Who do you think you are? Yes, you, the one reading this. I want to know why you think you can consider yourself an “expert”.
What am I trying to say? Well, to be honest, what you just read has nothing to do with the article.
Why? Because I am trying a different approach in my writing. You may think I’m weird, crazy, or even stupid!
Why would I care? I’m just being myself. Accept the fact that not everyone is like you, or thinks the way you do.
That, too, didn’t have anything to do with the article you’re about to read.
You are probably sitting down, or standing in a coffee shop waiting for your coffee, or standing in the train on the way to work. Whoever you are, whatever it is that you do, remember that you cannot consider yourself an expert, at all.
Talk to all of the top thought leaders around the world, I bet you that not one of them will say that they are an expert. I bet if you ask them how much they knew when they first started out, they’d probably say, “Not that much”.
If other people call you an expert, that is fine, but never, ever consider yourself an expert. You may have interviewed someone in the past that actually knew more than you but you didn’t hire them because you knew that all your flaws would be brought to light and you’d lose employees, clients, or friends.
Yes, I just said that, but I may not be referring to you, it could be the person standing behind you. It could be your boss. It could be your best friend. It could be anyone you know, or don’t know.
I am serious.
Don’t call yourself an expert. Don’t call yourself a leader in your work field. Don’t call yourself professional marketer.
I’ll stop right there.
Did that get you? Did you feel like what you’ve read so far is about you? Maybe you’re thinking that I had you in mind while I wrote this. Well, sorry to burst your bubble, I wasn’t thinking of you, I might not even know you personally.
I was talking to someone very close to me, myself. Yes! That’s right, myself! I tell myself everyday, “I am NOT an expert”. We ALL need to remind ourselves that WE ARE NOT EXPERTS.
You probably think I’ve even more crazy or you may just agree with me that YOU ARE NOT an expert. Whichever it is, Thanks!
This isn’t what I was really going to write about but, heck, who cares! Haha! Hope you enjoyed.