I was having an enjoyable conversation with an old friend, when we began to discuss web sites. He was considering putting up his own site and didn't know where to start.
You have to understand that this guy is really sharp. He ran rings around me in high school, academically, and has landed some high power jobs. But in this case, the tables were turned.
I actually knew a lot more than him. I had experience, ideas and several recommendations. The more we talked, the more he took notes.
It was a great reminder that we often have more knowledge and insight than we realize. That insight can be of real value to others.
Here's the key: If you can provide value, you just might be able to profit from it.
Take time to do a little inventory. Try to uncover that expertise, that wisdom you can bring to light for someone or some group that could really benefit. Do this enough at the office and you're closer to that next promotion.
You really do know more than you think you do. So, put it to good use.