Continuing on with my success factors series, I offer to you this one: Become an expert.
Successful people become experts in their field. This doesn’t mean you have to know everything about a particular topic; does anybody?
But you do need to study up on it. If it’s a skill, you need to practice it until you are proficient at it. If it’s knowledge, you need to learn everything you can about it. Basically, you want to reach the point where you’re confident that you can teach someone else about it.
The good news is, you only have to be two or three steps ahead of someone else in a thing to be considered an expert!
Why is becoming an expert essential to being successful? We’ve already talked about increasing your value. Gaining knowledge and skills increases your value.
We’ve also talked about increasing your influence. When people perceive that you have value, you increase your influence.
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