In the age of information, content is plentiful (not always important, but still readily available).
If you look at the rise of online education as an example, times are changing. Not only are University degrees not as prestigious anymore, but it also doesn’t guarantee you work like it did in the past.
Welcome to the DIY age where anything AND everything can be learned through doing a Google search.
Ease and convenience has become such a commodity that credibility isn’t as scrutinized.
Here are some examples:
- Instead of attending a live event, you can watch a webinar at your kitchen table.
- Why enroll in a college course, when you can get the same, if not better information on platforms like Udemy?
- Marketing degrees can be outdated, but if you follow the best online marketing blogs their advice is priceless.
Technology has changed the way we learn, so now you have more choices. No longer do you have to pay to add some letters behind your name to be known as an expert. Credibility is earned through follower-ship, not credentials.
Your story and experiences are your foundation to helping others learn something you’ve gone through.
So get current and figure out how you can assist others…while sitting on the couch.