We all know a lot more about some or the other topic than someone else. In other words, there will always be one person out there who knows less than we know about a special topic, even if we still have much to study about it. This particular skill or knowledge is what makes us specialists. But we have to give away the information we have in order to encounter the confidence that comes with being an authority.
Yes, I believe everyone is extraordinary. Although no one is born with special talents, we have all acquired at least one trait that makes us experts in that particular field. It doesn’t need to be something big and cherish-worthy; these traits cannot be weighed. We can use this ‘special talent’ that we have to build confidence.
I recommend the following steps to help you commemorate your expertise and develop your personal confidence in the process.
- Identify your unique skill or consciousness. What do you know how to do well? What do you do in your life that keeps you apart? What specialties do carry have that you love to spend time doing and have become an authority in? Expertise doesn’t certainly require knowledge in a professional area. I’ve met specialists at creating extravagant meals on a budget, developing greenhouses for growing the most beautiful orchids, and running a profitable home daycare business. Recognize what you understand how to do better than most other individuals. You can do that by spending time with yourself and carefully observing the thought pattern.
- Speak about your unique skill or knowledge with the people around you. Believe it or not, many people have no idea how to approach or tackle the very activity or subject you already remember so much about. This is why you are the expert in that particular field. Find possibilities to share your knowledge with somebody interested in your subject. Teach a bunch of people for your university’s continuing education program. Speak on your subject at a high school or local library. Offer a couple of tips to organizations, clubs, or associations. Write an article on the subject for inclusion in a newspaper, magazine, or newsletter.
- Build upon your particular skill or knowledge. Continue advancing in your expertise by further elaborating your knowledge on the subject. Read articles, take online classes, attend workshops, or join organizations that focus on your keen area of interest. Keep learning as much as you can about your subject matter and nurture your knowledge and passion.
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