Gaining true expertise often takes years of hard work and dedication, and knowledge especially within the world of business is usually hard-earned by taking a few hard knocks. Once you have gained these battle stripes it’s natural to want to keep the insights that they have afforded you to yourself. Interestingly, according to two leading entrepreneurs, Marshall Mosher and Brandon Rangel, sharing your expertise and knowledge with others can actually be essential in achieving lasting success.
Marshall Mosher and Brandon Rangel both hold the view that knowledge should be shared. Marshall Mosher highlights this by saying, “Everything that you have learned that has helped you to reach your point of success, exists because someone else shared what it takes to succeed in a certain profession or industry.” Brandon Rangel adds to this saying, “When you return the favor and share your knowledge with those who come after you, you are adding to a legacy of success.” According to Marshall Mosher, it’s natural to want to guard your hard-earned insights but in doing so you may miss out on further knowledge that you could gain. Expanding on this, Marshall says, “When you share your knowledge with others, it encourages them to share theirs with you.” Brandon Rangel is in sync with this way of thinking and believes that gaining new knowledge is one of the greatest benefits of passing on what you know, he says, “Industries are built on the sharing of expertise and passing down of knowledge, every industry benefits from this practice so it pays to carry it on.”
Brandon Rangel’s successes were hard-earned through perseverance and determination, he left home at the age of eighteen to seek his fortune in Miami, and by the age of twenty-two, he had survived and overcome declaring bankruptcy. Today, as the founder of Starke E-commerce and BMO Academy, Brandon Rangel is noted as being one of the youngest entrepreneurs to own two successful companies. Marshall Mosher chose the road less traveled when he sought success by combining action sports with corporate leadership and he discovered that that road was paved with gold. Marshall Mosher’s company Vestigo creates virtual reality adventure experiences that have been undertaken by corporate giants like CNN and Microsoft.
It may seem sensible to keep your knowledge and expertise to yourself but Marshall Mosher and Brandon Rangel believe that if you do, you risk preventing yourself from achieving truly rewarding and long-lasting success.
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