If you're making an income from your knowledge and expertise, you may have realized that you need to establish yourself as a thought leader.
This can be a hard pill to swallow.
"I'm too young."
"I don't have enough experience."
"I'm not making a big-enough income."
You always have excuses for why you don't deserve to be called a "thought leader."
Lisa Phelps Dawes, Executive Storyteller, Writer, and Brand Strategist, says:
This means a thought leader isn't just the one who has many years of experience, is known in their field, and frequently speaks on the stage.
That's only one kind of a thought leader called the maven, and there are two other types, according to Dawes: the bootstrapper and the maverick.
No matter what your age, level of experience, or expertise, you can be a recognized thought leader.
In this brief slide deck, Dawes describes:
"A thought leader is defined not only by the ability to think daring thoughts, but by the ability to galvanize others to dare." - Lisa Phelps Dawes
Identify your type of thought leadership. Are you a bootstrapper, maverick, or maven?
And if you were to do the shortcut with a project, which project would you embark in?
Lexi Rodrigo is a communication and marketing professional for multimillion-dollar businesses, co-author of Blog Post Ideas: 21 Proven Ways to Create Compelling Content and Kiss Writer's Block Goodbye, and host of "Marketing Insights LIVE!." Connect with Lexi on Twitter, Facebook, or LinkedIn.