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The Competence As The Biggest issue For Many Upcoming Online Marketers!
The most significant issues for people when starting an online business is their mindset! The opinion they are not competent enough to share their knowledge.
They feel not skilled or knowledgeable enough to share their expertise. It is entirely wrong mindset! Everyone has a kind of knowledge. Including you. Moreover, everyone should have the right to share it and tell their story!
Do you my friend feel the same way?
Your life is full of experience! Filled with all kind of activities you conducted along your way. You have learned many things and acquired an arsenal of knowledge to share across the web. You can help people online to resolve their problems! Share the value they can enjoy! All from what you have learned so far. In other words, you are competent in many things! Also, you can gain special competence online. The web is a huge, in fact, the most significant resource of knowledge. You can learn many things online and build up your ability.
After reading this blog, you will learn that it is not hard to start writing and to share your competence at all. When I began to write for the web, a few months ago, thanks to Kyle’s support, I was also in doubt if I would be able to do it or not! Kyle encouraged me to do so, and I am thankful for it. I’m 57 now and still motivated to start sharing my experience, knowledge I acquired so far!
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Could you do it as well? The fact you are reading this post tells me you think about it! Be sure; you can do it!
The Competence – What is it?
Having said all that, let’s now dive into the topic of today’s blog post! So, what is competence? My logical explanation I can use is skills or knowledge or the ability to do something well. To clarify the term even better, I found some excellent definition resources online.
Wikipedia is referring to the competence within various fields of activities:
- Competence (geology), the resistance of rock against either erosion or deformation
- Competence (human resources), a standardized requirement for an individual to properly perform a specific job
- Competence (law), the mental capacity of an individual to participate in legal proceedings
- Competency evaluation (law)
- Jurisdiction, the authority of a legal body to deal with and make pronouncements on legal matters and, by implication, to administer justice within a defined area of responsibility
- Natural competence (biology), the ability of a cell to take up DNA
- Communicative competence, the ability to speak and understand the language
- Linguistic competence, the ability to speak and understand the language
As you can see, the word ability is showing most times! Along with other words as requirements, proper performance, capacity, participation, et cetera.
The dictionary.com is explaining competence as:
- the noun
- the quality of being competent;
- possession of required skill,
Example: He hired her because of her competence as an accountant.
Dictionary.com is teaching us competence has origin from the 16th century (1585-95)!
The dictionary.cambridge.org defines competence as the ability to do something well!
My favorite explanation is the one from the businessdictionary.com!
„A cluster of related abilities, commitments, knowledge, and skills that enable a person (or an organization) to act effectively in a job or situation.
Competence indicates sufficiency of knowledge and skills that enable someone to act in a wide variety of situations. Because each level of responsibility has its requirements, proficiency can occur in any period of a person’s life or at any stage of his or her career.
As you can see, during your life you become competent, regardless of the stage of your career! It is all about doing something well. Can you do that already? I am sure you know how many things how to do something well and can help people online! It is your competence! So you can learn even more!
The Competence And The Fear Of Failure!
So, don’t be afraid not to be competent enough. The online world is full of various niches. Millions of them. You are or can become an expert in any niche you desire! It is the matter of the proper mindset and commitment. The web is full of information! The valuable and less valuable one. Please pick up the best value and join us. Share your competence. Learn how to become even more competent. You will have great support!
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You are competent!
So my dear friend, as you could learn so far, the competence is a very relative and broad term! You are definitely competent in a particular topic. Make it your niche! Show to the world your expertise!
For example, I love tennis, astrology and online marketing. I am practicing those skills for many years. Some of them more than 40 years. Now, I decided to dedicate some of my time to my third passion which is online marketing. I was not competent to speak about it at the beginning of my journey with WA!
To get more skills and knowledge about online marketing, I did and I am still doing the following things:
- Joined Wealthy Affiliate
- Accomplished all the lessons and training
- Conducted my extra researches and gaining more and more knowledge
- Improving my skills and knowledge on a daily basis
- Created my website on my own by using the tools and services provided by Wealthy Affiliate
- Enjoying the WordPress platform, outstanding hosting, and world-class support on a 24/7 basis
- Using SiteContent platform for creating and publishing articles
- Started to write and share my skills and knowledge
- Getting more and more competent
- While teaching others getting more skilled and knowledgeable
So, if I did it, you can do it as well. The first step is always the most difficult one. You need to start! Follow what you love, and the competition will be the last problem you will need to master. As mentioned earlier, you are competent already! All you have to do to discover your expertise is to sit down, take a piece of paper and write down what you are good at it.
While I was researching on the topic, I discovered that competence has four stages! The four stages of competence are an explanation about how to become competent in any field you may desire!
Wikipedia explains the four stages as follows:
1. Unconscious incompetence
The individual does not understand or know how to do something and does not necessarily recognize the deficit. They may deny the usefulness of the skill. The individual must recognize their incompetence, and the value of the new skill, before moving on to the next stage. The length of time an individual spends in this stage depends on the strength of the stimulus to learn.
2. Conscious incompetence
Though the individual does not understand or know how to do something, they recognize the deficit, as well as the value of a new skill in addressing the deficit. The making of mistakes can be integral to the learning process at this stage.
3. Conscious competence
The individual understands or knows how to do something. However, requires concentration. It may be broken down into steps, and there is heavy conscious involvement in executing the new skill. Demonstrating the skill or knowledge
4. Unconscious competence
The individual has had so much practice with a skill that it has become “second nature” and can be performed easily. As a result, the skill can be performed teach it to others, depending upon how and when it was learned.”
The Competence And Key Points!
As you can see, the key terms are:
- stimulus to learn (learning)
- making mistakes is the part of the learning process (errors)
- executing and demonstrating new skills (execution)
- teach others about those skills the individual learned (teaching)
So, don’t be afraid to make mistakes in your „getting competence“ process. Making mistakes is an integral part of the learning and teaching process!
Remember, the most competent individuals are making mistakes sometimes!
Let me summarize now the main points you can take home with you after reading this points.
• You already have enough competence to start sharing your expertise online
• Increasing your capability nowadays is easier than ever.
• Many resources available offline and online will help you to skyrocket your competence
• Be stimulated to learn and to improve
• Don’t be afraid of making the mistakes along the process
• Practice your skills, execute and show them
• Teach others what you know and build your audience online
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