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The Best Thought Leaders are Always Learning

Want to practice better thought leadership?
Go exploring — ๐Ÿ”๏ธ
Not just inside your field but far beyond it.

The best thought leaders are always learning, ๐Ÿ“–
expanding their minds.
It requires us to be humble, and act with real curiosity.
To say, โ€œI know something about this โ€“
but I could know more!โ€

And thatโ€™s where thought leadership comes in.

Plutarch said, โ€œThe mind is not a vessel ๐Ÿฅฃ that needs filling,
but wood ๐Ÿชต that needs igniting.โ€
Our minds only need a spark ๐Ÿ”ฅ
In order to burn bright with new ideas.

Expertise is a valuable commodity.
So is an open mind!

So how do you broaden your horizon beyond your field?
Listen in ๐Ÿ‘‚ on professionals in another field talking to each other.

Here are some journeys ๐Ÿšตโ€โ™‚๏ธ that Iโ€™ve taken outside of my field:

๐Ÿ’ฅ Attend webinars not in my area of expertise
๐Ÿ’ฅ Listen to podcasts — experts talking to each other
๐Ÿ’ฅ Read articles published by professionals in other fields
๐Ÿ’ฅ Attend conferences hosted by other professions and sit in on sessions

And when Iโ€™m in that space, Iโ€™m learning.
And asking myself โ€“ how this might inform the work I do.

If you want to practice thought leadership โ€“
Building a heterogenous network
and visiting new fields youโ€™re not comfortable with
Will broaden your mind.

It equips you with the ability to
weld ideas from other fields with yours
and transport ๐Ÿšš ideas straight from other fields into yours.

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