Contributed article in our professional development series. Enjoy! – Kimberly
One of the hardest things we can do in business is answer to or call ourselves an “expert.” The label has both positive and negative connotations. Whilst it’s nice to be known as an expert, its feels like bragging or self-promotion if you call yourself one. Most people don’t feel confident in their own expertise, until someone else tells them they should be. So how do you solve this internal conflict?
The simplest way is to remind yourself of the definition of an expert.
noun: expert; plural noun: experts
A person who is very knowledgeable about or skillful in a particular area. E.g. “an expert in health care”
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