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.
On Monday I attended the funeral of a good friend of mine from medical school, Andy Greer. He died suddenly while working a shift at Christchurch Hospital. He was 40.
Don’t get me wrong, I’m not one of these people who loves failure.
Challenges are a daily phenomenon for the entrepreneur.
Heaven is not wanting to be anywhere else.
That brings out our best.
We’ve all heard the statement, the ends justifies the means.
If you want to do anything extraordinary, it’s likely that you’re going to need to break some rules.
Sometimes, I don’t have anything to add.