To give you some insight into how deep my nerd tendencies run, when I was 5 years old I asked my mom to buy a set of encyclopedias because I wanted to “know everything by the time I was ten”. My mom looked at me like I was from another planet and then gave a chuckle. That desire to learn has never left me. I have spent a number of years and a significant amount of money learning a little bit about many things. If you don’t believe me, I have a list of friends to testify on my mastery of useless trivia.
If something needed my attention, I went to research everything I could find on it. It doesn’t matter how insignificant it may have seemed, I wanted to have enough insight on it to at least carry on an intelligible conversation about it. I thought I could learn anything and everything this way. The reality was I didn’t want to make any mistakes or seem inexperienced about it. Read complete Leadership Advisor blog post.