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Data is Not Wisdom

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Author, Columnist, Social Media Marketing Consultant, One of the original web pioneers. Believer in living dreams.

Are You Too Connected?

The Difference Between Data and Wisdom

  • Consuming data is NOT wisdom.
  • Wisdom is not transferable.
  • Wisdom is not just knowledge.
  • Data -> knowledge -> ? -> wisdom.
  • Ingredients for a cake do not make a cake.

Facebook Will Not Make You a Genius

  • Spend time in solitude.
  • Use both sides of your brain by using meditation and spending solitary, creative time.
  • Write a novel. It doesn’t matter whether or not it is published. The processes your brain goes through to do this will change you. This is not true of non-fiction. You must write fiction.
  • You can start with poetry, or painting, or crafting, and move to long fiction later… but start taking time to be creative.

Good Little Consumers

  • Marketing is fabulous, and buying things is stupendous… BUT… you need to take time out of your day when your brain is not following this line of thought. Fast thought and triggered reactions do not lead to wisdom. Get triggered and buy something cool, THEN spend some time alone and actually (crazy idea alert) go through the course you just bought, mull it over and process it. Think about how you can use it, and what it means. Develop wisdom.
  • Stop looking for reflections of who you MIGHT be, and find out who you actually ARE!
The audio skips a few syllables and puts in a couple of random noises, but I have faith in you. You can work it out. :)

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  1. PrincessShimari

    Wow!! That was truly amazing reflection Rebecca. Thanks.
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  2. Rebecca Woodhead
    Rebecca Woodhead04-11-2012

    Thank you. I’m glad you liked it.
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  3. Tonya Stephens
    Tonya Stephens04-11-2012

    Hi Rebecca,
    I agree with you. Meditation is a great way to loosen up your creativit.y
    I am an artist,a painter and I know when I’m in the zone.
    The whole world goes away except for what I’m creating. I love to do abstracts because of thisTthere is nothing literal to distract you!
    Thank you for your very insightful writing style.
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    • Rebecca Woodhead
      Rebecca Woodhead04-16-2012

      Isn’t it great when you’re in the zone? Love it. Thank you.

  4. Monna Ellithorpe
    Monna Ellithorpe04-16-2012

    Hi Rebecca,

    For some reason this sentence popped out at me. Stop looking for reflections of who you MIGHT be, and find out who you actually ARE!

    Thanks for the reminder.

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    • Rebecca Woodhead
      Rebecca Woodhead04-16-2012

      I’m so glad Monna and you’re SO welcome, angel. <3

  5. Shelly Allen
    Shelly Allen04-16-2012

    I love this—> “Stop looking for reflections of who you MIGHT be, and find out who you actually ARE!”

    And I loved this post too… Lot’s of WISDOM (not data) here!
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    • Rebecca Woodhead
      Rebecca Woodhead04-16-2012

      Glad it resonated, and thanks so much for that comment. Much appreciated. :)

  6. Rasheed

    I love being “in the zone.”

    I use a combination of Pomodoros, GTD, and meditation to get “in the zone.” Works well for me!

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  7. Rebecca Woodhead
    Rebecca Woodhead05-17-2012

    Ooh… I missed this comment, Rasheed. I’m going to learn more about Pomodoros and GTD. Thanks for sharing that.

  8. Jay Carter
    Jay Carter09-09-2012

    Damn. I thought data was wisdom.
    Learning seemed like such a simple way to gain wisdom, but I now realise more is required and I’ll have to think about how I’ll now gain wisdom.

  9. Kristen Day
    Kristen Day04-08-2013

    Thank you Rebecca for posting this! I’ve been feeling drained, cranky, and altogether empty of creativity and meaning for a couple weeks now. It is in direct corelation with my attempt to market, market, market on every social media website imaginable. And my poor right side brain has gotten left out in the cold. Thank you for reassuring me that I’m not crazy, I’m simply forcing part of my brain to shut down. And it’s not a good thing to do.

  10. Shelly Allen
    Shelly Allen04-30-2013

    Loved it again!
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  11. Norma

    This is gorgeous!
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  12. Frederick A Hothan
    Frederick A Hothan03-07-2014

    Taking a break from a very busy day really helps.
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