If you just knew enough, you could teach and share your gifts.
Yup, I’ve been there and done that.
Doubts held me back for years before I finally realized that I did know enough.
When we’re passionate about something, we know something, because passion implies that you’ve done what you’re passionate about.
So it’s not that you don’t know enough that holds you back. No one said you have to portray yourself as an expert.
You can just share what you know.
To unravel this mystery, let’s dive deeper into this whole expert thing.
What is an Expert?
Expert means being proficient and knowledgeable about a certain topic.
It doesn’t mean you have to know everything. If you’re teaching something advanced, then you may need to know a bit more, but never everything.
Some of the synonyms for expert are:
Nowhere does it say “all-knowing.”
That’s something we make up, because we see people out there pretending to know it all, when they really don’t.
No one can know it all, because that’s how life works. When you think you know it all, life gives you a gentle slap in the face.
My Early Struggles
For a long time I avoided starting what would become Wake Up Cloud, because I was afraid of following my true passion.
I was scared of sharing what I truly cared about, because if people didn’t like it, who would I be?
I was afraid that I wouldn’t have anything to say. Why would anyone listen to me? These doubts spun around in my head for years.
They stopped me from taking action.
Until one day I became so sick of not following my heart that I just started.
I realized that I did have something to say. I realized that just because I thought I had nothing to teach people didn’t make it true.
And above all, I realized that I didn’t have to be an “expert,” because it’s just a concept we’ve made up. All I had to do was share what I knew.
I realized that none of my doubts were as important as the yearning I felt in my heart. I felt compelled to share, so that’s what I did.
And that’s what you have to do. There’s a reason you feel compelled to do what you feel compelled to do.
I started writing about the things I found simple, and they turned out to be groundbreaking for others. My readers started emailing me about their lives changing.
That’s when I realized that following my heart was more important than listening to my mind and its doubts.
How to Teach When You Don’t Know It All
You don’t have to know it all to share what you know.
You don’t have to pretend to be an expert. When you’re honest with the people you’re helping, they will appreciate you even more.
I don’t consider myself to be an expert in lifestyle business, but I do have experience, and I share what I know freely.
When you do the same, you’ll discover that this whole expert thing becomes a non-issue. It’s only a thought that stops you from starting.
So what would happen if you simply shared what you knew?
What if you forgot about all the buts and what ifs and took action?
Take action and see what happens, instead of trying to predict the future. You can’t know what will happen until you start.
And chances are, if you are passionate about what you want to teach, you will be surprised by the results, because when you’re excited about something, it’s what you were meant to do.
You just have to start.
The Calling to Share
Now more than ever do you have to heed your inner calling to share.
People need support and help, and you are here to help them. Yes, even if you “only” teach knitting, because it’s not always about what you teach, but how you teach and who you are.
Sometimes just you being there can change someone’s life, because we’re all a part of an integrated whole, and we all affect each other, even if we don’t “communicate.”
If you have doubts about taking action, you’re giving your mind too much power. Let those thoughts be and connect to your heart.
Listen to your inner wisdom.
What is it telling you?
You feel like sharing, don’t you?
So, Where Do You Start?
But also know that any reason you can come up for not starting is not valid.
If you choose not to start, that’s fine. But know that you can start today. You can start now.
Don’t worry about getting things perfect, just focus on taking one tiny step. Teach what you know and as you learn more, teach more.
And if you want to stop trying to figure all of this out on your own, I’ve got something you’ll love.
It’s Called the Lifestyle Liberation Academy
The Lifestyle Liberation Academy contains everything you need to get started building your lifestyle business and creating a passionate life.
It comes with training, support, and a like-minded community that is waiting to help you move forward.
It will help you minimize confusion and overwhelm, and dramatically reduce the time it takes you to build a lifestyle business.
You see, if you’re reading this, it means you’re ready to do this.
Deep down you already know this.
I’m just here to remind you.
When you’re ready to learn more about the Academy, click here.
See you soon!