List Categories | List All Articles | List Articles By Title
Are You An Expert At What You Do?
One of the most common refrains I hear from people is, "I can't create information products?I'm not an expert!"
Yet what is expertise?
Many organizations have tried to pin down the exact criteria that make an expert. They talk about university degrees earned and awards won and how much you're quoted in the newspaper. But I think there's a much simpler way to look at it.
Can you teach another person something they didn't know? Is that something of value to the person?
That's the only form of expertise you need to be worried about to create information products that enrich the world.
The Road of Knowledge There will always be someone else - at least one more person, maybe several more - ahead of you on your road to knowledge. They will know more than you do.
Don't sweat it. Instead, realize that those people are your teachers and mentors.
There are also people behind you on the road to knowledge - and you are their teacher and mentor. They can learn from you. You don't have to know every last thing there is to know about a topic to offer them helpful information.
Your fifth grade teacher didn't know everything there was to know about mathematics, but he or she was still able to teach you math.
Did you ever say to your math teacher, "You know nothing about string theory! How can you teach me long division?" Of course not.
The knowledge he or she had was perfectly suited to your needs at the time. There was value in what your teacher could share with you despite the fact that it wasn't the be all and end all of math.
In fact, if it had been the be all and end all, the information would have been useless to you. You weren't ready for all that. You were ready for long division.
It's the same with information products. There are students at different levels of study. For every level, there is a teacher needed.
Don't stay quiet, thinking you have nothing to offer because someone else has more. There is room in the world for more than one teacher on any given topic. In fact, there has to be. Who has the time or energy to reach 6 billion people all on their own?
If you're going to wait until you're the acknowledged grand poobah and supreme expert in the universe, you will never create an information product. You'll be waiting forever. And all the knowledge you do have will be lost to the world. Who Are You Not To Shine? Do you still question what you have to offer? Perhaps these words from Marianne Williamson's book, A Return To Love, will help.
"Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure... We ask ourselves, Who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, fabulous? Actually, who are you not to be?... Your playing small doesn't serve the world."
Remember those words anytime you find yourself thinking, "Who am I to write a book about this?" or "What makes me think I can create a tape set about that?"
Your playing small doesn't serve the world! It doesn't help the people behind you on the road. Don't hide. Don't wait. Share what you know.
About The Author
© 2003 Juiced Consulting.
Juiced Consulting helps business owners package what they know into information products - such as books, audiotapes and teleclasses - that they can sell to generate new business revenue. For a free newsletter and other resources, visit www.juicedconsulting.com; email@example.com
5 Master Qualities of Extraordinary Achievers
You can be a master achiever by developing the same qualities of those who seem to achieve more than others. Here are 5 qualities you need to master in order to become a successful person in your chosen field and in your life.
3 Powerful Tips to Help You Have Your Best Year Ever
Here are 3 powerful steps you can take to free yourself from frustration and to start enjoying the good life so many are enjoying right now:1) Know "where you are." Have you ever been lost in a residential area and no one was around to ask for directions? Now if you are somewhat familiar with the area, it's easy to just turn around here and there and find your way back.
Lifetime Success Key: Get a Life...
I was talking about my business to a stranger the other day and he scored a great point. He agreed that I had a great opportunity to offer, and a person could make a great deal of money from it.
Finding Your Purpose
What is success? As author and speaker Earl Nightingale said, success is the steady progression toward a worthy ideal. Success is the ability to love, enjoy your work, and have fun in your life.
Belief And Action Succeed
For centuries Protestant Christians have argued that you can reach heaven through faith (belief) alone while Roman Catholics have argued that both faith and works are necessary for salvation. However, both groups agree that faith and works are essential in the life of the true Christian.
19 Good Questions For Living The Good Life (Just The Right Question To Get Just What You Desire)
It happened again in class. While sharing my insights on a particular subject, I spontaneously began by saying:"Ask yourself this question"I believe in the power of a good question.
Associate with Losers And Youre Courting Failure
"You will be the same person in five years except for the people you meet and the books you read." ? Charlie JonesThink back and see if you can remember, by individual, all the people who had an influence on your life - good and bad.
If NASA Can Launch The Space Shuttle, Then You Can Become A Successnaut
The recent mission of the space shuttle Discovery is NASA's first return to space since the Columbia shuttle accident in Feb/03. Why is this important to you?Well, for one thing it reminds me of an old quote you might be familiar with:"If they can put a man on the moon, then.
Success Lessons I Learned From My Single Mom
I was at a dinner party the other night when someone posed this question: Who has influenced your life the most? I thought for a moment and said what no one else said, "My mother."You see, when I was four, my dad died.
Busy, Busy, Busy
Being busy has become a way of life for many of us. So much so that we begin to feel guilty if we find ourselves not being busy or we feel uncomfortable if we find we have nothing to keep ourselves busy.
True Success is Generous
"Write checks on a regular basis to those who you want to bless, not those who you owe. Be generous.
What Does Success Look Like To You?
So many of us want success, but how many of us really know what we mean when we say it? And please?..
The Fastest Way to Success
Your mind is the only tool that can create success in your life! If you don't believe me, just ask yourself what's stopping you? If other people can do it, why can't you? Are you afraid? Do you think that you can't do it? Do you have trouble staying on track? Do you think that you need to know, be, or do more before you can become successful?What we think about and how we think about it is what creates success or failure in life. If you thought about the things that Donald Trump thinks about, in the same way that he thinks about them, then you would be a billionaire very soon.
The Clichés of Success
The problem with writing about success is that almost everything ends up sounding like a cliché. It has all been said before.
We Become What We Think About
"A man's life is what his thoughts make of it."- Marcus Aurelius -Roman EmperorRalph Waldo Emerson once stated, "a man is what he thinks about all day long.
Unlocking Human Potential
Before we can unlock human potential, we need to know what it is. Human potential is defined as an unexposed ability and hidden power.
Individualistic Sucess Models
In individualistic success models, success is not due to the individual's relationship with his external environment or place in society, but, rather, a matter of individual accomplishment or, in some cases, a measure of his relationship with God. These models had their roots originally in Protestant Calvinism and are the typical ones you will see in "Success" books.
Awaken to Something New in Your Life: Conscious Change
What do we want most from life? Certainly, we all want to have POWER in our lives - the power to:· Be the best person we can be;· Do the things we'd truly like to do, in our work life, social life and spiritual life; and· Have all the things - the STUFF - that would make us happy.And most of all, we believe that we all want to live as we REALLY ARE - very special human beings with a divine purpose for living.
Step Up To Success
Sometimes it is better to just get on with doing something rather than thinking and planning for too long.Philip Humbert makes an interesting evaluation of the race for the South Pole by the Norwegian Roald Amundsen and Robert Scott (Scott of the Antartic).
Personal Excellence: Whats Your Motivation? (Part 1 of 3)
I was in the gym, pushing my adolescent muscles to their limit. The other dudes where there too, getting their various degrees of "pump" on.
home | site map
All articles are copyright to their owners.
Note: this website lists articles, We do not Write Articles !