Is Knowledge More Valuable Than Action?

the will to create

Do you spend more time learning than you do using what you learn?

Do you believe that knowledge is power?

Having skills may be good but being know as an action taker just may be more of an asset for life and in business according to Gary.

Will is more important than can. It’s more important than talent, too. A moderately skilled person who will is able to outperform a gifted person who won’t.

Those who will thrive on activity and challenge.

Those who will don’t need to be pushed – their natural state is in motion. They find things to do. They find people to serve. They can smell opportunities and they see things from angles that the ‘cans’ don’t know exist.

Those who will don’t wait for the perfect tool or the perfect opportunity. They say, “What the hell – let’s give it a shot!” They move forward and risk failure because they know that the only real failure is not trying.

Those who will don’t spend all their time planning. The perfect plan never materializes – and those who will know this. They forge ahead and plan for multiple contingencies along the way.

Skills can always be learned.  But having the will to go after anything you want immediately will do far more for you than having knowledge that never gets put into action.

Quadruple your productivity with these 2 questions that streamline productivity

How productive are you really?

Do you try to pass off hours on facebook as “marketing”?

Are you even able to recognize distractions when they have got their evil grip on you?


Distractions are notoriously fun, or else why would we become puppets to their every whim? Is it simply because they feed our inner desire for instant gratification? Is it because we feel helpless as they pull us like a magnet into the direction that we have no intention going at 9:30am when all our work and responsibility is piling up and deadlines are looming not too far behind?

Luckily Farnoosh has devised a simple system that you can use every single day to keep you on task and dramitcaly improve your output and the quality of your life.

Disclaimer: If you wish to blame your lack of focus or short attention span on some fancy new-age acronym like ADD or ADHD or a variation of that, this blog post is not for you. In fact, none of my blog posts are!

How Getting Slapped Will Improve Your Productivity

When San Francisco-based blogger Maneesh Sethi realized he was wasting too much time on Facebook,YouTube and Reddit, he resolved to change his work habits.

His solution: Pay someone $8 an hour to slap him when it appears he’s wasting time on a social network.

The full Craigslist ad reads:


I’m looking for someone who can work next to me at a defined location (my house or a mission cafe) and will make sure to watch what is happening on my screen. When I am wasting time, you’ll have to yell at me or if need be, slap me.

You can do your own work at the same time. Looking for help asap, in mission, near 16th mission BART.

Compensation: $8 / hour, and you can do your own work from your computer at the same time.

Now this has to be the most creative (and painful) way to increase your personal productivity I have ever seen.

Not that I am saying I am a fan of this.  I get slapped enough as it it.

And I am already painfully aware that lots of distractions like social media are pretty much time wasters when you really look at the goal you are working towards.

If you want results, ditch Facebook or get slapped!