If You Want to Become a Famous Expert

It's not that I mean to brag. But I am something of an expert.

I suppose it's because I've been dedicated to the subject for a good 20 years now. So apparently this qualifies me as The Expert.

I never thought of it like that until I recently listened to this one woman give a very popular TED-talk. She's a famous researcher and described her 10 years of seriously studying her topic. And evidently that made her an authority. She has written several books on the subject and everyone acknowledges her as the one who-knows-the-most.

That's when I had my "aha" moment.

Well, what d'ya know...I'm an expert too. Except that I've studied my subject for twice that long.

Yes, I've studied that man of mine for over two decades.

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