You may be more experienced and smarter than you think. A lot more people can benefit from your ideas, talent or skill. You are probably more smarter than you are being paid for. You don’t need a fancy office, just put relevant stuff online for the right people and you are good to go.
What most people don’t realize is that there aren’t a lot of experts in the world. If you simply choose to focus on the thing you love to do, you can become an expert at it. If you can become an expert at it, you can do it for a living.
Millions of people are searching for good advice on how to live better and do stuff that can improve their lives. Others want to start a business. Why not monetise who you are and what you know? Your advice and wisdom is valuable, even if you don’t know that yet. Your message can make a huge difference in lots of people’s lives across the globe.
You are smarter than you think!
You are not here to think small. You can be as big and successful as you can possibly imagine. Yes, you can. You just don’t trust yourself enough yet. No matter who you are or what you dream of becoming, remember this: No one ever came to this planet to take a back seat, play second fiddle or make it small.
You have everything you need to make an impact as an entrepreneur or “intrapreneur”. It depends on how you see it. You don’t even have to start your own business. Don’t think too far into the future. Use what you have right now at where you are and witness the magic.
Everybody is good at something!
The good news for you is that you know something or better still you are good at something. You know it, your friends and colleagues know that. You have been ignoring that side of you for far too long. You can do something about it and make it your business. It may not necessarily be your passion.
It could be something you have studied for a while and you can easily identify yourself as an expert in that if you work at it. People have lots of questions and you probably know most of the answers already. It doesn’t have to be comprehensive processes or steps. You don’t even have to leave your present job to be an expert online.
Here is what you can consistently do
You can host webinars, write weekly posts, join an expert group, start a YouTube channel to teach people what you know or even put your ideas in an ebook. There are way too may options for everyone now. Whatever you choose to do, there are resources out there that can help you achieve your goals in simple steps. It doesn’t have to be hard. You can start small and scale or you can even choose to be small but consistent.
Curiosity does not kill the creative; it makes them feel alive. You, too, probably have certain areas in which you could become an expert. There is no opportune moment than now to be an expert in your industry. You won’t be an instant millionaire, but with time you will become an expert people will depend on for educative information.
Seth Godin has shown up for over 10 years!
Seth Godin has consistently delivered or showed up for his industry and contributed his knowledge on permission marketing and being indispensable for over 10 years. What he says will matter for the rest of his life. That’s how much credibility he has now. You are not too late. He started on a certain day in a particular year. You can still start today and make an impact. All you need to do is show up to write a post, write an ebook, share a video, host a webinar or sell a product. And be consistent.
If you are going to build a real empire, you need to pick one topic, learn it, master it, share it, become known for it, and make real money teaching it. Yes, you will eventually make good money being who you are. Then you have a real foundation on which to build, and only then should you start positioning yourself as an expert on other topics.
Choose yourself and start teaching others about a topic you care about!
You are or can quickly become an expert on any given topic by getting results, doing your research, and serving as a role model. So what will it be? What is your topic? Choosing a topic to teach others about is akin to choosing a passion in life—sometimes it chooses you more than you choose it.
First, choose to teach others a topic that you already find fascinating and already love to learn about. If you find yourself always buying and reading finance books, then there is a hint: finance may be your topic. What is it that you love to do? What are your passions right now? Those are great starting points for the process of choosing a topic.
What can others learn from your struggles?
Consider what you have been through in life. Have you had a turning point worth sharing, a triumph worth knowing, or a tragedy that makes you say, “Wow, I struggled through something important, and now I want to teach others so that I can minimize their struggles. These are all signs of what you can do or start online.
Choose your audience and start serving.
Who do you want to serve? Who do you ultimately want to serve most in your new career. Do you want to help youth, parents, women, men, retirees, businesses, nonprofits, entrepreneurs—who, exactly, is your target audience? Once you have a demographic in mind, you can go ahead and make that impact they expect.
Start doing what you choose to serve every day. Awesome things will start to happen. You wouldn’t believe how attractive you become to the world once you start doing what you love.
It’s that simple! JUST DO IT! I choose to write on starting and growing a new business and I love it. Every post is like the first. It gets better with time.