Someone wants to know something you know.
Not in some spying way. Not in some “google-wanting-to-know-everything-that-ever-has-been-known” way. Not it some stealing your job way.
In a “does anyone know how to do that?” way.
And it is probably something that they could discover quickly by searching Google (because they know everything that has ever been known). But there are still people who don’t know how to use search. And there are people who don’t know exactly what it is they don’t know.
- Like how to insert pictures into a Word document and adjust the picture format so the words will wrap around the picture.
- Like how to make words pop up when you hold your mouse over a picture on a website.
- Like how to make better chocolate chip cookies (leave the dough in the refrigerator for a couple hours before you bake it).
- Like how to make hospital corners on a bed.
- Like how to make coffee.
- Like how to make pie.
- Like how to pray.
You know this thing. But you don’t know that you know it and someone else doesn’t because you can’t remember not knowing or you learn by doing and other people don’t or because you don’t think you are really very good at anything.
But if you think back very carefully, some kid, some coworker, some friend has said to you, “you make the best cookies” or “this is so frustrating” or “I’m stuck.” And, when you think back carefully, you remember thinking, “everyone knows that” or “mom’s were better” or “wow, you are dumber than I am.”
It’s time for you to teach someone something.
It’s time for you to decide that you actually do know that one little thing better than someone else and you can teach them.
This week, teach someone something.
So what are you going to teach?
And, what do you want someone to teach you?