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October 20, 2009

How to be an Expert in your field in 3 years

If you want to be an expert in your field (whether as a pastor, church planter, missionary, businessman, personal finance, health, parenting, medicine, marketing, you name it field) here is the fail proof plan on how to do it. This is not a get quick scheme to success but a proven scientific study.

here is how you become an expert according to Brian Tracy

“Read at least one hour per day in your chosen field. If you read an hour a day it means you can actually finish one book a week. One book a week is 52 books in a year. In 3 years time, you become an expert on that field. In 5 years you will become a national authority and in 7 years you will be an international authority. All readers are learners.”

Here is how I am cultivating a lifestyle of learning.expert

1. I choose a field that I would like to be an expert on. In my case – church planting and being a missionary to our culture.

2. I then choose books to read that relates to that field.

3. Everytime I read a book on the certain field, I bring my highlighter and my laptop.

4. I summarize the book by chapter and end those summaries with application questions so I could firther think about the topic.

5. I do this again and again and again.

6. I share it to my fellow pastors and colleagues to further retain my knowledge on the subject.

I usually set aside an hour everyday to read up on the field I am in. I consider it my education as I pastor the church where God has called me.

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