How To Be The Expert

Losing Control - Heart, Guts & Steel

Everyone wants to be an expert.

Nothing wrong with that.

The problem is that many want to become an expert overnight!

Now that may be possible in very narrowly defined niches, but even there the desirability of such ‘expertise’ is in question.

We all know and respect experts as having had long, immersive and intense knowledge and experience with a particular subject or skill. Indeed that’s the reason we look up to them.

Lately I’ve been noticing a flurry to create the impression of being an expert – by writing a book, by building a brand, by giving talks and presentations – which is hard to understand or explain.

True, the authority symbols of being a published author or keynote speaker or syndicated columnist are helpful in enhancing the expert status you attain – but on their own, these things don’t make you an expert.

There’s a lot going on behind the scenes before you can appear on your stage wearing ‘expert status’ as the crown on your head.

Let’s talk about it.

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Waiting Time? Or Wasting Time?

Endless Time

The abstract concept we call time is a funny thing.

We all know what it is. We all struggle to define, explain and actually understand it.

The same applies to the idea of wasting time. We experience it, but often can’t really describe it.

That’s why this excerpt from an article on ‘Mind Pickings‘ about waiting, with quotes from Jason Farman‘s book, caught my eye:

“Waiting points to our desires and hopes for the future; and while that future may never arrive and our hopes may never be fulfilled, the act of reflecting on waiting teaches us about ourselves. The meaning of life isn’t deferred until that thing we hope for arrives; instead, in the moment of waiting, meaning is located in our ability to recognize the ways that such hopes define us.”

Jason Farman, in ‘Delayed Response

And it embarked upon an intriguing explanation about the concept of time itself.

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Relax – Take It Easy

We’ve all bought into the dream.

The one with attractive pictures of you (or me) sipping a pina colada, resting on the beach, while cash pours into our bank accounts… because we run an auto-pilot home business on the Internet.

We’ve all realized it isn’t as rosy a dream to live through.

Reality bites. Early.

Web entrepreneurs discover that there’s a ton of work to put in first, before that dream of relaxing on the beach comes true.

And so, some of them give up and abandon the dream. The rest of us put our head down, nose to the grindstone, and prepare to give it our best shot.

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20 Top Personal Development Blogs For 2019 – Some Of Which You’ve Never Heard Before!

Where do you go to find inspiration?

Speaking for myself, I have a collection of favorite personal development blogs which regularly publish inspirational posts that I visit regularly.

Look, there are times when we all wind down. Grow weary. Get a little upset with things, people, and life itself.

Maybe we haven’t been sleeping well. Or have money worries. Or our relationships are going through a rough patch. Or there’s trouble at work. Whatever.

At times like this, it’s crucial to have sources that can inspire us along the journey we call life.

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3 Ways To Find Out If Your Niche Is Profitable

Profitable Niche

I created my first infoproduct way back in 1997.

It was for a very small and specialized niche. Since then, that little ebook has sold over SEVEN HUNDRED copies. Even today, it sells a few every month – with no effort at all.

That didn’t happen because I was smart – but because I was lucky. Very lucky.

Intuitively I had picked a product that was in high demand by the target audience. One they simply had to have because it offered the solution to a pressing problem that couldn’t be solved in any other way.

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