“If everyone waited to become an expert before starting, no one would become an expert. To become an EXPERT, you must have EXPERIENCE. To get EXPERIENCE, you must EXPERIMENT! Stop waiting. Start stuff.” ―Richie Norton
When was the last time you pushed yourself to the next level?
When did you last learn something new and immediately apply it to your business?
When did you last share your new learnings with your colleagues, your clients and prospects?
I am sure you will have heard the saying – “Knowledge is Power” -I have seen evidence of this so many times!
We all love to be educated and when someone stands up at a networking event and shares a new study, latest statistics, a new tool or innovation – they grab the attention of the audience position themselves as an expert and attract people to them who want to know more.
People who constantly learn and grow are exciting to be around as you always learn something new from them and you go away feeling enriched by their presence. These are the people you will seek out at future events and continue to connect with on social media for years to come. They are also the people you are most likely to refer to your contacts as they continually offer new value.
So -what are you currently doing to position yourself as the ‘Expert’ in your field?
How do your clients and prospect know you are great at what you do?
Do you –
Invest in your own growth?
Work with a coach or mentor?
Surround yourself with successful people who will inspire, challenge and support your growth?
Attend workshops, seminars and conferences on a regular basis?
Read business/self development books and apply the knowledge?
Listen to webinars, online training, Ted Talks, YouTube business/personal development channels?
There has never been such and incredible wealth of knowledge at our fingertips as there is today ad yet with our constant pre-occupation with out ‘busyness’ we often forget to feed our brains and our souls! We are the greatest asset our business had and neglecting that asset has serious consequences.
The impact of taking time to invest in ‘YOU’ is phenomenal!
You are subliminally saying to yourself ’I am important, I matter enough to make time for my own development’
Regular investment in ‘YOU’ will result in the following
- Renewed confidence and self-esteem.
- Greater Personal Presence.
- Fresh ideas.
- Increase of your value to clients, prospect and colleagues.
- ‘Expert Positioning’ – you will become the ‘Go To’ person in your area of expertise.
- Clarity and focus.
- Business and personal growth.
Knowledge is addictive and you will find that the more you learn, the more you want to know and every day becomes a journey of excitement, often into previously unknown territory.
You will feel much more fulfilled as you see yourself continually evolving and stepping up to the next level.
So, where will you invest in your greatest asset today, next week, next month? What small steps can you take right now to kick-start your pathway of discovery?