This post was most recently updated on March 22nd, 2018
Do you remember the last time you went to someone for advice when you had a problem? Most probably, he/she was an expert in their field.
Whether it is curing a disease, buying clothes, learning how to drive a car, clicking better photographs or learn how to become a better public speaker, we all go to the experts to learn anything because it shortens our learning curve. Experts teach us better and faster.
They tell us to avoid mistakes which they made so that we can achieve what we want faster.
This leads us to the point that everyone can become a master in their field. Most people live mediocre lives because they don’t know the value of expert in any field.
10 Reasons To Be An Expert In Your Field.
You are the master of your field.
Being the expert means that you are the master of your field. You know your subject better than 90% on the Earth. And that makes you special.
When you know your subject better than majority of people, your confidence soars high.
Take any task you want to accomplish in this world, it does take confidence to get you there.
Would you take action towards your dream without confidence?
Being an expert in your field gives you that unmatched confidence which people can see it in your eyes.
When you are an expert, your reputation is higher.
Imagine being called for a talk at a prestigious event or an organization. You now know what I am talking about.
Easy access to worthy people
Everyone wants to meet famous and successful people but they don’t meet anyone unless they provide value or are super specific on why they want to meet them.
But when you are an expert of your field, you are viewed differently. Being an expert, you stand apart from everyone else.
Hence, the door to meet worthy and influential people easily opens for you.
Never worry about pay check
People pay for the knowledge, service or product you provide to make their lives easier and better. And being an expert, you have something that others don’t have.
This way, you never have to worry about pay check as you’ll easily create opportunities to earn more by helping more and more people in a better way.
You don’t have to wait for permission.
Experts don’t wait for permission to so anything worthwhile. They create new opportunities themselves.
Let’s take an example of a teacher.
You are an expert teacher in your subject. Now, rather than waiting for schools to give you permission to teach and wait for long, you can create your own course and teach online.
As long as you know your subject better, no one can stop you from doing what you want.
Stop waiting for permission. Experts are great at starting something.
You are more creative
Being an expert in your field means doing what no one else is doing.
Everyone has the same knowledge but when you become an expert, you are known for the creative solutions you bring to the table.
Everything else is secondary.
Solves bigger problems
Anyone can solve small problems by learning and applying few tactics and methods.
But experts play a long term game.
They know their subject better than anyone else hence; they are called to solve bigger problems.
What’s better than solving a problem this world badly wants to eradicate?
Creates ripple effect
A leader is not the one who creates more followers. A leader is the one who creates more leaders.
And when a expert leader teaches others who want to walk the same path, these followers too start creating more leaders and creates a ripple effect of goodness in the world.
The world needs you
No one needs average and mediocre people who dreams small.
The world needs an expert in each and everything they do.
However, if you wander and spend your life playing average, I guess you can easily predict your future.
Stop playing small.
Become an expert. The world needs you.
This post first appeared on the LinkedIn page of Bhavin Shah, Award winning motivational speaker and Internationally certified corporate trainer.