What are you interested in? We all have a passion for
something. So, what is your passion?
Are you actively
seeking information about your passion? Knowledge, providing it
is correct knowledge, will increase your power.
century there is an increasing demand for experts in so many
fields. Everything is becoming more and more specialized.
Let me give you an example. At the turn of the 19th Century, all
you needed to do to be an Accountant was to be good with numbers
and undertake some training with other accountants. Later,
formal qualifications were required. It consisted of a special
course called a Diploma where up to a dozen specific subjects
had to be studied.
As technology increased and finance,
book-keeping and taxation became increasingly more complex, more
subjects were required to be undertaken, presently around three
dozen. The Diploma was replaced with a Degree.
Accountants can specialize in general accounting, management
accounting, taxation accounting and other specific areas.
Employers pay much more for specific talents and qualifications
than they do for general labour.
So, are you seeking
knowledge in your chosen field? Are you updating your knowledge
platform on a regular basis? If you are not then you are almost
certainly going backwards. This means that you will be rapidly
overtaken by others who are embracing new technology and
absorbing the knowledge that goes along with it.
succeed today you need to specialize in a niche market.
Let me ask you a question. Let's assume that you have created a
new and exciting product. You want to patent it to protect your
rights. Would you go to any old lawyer or would you seek out a
specialist Patent Attorney?
Let's say you required a
knee reconstruction. Would you ask a normal doctor to perform
the surgery or would you seek out a surgeon who specializes in
this form of re-constructive surgery? You want the best surgeon,
One more example. If you owned a Nissan motor
vehicle, would you prefer to take it to a Nissan specialist
mechanic? Or would you entrust the repairs to a general mechanic
whose workshop is full of clapped-out old bombs.
Finally, don't be fooled into thinking that you don't need to
keep learning. We all need to learn on a continuing basis. To
achieve more we have to know more. We don't necessarily have to
do more but that helps too. Some people get a couple of years of
experience, repeat that experience for twenty years then think
that they have twenty years of experience. Wrong. They still
have only two years of experience that they have repeated ten
times. There is a big difference.
What are you doing to
become a specialist?
About the Author:
Gary Simpson is the author of eight books covering a diverse
range of subjects such as self esteem, affirmations, self
defense, finance and much more. His articles appear all over the
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