Experts and guru’s
There are a lot of experts and guru’s out there. Some are genuine and some not. Some are still learning, slowly getting known. How do you tell the difference? And should you listen to them?Should you heed their advice? Buy their programs?
A lot of questions and some are easier to answer than others! Lets go through some of these questions.
Should you listen to them? The genuine ones – yes! Should you take on board what they say? Maybe!
The trick is to find the ones that will help you on your journey. Knowing where you are and where you want to go are most important, otherwise you’ll get distracted and taken off course. I have done this in the past. I saw a program, inquired about it and signed up. I thought it was great to start with, then I released that it was actually taking me away from my original plan meaning that it was going to take longer to get to my destination, to achieve my goals. Lesson learned!
There is a lot of gold out there, but not all is gold for you.
Determining if they are experts not can be tricky but a rule of thumb is check their social profiles. If they say they are a social media marketing expert and have 100 followers on Twitter, then maybe they’re not, or not yet. If they have 100k followers then I’d suggest they are. Check the content they are publishing on their blog, Fb, LinkedIn, Twitter etc. Is it on subject? Is it of value? Does it resonate with you? Is it what you what/need? Is the content theirs?
There are several points to remember whether someone is worth following. Are they where you want to be? Are they getting the results you want?
People like Bill Gates, Richard Branson, Tony Robbins etc all save some amazing gold, however, you might not be in the right place to implement what they are espousing. They are all billionaires and behave accordingly. Some of the ways they think can and are helpful, but some of the systems and policies are for their businesses and theirs only. However, you can model and adapt them for your life and business.
Type of Expert
They types of experts are also important. I consider inspirational guru’s to be more important that motivational experts. Some of the people who inspire me are John Maxwell, Bill Gates, Richard Branson, Simon Senik, Rick Warren and Andrew Wommack. When I look at what they say, I ask myself, is this for me or a client, for now or later? This keeps me out of trouble.
Almost all the information they share, including the systems, processes, plans, policies, vision and values are for them, it is theirs and works for them. If you copy them you will not get the same results because you are not them, you are you. However, you can model what they do and get great or similar results.
Model don’t copy; they have similar values to you; taking on board their stuff will take you closer to your goals and vision.
One final word, the values the experts have now are not the values they had to getting there, some if not all have changed along the way, and this is normal.
Who are your top 5 experts and guru’s you follow and find inspiring?