We all make mistakes.
Most people learn from their own mistakes. Some learn from other people’s mistakes.
Why is this important?
This is one way you become an authority, a go-to person, an expert.
According to my Encarta dictionary, an expert is “someone who is skilled or knowledgeable about a particular subject, skill, training, or who is experienced in a particular field or activity”. We’re all experts of something, be it parenting, football, writing, or Twitter.
So where do your past mistakes come in?
Mistakes are often caused by bad judgment, ignorance or lack of care – all fixable problems.
How great would it be to help your readers by blogging about the mistakes you’ve made, preventing others from making the same mistakes and showing them the valuable lessons you’ve learned? This could be a perfect way to start or expand your freelance blogging career. [Read more…]