Are You An Expert?
Well are you? Am I? Is anyone?? What does it even mean to be an ‘expert’?
The Maquarie Dictionary describes an expert as ‘someone who has special skill or knowledge in a special field’.
A Doctor specialising in Obstetrics is ofcourse an expert in their field, a farmer whos farmed cattle for years is an expert in his field.
A teacher specialising in literacy is an expert in their field. But what does it take to be an expert? Is it a Uni Degree? Years of working in that field? Years of learning, working, starting at the bottom to eventually work your way to the top?? My guess it is a number of things put together. It doesnt always have to take years of study at Uni to obtain the knowledge, or twenty years working in a job to gain the experience. Its a decision that you want to learn all you can in that subject. You read what you can, learn from Mentors in that field and work hands on doing the practical to gain all the experience that you can.
In the internet world there are thousands of people out there claiming to be experts. Many of them are and many of them are just very clever about how they are positioned.
In this day of the Internet Super Highway, we have access to so much information. We can position ourselves as an expert simply by surrounding ourselves with other experts in our chosen field. Ofcourse we learn from them, follow them and work with them and we very quickly do actually become quite expertised ourselves. This is the beauty of it. You can choose your field, something you are truly passionate about and do know alot about, acknowledge the value of your experience and knowledge and then turn it into a business where you can sell that knowledge and create an income doing something that you love. I love that. It gives so many people unlimited opportunity to do incredible things both personally and professionally. I have met so many people whose lives have been transformed as they have become an expert in their niche and learnt how to market themselves on the Internet.
This Thursday we’ll be interviewing Danette Hibberd (The Product Funnel Formula) to talk all about this and more. Danette will share her own story with us and also show us how she teaches people to become an expert, be perceived as an expert, claim your space as an expert and create products and a successful business around this. I am looking forward to it. We’re all experts in something. You ARE you know!
Know it, Believe it, Acton it!!