Experts Don't 'Wing-It' - Wings Grow Through Effort...Carlisle, PA.

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Real Estate Agent with Berkshire Hathaway Homesale Realty RS334568

I have a really hard time with the term 'Expert'...

Who exactly can claim to be an 'expert' and when/how is that status achieved?

Does 'expert' imply flawlessly perfect? 
Does the term 'expert' lead one to believe that no further learning is necessary, and somehow, one has 'arrived' at a status beyond question or fallibility?

Imagine the story of a surgeon that has declared to a family that he is an 'expert' in his field.  He has performed this particular operation numerous times with flawless precision.  Yet, upon leaving the O.R., he must deliver the horrific news that today, something went terribly wrong.

Perhaps we must accept that an 'expert' is not infallible.  
I suspect that a true 'expert' would dare not ever place such a distinctive label upon them-self.  


In my opinion, an 'expert' is simply one that has given them-self to the task of learning, re-learning and continuing to learn again and again to achieve a personal level of mastery.  An 'expert' is one that has set very high standards and refuses to simply 'wing-it' at the expense of another.

Expertise is the ripple effect of diligence, persistence, tenacious study, desire, and a heart propelling insatiable intent to learn and grow.  


The term 'expert' comes at a cost.  A huge cost.
And perhaps the greatest 'experts' among us will never, ever stand up and wear such a distinctive crown.  No, in humility, they understand that pride disrupts the very course that they have set their foot to walk upon.

 
So how does one find an 'expert' in the sea of many?
Look for the wings.
An 'expert' has made mistakes and is willing to vulnerably admit the challenges they have faced.  

Like the Phoenix, the 'expert' arises again, brushes off and propels forward - and upward... 




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Karen Hellier
Freelance Writer - Big Canoe, GA
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That's a great point Maria. I think it is best NOT to refer to oneself as an expert because even people with lots of experience are not infallible. I love your posts. They are always inspirational!

Dec 30, 2016 09:46 AM #1
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Maria Sapio
Berkshire Hathaway Homesale Realty - Carlisle, PA
Real Estate Agent- Carlisle, PA. Mariasapio.com

Thank you Karen Hellier for returning to read my blog posts and oh my, to know that my words have imparted some inspiration your way is truly a gift!

Dec 30, 2016 09:52 AM #2
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Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy

What an inspiring post Maria!  We recently met an expert in real estate.  This individual has been number 1 in the state for 40 years.  This person is a master, and we are so delighted and honored to be working with this person in rethinking the company, the brand, the expansion and the marketing.  The wings of kindness and modesty are visible like neon lights from the moment the conversation begins...A

Dec 30, 2016 10:29 AM #3
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Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
"Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"

Hello Maria Sapio, Love your post all the time, lots of great writing.  Expert, I know people that are close or think they are but not there yet.  Make 2017 a great year!

 

Dec 30, 2016 10:56 AM #4
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Maria Sapio
Berkshire Hathaway Homesale Realty - Carlisle, PA
Real Estate Agent- Carlisle, PA. Mariasapio.com

Ron and Alexandra Seigel  - "The wings of kindness and modesty are visible like neon lights from the moment the conversation begins."
Love that - !!  Thank you...

Dec 30, 2016 11:14 AM #5
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Maria Sapio
Berkshire Hathaway Homesale Realty - Carlisle, PA
Real Estate Agent- Carlisle, PA. Mariasapio.com

Thank you Will Hamm for stopping by to share your thoughts - and I do appreciate your continued kindness...

Dec 30, 2016 11:16 AM #6
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Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
"Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"

Well Maria Sapio,  You come up with some great blogs, hope it ok to reblog them?

Dec 30, 2016 11:39 AM #7
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Maria Sapio
Berkshire Hathaway Homesale Realty - Carlisle, PA
Real Estate Agent- Carlisle, PA. Mariasapio.com

Will Hamm - What a huge compliment it is to me when someone chooses to re-blog one of my posts ... Thank you - !!!

Dec 30, 2016 11:40 AM #8
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Lou Ludwig
Ludwig & Associates - Boca Raton, FL
Designations Earned CRB, CRS, CIPS, GRI, SRES, TRC

Maria

A real estate expert is seen through the eyes of their customers . . . . and through their actions.

