The stories of the self-proclaimed expert go back many years. When you hear the phrase, “The greatest rock ‘n’ roll band of all time,” who do you think of? If you know rock ‘n’ roll, you would probably say the Rolling Stones.
Think of a young boxer named Cassius Clay. He was a man who said, “I am the greatest” and to this day he is known as the greatest, Muhammad Ali. In both of these stories it was the people who told everyone else they were the experts. They simply made the statement.
This post is not me telling everyone to just step out and proclaim yourself an expert. That is one of the steps that will get you there; but there is some work that goes along with it. In both of these cases they also went out and did some work that helped them reach the status that went with what they said.
I tell the story in almost all of my events of the way that KISS enters the stage. If you go to YouTube now and look up every video you can find on the start of a KISS concert you will hear the same thing: the announcement, “You asked for the best, you got the best. KISS!”
The next step of the formula is what makes you the expert and it’s another thing I teach at my seminars. When you do something and start doing it so well that people start asking you “How did you do that?” you are now an expert.
This idea was something I was told for years and years. When you have accomplished success, others will see you as successful before you reach the goals that you have set. So you may not see yourself as successful yet, even though others see what you are accomplishing.
To continue your growth, you must then turn to mentoring others to follow in our footsteps. Once you have mastered something to a point that others see your success, you need to be teaching to learn more. The old saying the teacher learns more than the student is very true.
That is the second part to the Rocker Life Coach mentorship defined. First you declare yourself as the expert. Second you take action to make that happen. Third when others see your success enough to ask for your secret, then you teach. Each of these steps will bring a growing process, to make you successful in your life and business.
I’m Tim Gillette, the Rocker Life Coach. It’s time for you to live the dream inside of you; to love what you do in the process. Are you willing to change to make your 2013 rock?