Wednesday, February 17, 2010


I can only give you so many tips on the AH game, but it's you that has to actually go out and use them. And the most important things that you will learn about making money will come from just doing it. Experience is the greatest teacher we can ever have and it cannot be given away, only earned. Experience can only be gotten by doing and only then will you be truly good at what you do. The same can be said about professional sports even, it's not until you actually compete that you get really good because you can watch and learn all you want, but until you get into the thick of it, you still don't have the necessary understanding.

The biggest enemy of doing great is doing well. Once you get to a point and you're doing well, most people tend to stop pursuing greatness and continue to just be good at what they're doing. That's because just by following a proven method will take you a few notches above the curve, but it will never get you to the top. To get there you need the experience of getting to "above average" before you can go further and learning from it.

The reason for this is because there's a lot of small little things that you won't normally notice and is difficult to even point out after you've learned them. You can also think of this as developing your instincts. Your average person won't be able to tell when a market is going to shift up or down, or know if they spend that extra few gold they can turn it into a lot more. But with experience you'll learn this small ability which applies to everything in the world. The more you do something the better your understanding becomes and that allows you to take it even farther. Simply following a guide book and going through the motions will indeed get you somewhere, but it won't get you as far as you would like usually. That's because whoever writes that guide expects you to have real interest in it and that you will look to expand your own thinking.

What does this mean to you? It means that while you may learn a lot from this blog and others like it and may increase your WoW income, but you really need to do more than take advice. You have to be attentive to what's going on around you while you do so. Pay attention to the market, don't just react to it. If prices start to drop don't just say "oh I'll just change my threshold," instead figure out why the prices have dropped off. Do this and you'll be much better prepared for when that comes to happen to another market. This is important experience and it is the hardest lesson to learn simply because you are never told when or how the lesson is being offered. Just like you never know when opportunity will knock, you always have to keep your eyes and ears open.

So from now on when you read this blog and work your AH game, pay attention to what you're doing and why you're doing it. The best advice anybody can ever give you (for anything really) is to learn from your own actions, turn mistakes and bad decisions into ways to strengthen yourself. Never stop learning, because knowing is half the battle!

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