes be too focused on gathering information and learning new things rather than on producing value for what others want and need. You’re right, it is about “getting our minds away from ourselves”.

      There is a difference between active and passive action as it relates to making money, as the diagram on my other blog shows. Knowledge isn’t power by itself; the real power is in applying the knowledge.

      Thanks for reading and your feedback. Much appreciated. Have a great day!


  4. EXCELLENT! Really great explanation on the me, me, me thing and changing it to helping your customers/clients out. I really liked the diagram on consumer versus entrepreneur. Big help! Thanks.

    1. Hi Sharon, thanks for your feedback.

      You are clearly putting this advice into good practice with your website at OffTheShelvesFast.com

      By the way, I notice your avatar image is not showing with your comment here. I miss seeing your great smile! Did you know you can get a free gravatar image that follows wherever you post on sites, blogs etc. You can use the same image as in your social media sites. Gravatar is owned by WordPress.

      Get a gravatar here: http://en.gravatar.com/

      P.S. I hope you were able to figure out how to create images for your site menus and how to merge your LinkedIn accounts.

      Have a wonderful day!


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