Category : Self Development

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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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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My 18 Biggest Lessons Learned In Life

Growing up

A year is a long time to learn life lessons. These lessons learned in life will transform, inspire and empower you to reach for your dreams – and succeed.

Here are the 6 biggest ones.

Lessons Learned In Life #1:

Friends Matter

Friends Matter

I passed out of medical school over 30 years ago. There were 204 students in my batch.

In the course of 2017, I met nearly 50 of them in person at least once.

That’s 25% of a group of friends I’ve known for three long decades!

It’s amazing.

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5 Forces That Drive You To Succeed

The Drive To Succeed

“Every dream will be challenged!”

These powerful words from a mentor of mine have been burned in fire into my memory.

Rarely, a dream or goal comes true easily and effortlessly, without delays, problems or hurdles. More often, though, you have to overcome many obstacles and suffer some pain before achieving any meaningful target.

And the bigger your dreams, the tougher your challenge, the more ambitious your goals, the more likely it is that you will face difficulties on your way towards it.

When this happens, what will you do?

Will you just give up?

Or will you persist and struggle and succeed?

A lot of that depends upon your attitude and experience – how badly you want to succeed. Some of it depends upon your skills and network. And a tiny bit depends upon luck or chance.

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9 Great Things I Experienced In 2018

9 Great Things I Experienced in 2018

The year is winding to a close.

Looking back as I often do in mid-November, 2018 is no exception to the general rule.

Great Things Happen Every Year.

To me. To you. To everybody.

Sometimes, it’s the same thing for many. But there are usually a few unique, special things that happened only to you.

Here are 9 great things I experienced in 2018…

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