The Build Your Expertise IQ Matrix provides step-by-step guidelines to help you develop expert status within your industry or chosen area of study. It is, however, important to point out that developing expertise in one area requires an incredible amount of dedication, focus, and discipline over an extended period. It’s certainly not an easy path. It can, however, be a very rewarding path that can help you establish yourself as a renowned and recognized figure in your industry. This path, of course, isn’t for everyone. It is, however, for anyone willing to explore the depths of their passions.
This map, specifically breaks down what it means to be an expert. It outlines the importance of embracing lifelong learning and skill development. It outlines how to develop your expert status. It describes how to connect with people to expand your influence. And it concludes by taking you through how to fully immerse yourself in your area of expertise.
Here is a quick breakdown of each branch of the Build Your Expertise mind map.
- What’s Your Expertise?: Before you begin this journey you must first clarify what you will focus on. Specifically, you need to clarify the micro-niche you will occupy and the brand you will build within that field. This “expertise” is, of course, built upon your deepest desires and passions. These passions must be directed in such a way that they provide maximum value to the lives of those you influence. This branch guides you through a set of questions that will help you pinpoint your area of expertise.
- Commit to Lifelong Development: To become an expert in your field, you must commit yourself to lifelong learning. This, effectively, means developing the necessary skills required to become an expert, while also acquiring the necessary knowledge needed to support your work. You will develop these skills and gain the necessary knowledge by committing yourself to lifelong learning. Joining MasterMind groups and hiring a mentor or coach are all important components of this journey.
- Develop Expert Status: Having already committed to lifelong learning, it’s time to put yourself out there and begin developing your expert status. The best way to do this is to build credibility, both online and offline. You can build credibility by writing a book; posting articles on your blog; releasing products and services; seeking out speaking opportunities; getting publicity for your business and brand, and much more. Yes, all these things will undoubtedly take a lot of hard work. However, becoming a “go-to” expert in your field was never going to be an easy journey. This is not an easy path to follow. It can, however, be a very fulfilling path.
- Connect with People: To expand your influence in your field, you will need to connect with like-minded individuals. In particular, you will need to connect with people who have influence and can open doors to new opportunities. This also involves donating your expertise to your community and to charity organizations that complement your brand. All this work and the connections you make will help you to successfully infiltrate the inner circle of your industry where you will finally gain the expert status you’ve been seeking.
- Completely Immerse Yourself: The final step is to completely immerse yourself in your field. Live it, breathe it, dream it, and explore your passions 24/7 for many years without any reservations. That is truly the only way to achieve long-term “expert status”.
This map provides a roadmap and framework for becoming an expert in any field of endeavor. Referencing it regularly and committing it to memory will help you to embed these concepts and ideas into your subconscious mind.
A mind map, of course, does this beautifully because it mirrors the synaptic connections made in your brain as you try to establish new habits of thought and behavior. It brings together key concepts and ideas that help your brain to fully integrate and process this information. The brain, subsequently, rewires itself as it attempts to establish new habits of mind. It’s an ideal tool for creating lasting change and transformation.
Stick with these principles, memorize and incorporate them into your life, and you will progressively do the things that are necessary to become an expert in your field of endeavor. You can even use this IQ Matrix as a checklist of sorts to ensure that you stay on track as you work on building your expertise.
When you purchase the Build Your Expertise IQ Matrix you will receive:
- A PDF copy of the IQ Matrix, which you can use for printing in high resolution.
- A JPG image file of the IQ Matrix, which is ideal for viewing on tablets and mobile devices.
- A Desktop Background version of the map you can use for reference on your computer.
- A MindManager file for those who wish to edit the content of the IQ Matrix.
Additional visual resources and variations of this IQ Matrix might be added to your account page at no extra cost in the future.