Expertise Is Overrated… And Often Fatal To Your Goals

The truth about what really matters

Image for post
Image for post
Photo by LinkedIn Sales Navigator on Unsplash

The salesman who knew nothing

We underestimate the value of “Access” to expertise

If you spend time working on an adjacent competency, you’re not spending time on your core competency.

The cult leader

The novice versus the expert

Focus your efforts on the one skill that accounts for your best results. Build a talent pool of experts you can access when you need it. You’ll be respected for your mastery and envied for your connections.

Narrow your focus

Going small is ignoring all the things you could do and doing what you should do….It’s realizing that extraordinary results are directly determined by how narrow you can make your focus.

Build your cadre of experts

Connectors rule the world

Everyone craves the connector because when you need something, they know someone.

Written by

Experimenter in life, productivity, and creativity. Work in Forge | Elemental | Business Insider | GMP | Contact: barry@barry-davret dot com.

Get the Medium app

A button that says 'Download on the App Store', and if clicked it will lead you to the iOS App store
A button that says 'Get it on, Google Play', and if clicked it will lead you to the Google Play store