Jan 28, 2019 23:04:37

Expert is overrated

by @seunoyebode | 246 words | 1🔥 | 47💌 | 3💧

Seun Oyebode

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I was having a WhatsApp conversation this morning with a good friend. We were discussing around Digital Products. He share something profund;

[08:20, 1/28/2019] Torty: Expert is overrated. You just need to be a step or two ahead of your audience to teach them.
You're also learning as you're teaching them
[08:21, 1/28/2019] Torty: So just find a topic on what you know that others want to learn and boom your in business.
[08:22, 1/28/2019] Torty: That we learnt something easily doesn't mean another fellow will find it easy to learn without assistance
[08:24, 1/28/2019] Torty: That's where your book or video comes in

Those words struck me. I asked myself how much do we really need to know before we begin to teach?

I found my friend's statement to be true. 

I'm a huge fan of Brad Traversy, his videos help my Software Development. In some of his videos Brad has the documentation of what his teaching in the background of the video, sometimes he drags it to the screen. That says he is also "learning" what he is teaching.

On several occasions, Jeffery Way (Laracasts) says there are several ways to solve the particular problem he is teaching and i have seen folks "correct" or "improve" him in the comments of his videos.

These guys aren't newbies in the industry.

My guess is no teacher started as an expert. 

With this insight, we only need to believe in our awesomeness.

Make a product. Share with the world.

Just ship it.

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    @seunoyebode - Nice one. Agreed that the best way to learn something is to teach it.

    Actively working on shipping "IT".

    Keni avatar Keni | Jan 29, 2019 14:06:40
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