“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
In the article "Positioning Yourself as an Expert" Sylvia Baldock has an important message. You are not going to find experts in your field, you need to become one! We all know from Jobs, Musk and Thiel that it pays dividends to become the expert so why not get started NOW!
A few Nuggets from this article:
There has never been such and incredible wealth of knowledge at our fingertips as there is today and yet with our constant pre-occupation with our ‘busyness’ we often forget to feed our brains and our souls! We are the greatest asset our business has and neglecting that asset has serious consequences.
Investing in yourself is the best investment you will ever make. It will not only improve your life, it will improve the lives around you
People who constantly learn and grow are exciting to be around as you always learn something new from them.
We need more experts to help solve some of the planets biggest challenges such as climate change, being able to afford to retire and how best to thrive with an aging population.
Adopting a lean approach to solving problems will enable higher levels of success.
A good way to get started becoming an EXPERT in running a Lean Organization would be to read the books The Toyota Way, High Velocity Edge and Traction for some great IDEAS to get you started on your journey.
If you are working on a Startup you might be interested in The Lean Start-up, Zero to One and Getting the Right Things Done.
If you are more interested in the building industry and projects, some recommends are The Commercial Real Estate Revolution, Transforming Design & Construction and Target Value Delivery.
Thank you Sylvia for this article that is bang on about getting started!
What are you waiting for?