3 Powerful Ways to Make Your Experience Your Expertise
I asked my community what the best piece of advice is that they've ever been given, and my client and Practical Magic coach, Hilary shared this nuggets of gold:
"Everything you've done until now has prepared you to shine. Some things teach us lessons, some grow our strength and resilience, others grow our skills and experience. Nothing is wasted.
Everything you've done until now has prepared you to shine, and nothing is ever wasted.
This is something I talk a lot about in my spaces and training, because you are the sum of your experiences, failures and learnings.
As the saying goes, "experience is the best teacher." But what good is that experience if you can't use it to your advantage? Here are three powerful ways to turn your experience into expertise:
1. Write About It
One of the best ways to solidify your experience is to write about it. Whether it's in a personal blog, on social media, or in a professional publication, sharing your experiences and insights can help you become recognised as an expert in your field. Not only will writing about your experiences help you clarify your own thoughts, but it can also help others who are going through similar challenges.
2. Teach It
Teaching and facilitating is another effective way to turn your experience into expertise. Whether it's in a formal setting or through offering coaching or mentoring, sharing your knowledge and experience with others can help you develop a deeper understanding of your subject matter. It can also help you become a more effective manager, communicator and people leader.
3. Apply It
Ultimately, the best way to turn your experience into expertise is to apply it in practical ways. Use your experience to solve real-world problems and make a measurable impact in your field. By applying your experience in meaningful ways, you can not only become recognised as a thought leader and expert, it can also make a significant contribution and impact, whichever field you work in.
Your experience is only valuable if you can use it to your advantage. By writing about it, teaching it, and applying it, you can turn your experience into expertise and become a valued leader, coach and mentor in your field.
Keep in mind that becoming an expert takes time and effort. Don't be discouraged if it doesn't happen overnight. Keep working on developing your skills and sharing your experiences, and eventually, you'll see the results.
Remember, your experience is unique, and it's what sets you apart from others. Embrace it, share it, and use it to your advantage.
And if you would like to explore ways in which you can take the experience, skills, gifts and talents you have into how you can Power Up Your People Magic, join me for the free training taking place on Wednesday 15 March 2023.