Do You Really Need 10,000 Hours to Become an Expert?

If you can't share you're knowledge, you're not an expert -- even if you've put in the time.

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In this video, Entrepreneur Network partner Jeff Rose details a time when he completely bombed an interview to become a financial advisor. He details how he let self-doubt get to him even though he considered himself an expert.

Rose points out that while he was knowledgable in the technicalities of financial planning, he was not able to deliver all the information he had learned. This inevitably meant he actually was not an expert, despite the certificates and education he had received.

After this experience, Rose consideed being an expert as doing something that others haven't. Others who do not have your experience, may be willing to pay a certain cost to hear what you have learned; Rose points to a few bloggers who have done exactly that and made impressive profits.

Some of the steps Rose recommends to become an expert include doing research and studying it, as well as attending conferences to stay current on industry knowledge.

Hear Jeff Rose's complete list for becoming an expert by clicking on the video.

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Jeff Rose

Certified Financial Planner, Author and Blogger

Jeff Rose is an entrepreneur disguised as a certified financial planner, author and blogger.  He's best know for his blog GoodFinancialCents.com and book, Soldier of Finance: Take Charge of Your Money and Invest in Your Future.  He's also the editor of LifeInsurancebyJeff.com. He escaped a path of financial destruction from dropping out of college with over $20,000 of credit card debt to become a self-made millionaire. His mission is help future generations achieve financial freedom by developing strong money habits and unleashing their entrepreneurial spirit.   

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