In Malcolm Gladwell’s book, Outliers, he claims that it takes 10,000 hours of practice to master anything. How could any of us have what it takes to be an expert?
That truly sent this “wannabe” into a frenzy.
Who has that kind of time to get good?
Lucky for us, his theory has been disputed by a Princeton research study, Tim Ferris and me. 🙂
What is an Expert?
An expert is someone who shows mastery in a particular skill.
BUT, more specifically, an expert is someone who knows more than a beginner.
When we want to learn to do something, most of the time we google how to do it or watch a YouTube video.
We don’t specify that the person we learn from has to show proof that they have practiced for 10,000+ hours.
We just want to learn.
We look for someone who knows more that we currently know.
It’s that simple.
Did the light bulb come on?
You do have what it takes to be an expert.
Right now.You do have what it takes to be an expert. Already. Right now.Click To Tweet
Resources to Get Good Fast
I love hacks.
Cleaning hacks. Organization hacks. Food hacks.
Anything that can save time, I am all over it.
The best resources I have found on learning to get good fast are from Tim Ferris. I highly recommend his books and podcasts. Here are a few examples (with affiliate links) to my favorites:
I’m trying to figure out how to have a 4-hour work week, use shortcuts to get my body into shape and learn to cook in record time!
But not only that, Tim Ferris gives tips to master any skill (ex: learn a new language or how to become a world-class tango dancer) in hours/days instead of years.
If you love to learn but want to get good quicker, this is the author and these are the books for you.
Do You Have What it Takes to Be an Expert?
I hope you are seeing that you probably are an expert in many of your hobbies already.
If anyone has admired your handmade work or teaching talents, then you, my friend, are an expert.
It’s Time to Share
You know you have what it takes to be an expert.
I would love to interview you.
You don’t have to have a business and make money from your craft, but if you know more than a beginner would, YOU are exactly the kind of expert that I am looking for.
Help beginners learn what you know.
If you do have a business, consider it a free promotion. 😉
Go here to Get Interviewed and answer the questions.
I look forward to meeting you.
What’s Your Hobby?
In the comments below, let me know what your hobby/passion is and how long you have been at it.