Find Someone To Teach

October 3, 2016

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“The impulse to keep to yourself what you have learned is not only shameful, it is destructive. Anything you do not give freely and abundantly becomes lost to you.
You open your safe and find ashes.”

Annie Dillard

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You are an expert in something.

Seriously. You are. I’m not talking PhD/TED speaker/Professor categories, but more daily things.  Think about all of the categories of your life.

Maybe you know how to make perfect steamed eggs.
Or you can swipe your stainless steel sink streakless.
You could be an alliteration ninja.
Perhaps you have incredible Photoshop skills.
Or you use iOS 10 so well you actually understand where your music lives and remember to swipe left for your camera.
Some people are dog whisperers while others know how to jump start a car without electrocuting themselves.
You could be totally fluent in emoji.
Maybe you understand Facebook algorithms.
Whether you have a GPS system hardwired into your brain or just know where to find the perfect bowl of pho in every major city, you have insights others don’t have.

Whatever that thing is, share.

Give your knowledge and expertise to others without an expectation of being paid back. Don’t look for a quid pro quo. Just keep your eyes open for opportunities to give your insights to others.

Teach what you know for no other reason than to make the world a better place.

This feels like a reasonable goal for today, don’t you think?

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