In the current Internet world there’s a massive move towards claiming to be the expert rather than earning the right to be the expert. Every person with a blog or a Facebook account has the right to have an opinion.
But you have to earn the right to be an expert.
And you have a choice as to who to listen to.
If you are a real expert you have to do the reading, you have to do the work, you have to become an expert in the body of knowledge that exists, and you have to develop your own innovations that move that industry forward.
Just because someone is shouting loudly doesn’t make them an expert.
Just because there’s a vocal minority that think vaccinations are evil and 911 was a conspiracy theory doesn’t mean it’s true.
Choose carefully who is filling up your mind.
Sometimes leadership is about creating a vision and bringing people along.
To love and be loved. Isn’t that all there really is?
Almost everyone I know who has achieved greatness in something, be that business, sports, the arts, they all began their journey to escape something.
There’s a lot of talk now about hiring people for attitude rather than skills.
When we want something, we are taught to visualise that thing, to focus on that image, until we have it.
There’s almost never a completely clean run.
Sometimes wonderful things take you by surprise, they open a new door.
Have you ever moved into a new house and seen something that needed fixing and thought “I’ll get on to that soon”?
Humans are tribal.
As humans we have an insatiable desire to explain untoward events so we can get on with solutions.