I cannot stop but wonder why some people do not want to share what they know. There are no trade secrets, special sauce, or proprietary information in this game we play. EVERYTHING everyone does, has already been done before by someone else, it is just a spinoff of that process with a dash of salt and pepper to make it tasteful to their liking. Nothing more. If someone tells you they have done something completely unique, they are lying too. Notice the word completely there.
Do not get me wrong, there are a lot of innovators in this game that take existing gold making, battle ground, leveling both professions and toons, dungeons and raiding, and arena processes and revamp them to make them more successful, but the framework and original thought was already there. It is either enhancing a process or simplifying it, as I like to do, but sharing is success.
What do I mean by this? Simple. If you know something that someone is asking, help them out and share what you know. So many people have jumped on this Pay-It-Forward movement but yet, they look past their own backyard of neighbors reaching out for help and still do not share.
Also, do not think you are the best at something. If you do, you are saying you have stopped and become complacent with where you are at and giving up on learning, growing, and becoming more successful. Get the point? There is NO TOP FLOOR people. You can GO as high as you want in this game, endless as it seems sometimes, and as HIGH as you want in life. Never settle for where you are at. PUSH yourself and help others with a push if needed.
Time and time again, people have asked me how to get started in this or that and that they have asked many people and no one wants to help. I believe them. Why? Because I was one of those people asking for help as well and honestly, and sadly, not many where there to lend the hand and advice. Why? Maybe because some people like to think that they hold something special even though that is a falsehood. Maybe they like to think that if they share something, they will lose out. Maybe they like to think that if they share what they know, they will become obsolete themselves. All of this, obviously falls under the self-conscientious phase of the individual(s). Sharing ONLY makes the former knowledge stronger and more improved. Try yielding sometime to new thinkers and watch ideas blossom into greatness. And just think, you were there to share and become a part of the next generation of learners and gamers! What a concept!!
Why am I taking the time to write this, because it is a part of sharing and starting RIGHT NOW, I want to hear your stories and struggles. What do YOU need help with in the game? What are you struggling with in blogging, or podcasting, or live-streaming, or gaming in general? What are you trying to accomplish or where do you want to be? What if we could JOIN TOGETHER, what a concept, and actually take a couple minutes a day and help people fish for a life time?
Email me at WowProfitz@gmail.com. If you want your stories to be private just let me know, otherwise, I will probably be making another post shortly summarizing the ones I receive. Either way, I look forward to your responses and remember, Sharing IS Success!
“Life isn’t about getting and having, it’s about giving and being.” ~Kevin Kruse