Are You More of an Expert Than You Think You Are?
Here’s an amazing fact: Acknowledging what you already know can make you an immediate expert.
If you’re like me, you know more than you think you do.
Take a quick poll of those who know me best and they’re more likely to think I’m a know-it-all than a know-nothing, but I’ve been realizing lately that my two decades of experience as a non-traditional inhabitant of this planet make me more of an expert than I think I am. I have important, first-hand, practical knowledge of things like freelance writing, very small home-based businesses, online selling and personal growth, among other things.
I know more than I give myself credit for, and you probably know a few things yourself.
I’ve been involved in writing, running businesses, working online and bettering myself for years, not just months like some self-proclaimed gurus. I have more knowledge than people who make thousands of dollars proclaiming themselves experts in these fields.
And why is that? Why haven’t I been able to leverage my knowledge? It’s because I really haven’t tried. When I share what I know with others in person, through this blog or in other online forums, my no-nonsense, no-frills advice is usually well-received.
What do you know about? And what are you doing with it?
Without any further training or additional credentials, you could probably be offering your advice and comments to the world as an expert. Whether you have years of experience or only a few months, you know how to do something. And someone else would like to know what you know.
Forget the jealousy involved in protecting trade secrets or keeping your sources from the competition. To truly experience having something valuable, try making sure others have it, too. Spiritual-types say things like that all the time, but it applies here, too.
I’ve been telling you some of the things I’ve learned so far, and I’ll continue to do that right here. Tell me what you know and where you’re sharing it. I might like to know, too. In fact, a world full of hungry minds are waiting for expertise like yours.
So Much More Life is now accepting guest posts. The first guest post will appear on Monday, June 28. Kate Irwin from Improved Confidence.com snagged the spot. I’ve enjoyed discussing the post with her over the last few days, and I know you’ll like it. Also, check Improved Confidence.com on Friday, June 25 when I’ll be guesting there with a post about the confidence that comes from plodding right along.
Watch for more guest posts here. Would you like to guest on So Much More Life? Contact me. I’ll be running at least two guest posts in July.