Often, as we strain to improve our skills and achieve more, we forget about the knowledge we already have and take for granted because "everyone knows that". The quote above is a reminder that you are an expert in some things, at least to someone.
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The quote comes from a post of the same name by Preston D Lee on Graphic Design Blender. He writes of striving to give this high-level, deep presentation when someone in the audience asked him a very simple question, helping him remember not to skip the basics — and that at least for that simple topic, he was an expert:
I'm glad some brave kid at the back of an auditorium had the guts to ask me what the heck I was even talking about.
Because it reminded me that, to him, I'm an expert.
It reminded me (even though I've written about it before) that you don't have to be the world's leading expert on anything to start a business, create a blog, write a book, or whatever you dream of doing.
You may not feel like an expert in anything. You may not feel like you have anything worthwhile to write about on your blog, say in your podcast, or present to a class at your former University.
But you can do it.
Because, well, you're an expert to someone.
That doesn;t mean you have to get egotistical or stop adding to your expertise. It just means you are ready to move now.
You're an expert to someone [Graphic Design Blender]