Good luck and success.

Lou Ludwig

Dec 30, 2016 05:17 PM #9
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Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®,CRS,
RE/MAX Professionals. - Tacoma, WA
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I have been lucky on more than a few listing appointments that I got with a wing and a prayer. I loved this post Maria Sapio 

Dec 30, 2016 09:13 PM #10
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Kimo Jarrett
WikiWiki Realty - Huntington Beach, CA
Pro Lifestyle Solutions

Your perception about experts is your comprehension and belief. However, you can be an expert in almost anything, yet, only in the present or past tense. Subjects are continuously evolving and an expert will be knowledgeable about the subject of their expertise. The proof is the use of expert witnesses. I'm an expert in many areas and you are too, I'm sure, don't you think?

Dec 31, 2016 12:26 AM #11
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Jerry Lucas
ABC Legal Docs LLC - Colorado Springs, CO
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As an instructor, I sometimes have a "know-it-all" student with a little knowledge who thinks he is an expert, but does not realize how much more there is to learn. Often teenagers think they know more than their parents. With the Internet, many forums contain incompetent "experts" with big egos. Many statements, answers and claims are made that are not backed up by research and facts, or are contradictory to facts. Some experts are delusional.

Experts have paid their dues in reading, writing, education, training, credentials, awards, industry service, and practical experience. They are acknowledged by others as experts, they don't need to brag about it. Even with advanced knowledge, they continue to learn, to deepen or broaden their knowledge.

A great example of an expert witness is the "automotive expert witness" scene from My Cousin Vinny with Marisa Tomei.

Dec 31, 2016 06:52 AM #12
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Thomas McCombs
Century 21 HomeStar - Akron, OH

There is no rule as to who is an expert. It is an arbitrary label claimed by him/herself or assigned by others. Trump claims to be an expert in military subjects , and Obama is described by others as an expert in constitutional law.
"Experts" make stock market predictions daily, and we all know how that works out.
TV talking heads quote whatever "experts" they can find or label to support whatever opinions or biases they have.
If you describe yourself as an expert, how is anyone going to dispute it?

Dec 31, 2016 08:14 AM #13
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Maria Sapio
Berkshire Hathaway Homesale Realty - Carlisle, PA
Real Estate Agent- Carlisle, PA. Mariasapio.com

Thank you Lou Ludwig 
Wishing you the best of 2017 
And I look forward to your continued posts !!

Dec 31, 2016 08:38 AM #14
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Maria Sapio
Berkshire Hathaway Homesale Realty - Carlisle, PA
Real Estate Agent- Carlisle, PA. Mariasapio.com

Thank you Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, Broker, Tacoma Washington for stopping by - best wishes for a happy, healthy and peace filled new year - !

Dec 31, 2016 08:40 AM #15
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Maria Sapio
Berkshire Hathaway Homesale Realty - Carlisle, PA
Real Estate Agent- Carlisle, PA. Mariasapio.com

Thank you Kimo Jarrett - I certainly appreciate you stopping by to share your thoughts on my post.  Wishing you a great 2017 - !! 

Dec 31, 2016 08:41 AM #16
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Maria Sapio
Berkshire Hathaway Homesale Realty - Carlisle, PA
Real Estate Agent- Carlisle, PA. Mariasapio.com

Jerry Lucas - Thank you for your input on my post.  I appreciate you sharing your thoughts and yes, the scene from My Cousin Vinny regarding the 'expert automotive expert' is a classic - !!

Dec 31, 2016 08:46 AM #17
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Maria Sapio
Berkshire Hathaway Homesale Realty - Carlisle, PA
Real Estate Agent- Carlisle, PA. Mariasapio.com

Thomas McCombs -Thank you for stopping by to share your thoughts on my post.  Wishing you a great 2017 - !!

Dec 31, 2016 08:47 AM #18
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Sharon Tara
Sharon Tara Transformations - Portsmouth, NH
New Hampshire Home Stager

I am so surprised this is not Featured! It's so well written and such a brilliant message!

Jan 02, 2017 11:16 AM #19
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Lou Ludwig
Ludwig & Associates - Boca Raton, FL
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Maria

Your post has a lot of interest.

Good luck and success.

Lou Ludwig

Jan 02, 2017 02:49 PM #20
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