Christian Coachman believes that while it’s still necessary for us to become experts - and to continue to value the fact that we are experts - we need to put this aside briefly when we obtain new information. By pretending we are beginners, we give ourselves the opportunity to let the information sink in and benefit more from it.
After this initial approach, we can brainstorm the idea, implement it, judge it, change it and adapt it – we can even say “This doesn’t work for me”. But why not benefit from a beginner’s perspective and do this only after we really embrace the possibility of what’s new?
“What I’m asking is for you to forget that you are already an expert, because experts learn much less than beginners. We need to maintain our beginner’s mind - despite the fact that we do so many things so well and we are experts in so many things - even on the topics related to things in which we are already experts.
Let’s just reset our brain, open our mind, allow the new to come in, and give it a chance.”
- Christian Coachman