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This week’s reflection point: Far too many people have a tremendous amount of knowledge, but fail to share it with the world. Don’t be one of them! It’s incredibly important to “digitize” your intellectual property, manifesting your ideas in podcasts, articles, blogs, videos, e-books, newsletters, and other online media. If you don’t showcase your unique wisdom in this way, it’s a disservice to yourself, to your business, and to those around you.
In fact, failing to digitize your genius is a disserve to the entire world. Consider all the visionaries and thought leaders who came before you. From Albert Einstein and Thomas Edison to Salvador Dali and Leonardo da Vinci, they all made the decision to share their genius with the world. What if, instead, they had shut off their ideas from those around them, and never showcased their amazing intellectual property?
You are a walking gold mine of untapped knowledge. Everything you’ve learned over the years is stuck in your mind—you just need to pull it out, so the world can benefit from it. Today, it’s easier than ever to showcase your ideas by digitizing them. If you’re not actively pulling the genius out of yourself, you need to start now.
Here are four key ways to begin the process:
My last bit of advice is to surround yourself with great books, and read often. Don’t limit your reading to present-day authors. Be sure to read books by authors of the past, who are no longer alive, but still share incredible insights with us today. What you read can have a huge influence on your intellectual property. As the old saying goes, “Show me your library, and I’ll show you who you are.”
We all have a responsibility to share our knowledge with the world. Digitize your genius and establish a legacy to leave behind for generations to come. If you’re already doing it—what can be done to raise the bar? And if you’re not—start today!
This week’s tip: It’s time to start digitizing your intellectual property. Establish a legacy of your ideas, benefit those around you, and improve your business, all at once.