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The value in never becoming an expert.

What are you good at? Are you the best financial planner in the area? Maybe the best fitness trainer, hairdresser, accountant or solicitor? Congratulations! What a nice feeling! You've reached your pinnacle and are all set to smugly (and deservedly) sit back and bask in your glory.

But.....if you want to stay on top of your game, the learning can never stop.  Don't be fooled for one second!  If you are the best in your field, you can bet your competition is out there hungry to your take your prize.  Not only that, espousing that you're an "expert" really closes you off from learning, a shift in mindset that's not for the better.

Denis Waitley says it all in his quote "Never become so much of an expert that you stop gaining expertise. View life as a continuous learning experience."

There are always innovations, discoveries and developments for you to try.  Learn from your peers; do your MBA; take that online course.  On your way up you learnt by trying new things, making mistakes, and trying again. Don't become that complacent "expert" with nowhere to go.

As famously stated by Ray Croc, founder of McDonalds "When you're green you grow. When you're ripe you rot".  

Keep green people. Keep green.