Experts Use Ten Simple Concepts: #10, God Breaks the Rules


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You see, the difference between being an expert and being you is that I don’t really have to adhere to the concepts I’m writing because, ultimately, my job as an expert is to be so ahead of everyone else (including myself), I can pretty much do what I want.

That may sound arrogant, but really, how many humble experts do you actually know?

If you’re really serious about this, you’ll commit this phrase to memory: “Of course I’m aware that that’s what the best informed people in my field say to do. What better reason could I have to do it differently?"

If you look at all this through the prism of Quantum Physics, you’ll see that anything new comes from nowhere and conforms to what we expect it to be. Essentially, according to those experts, we are creating this whole mess as I speak. That includes how we, ourselves, are accepted as experts. Especially how we are perceived as experts.

I can’t stress the importance of believing in yourself. The reason I can’t stress it enough is because, if you’ve really been paying attention, you’ve seen almost everything in this world has been created by people in one form or another of abject denial, avoidance, delusion and, yes, even dementia (think Reagan). Regardless of how wacky the concept, the only reason it could take its place in reality is if the person who brought it forth was totally convinced of their being the only vehicle through which it could come.

Anything good always started out as something unattainable in the eyes of others. It was those with delusions of grandeur who had what it takes to bring such things into substance, regardless of the world’s being ready for it. Of course, a lot of those guys got crucified either figuratively or literally, but let’s kind of avoid that subject because we want you to be an expert today, and the best way to do that is to keep terror and the deathfear out of it.

Besides, being listed in the history books 100 years from now, as the movers and shakers we are, is no real consolation for not having that Masserati in the garage today.

The only difference between you and the true creators is that they really and truly believed in themselves, no matter how off the mainstream they were. None of them followed the rules. They were too busy creating new ones for others to follow. And the smart ones? Well, they happened to make the rules so they got a little extra on the side.

Look at Joseph Smith, the Mormon guy. He, in effect, declared “I live in a world where I can have two, maybe a dozen wives. ” Nobody thought that was cool. But then again, they couldn’t envision Salt Lake City like he could. For the longest time, he was the only one. Even his wife didn’t like the idea. But when he came off those mountains and announced to her, “The good Lord told me Widda Johnson can’t get into heaven unless she crawls into bed with us. ” Who was she to argue? The directive came from the ultimate Believer In Self.

Can you see how that works? Who created whom to serve whom? Was it Joseph Smith who believed in God or was it God who believed in Joseph Smith?

Ultimately, it doesn’t matter because if you look on a map, there’s Utah, puking with polygamists.

You guys get everything so twisted, it’s driving me nuts, and also cracking me up.

…wait a minute. Something doesn’t feel quite right here. What was that?

Who amongst you doesn’t relate only the parts that are self-serving? I'll tell you. . . No one!

Please, excuse me folks…my fingers are flying all over this keyboard and I can’t figure why. What are you saying? Who is this?

I Am What I Am.

Oh, shit…

Yeah, and you are what you are and you are me and I am you and the whole thing is getting out of control because you think you’re me and I tell you I’m you, but that’s only you telling you you’re me, and when you actually listen and start doing like I do and create stuff, everything gets screwed up.

I don’t really want to pop your balloon, but you just said you’re complicit in the whole mess…wait a minute, this is absurd…I’m arguing with my own fingers!

That’s how it happens. I want to say something through you and I have to deal with all these filters and this wiring stuff. It can be frustrating.

Hey, look, I know you can cram a lightning bolt in my ear for saying this but isn’t there somewhere else you’re supposed to be, and someone else you’re supposed to be talking through? I mean, this is about concepts around becoming an expert, not being the Ultimate Expert. Besides, I’m the expert here.

Of course you are! (Snorrt)

Was that a chortle I wrote?

Maybe I took an “S”—turn, but you were close enough for horseshoes to help me get my points across. I got some good ones out there with Neale, but you know, he was, let's say a touch more socialized than you.

What’re you saying?

You’re the only one around who’s deluded enough to say the things I need to say. Put on your seat belt.

I’m getting a headache and maybe this is all a result of twitches from Carpal-Tunnel Syndrome, folks. Hopefully, you’ve got something out of the series so I can hop a flight to Vegas, lose myself in a few alcohol-soaked casinos and spend a few nights in Pahrump. I’ll catch you a bit later.

Up until a little while ago, Drew thought he was just a hack. But then he tuned into and learned that his only job is to be the fullest Drew that he can possibly be. There, he learned, there are things that can come through him that cannot be matched by anyone. This is true with you, too. Is that a stretch for you high-powered executive types? Maybe not. . . check it out. And even if that doesn't excite you, he's sure you'll get turned on by the art that's there. If that doesn't work, you still may get inspired to drop the whole corporate shebang and run away to an island somewheres. Trust Drew. He's the Expert!


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