When I built the largest training company in the world, I made it my mission to help others become world-class trainers and use teaching as a method to grow their business.
If you want to know why teaching is the most effective way to get rich, make sure you read this article, Why Teaching Is The Best Way To Get Rich Quickly.
But what makes someone “qualified” to teach?
An advanced degree? A teaching license? A certain number of years of experience?
I meet so many people who want to become speakers, teachers and trainers, but they don’t think they’re qualified to teach because they’re not an “expert” or super successful yet.
The truth is no matter what level you’re at, you ARE qualified to teach other people, and to be successful in the training business, you DON’T need to be an “expert.”
I explain why in this short video (a sneak peek of my upcoming class, Teach And Get Rich):
If You Know How To Do Something, You Can Teach Other People To Do It Too
So if you found a great way to lose 20 pounds you can teach others how you lost 20 pounds. .
Or if you made $50,000 profit on a real estate deal, you can teach others exactly how you did that so they can model your success and hopefully have it as well..
The truth is, anyone can teach. You already have what it takes to go up on stage or do online trainings, form connections with your audience, and change people’s lives.
The biggest opportunity here is figuring out WHAT to teach.
And that’s where we see a big problem…
Not sure what you could teach?
Try these 5 exercises below that have worked for me and hundreds of my students to know that you truly are qualified to teach and train!
5 Simple Exercises To Prove That You’re Qualified to Teach What You Know And Love
1. Identify Your Natural Talents
Is there anything that seems to come easily and naturally to you? A skill that’s made others sit up and say, “Wow, how do you do that?”
Maybe you have a natural artistic talent. Maybe you’re a math genius. Or maybe you’re just naturally good at something that others aren’t for example, networking or meeting other people.
I know that this might be a challenge for some of you, but here’s what I want you to do:
Make a list of all the things you’re naturally good at. Really think about it. Resist the temptation to downplay your abilities – I know sometimes it’s easy to say to yourself, “Well this comes so easily to me, I don’t think it’s a skill.” Remember, not everyone finds what you do as easy as you do!
2. Look At The Skills & Knowledge Others Have Passed On To You
Think back on your life — do you have memories of family, relatives, or friends teaching you anything in particular?
It could be as simple as your mom or dad teaching you to change the tire on your first car… or as complex as learning the family business. Again, write these down in a list.
These learnings are an opportunity to pass on the same knowledge and skills to other people. If you had a great teacher, model their approach. If you wish someone had taught you a little differently, improve on it and make corrections – then pass it on to your students.
3. Leverage Any Of Your Formal Training & Experience
Do you have any formal education or credentials? You don’t have to become a professor to teach what you’ve learned from your higher education. There are plenty of people out there who don’t have the time or money to get a formal degree – but who are hungry to learn.
The best part is that teaching these “formal” topics doesn’t have to be stuffy and boring. Training professionally gives you the opportunity to pass on knowledge your own way – authentically with your own personality and approach.
Again, the goal here is just to make a list of possible topics you could teach so you can see what’s out there.
4. Identify Your Personal Interests & Passions
Teaching something doesn’t have to come from professional knowledge or formal training. You can simply teach based on what you LOVE doing!
Do you love playing guitar? Do you paint in your free time? Are you a snowboarding fanatic?
Think about your hobbies and what someone just getting started would need to know – and just like that, you’ve already got ideas for your very first training.
5. Think About Your Specialized Knowledge
Is there something you’re good at that not many people know how to do?
For example, have you developed a system to learn a new language in 60 days or…
Have you be able to get extremely healthy and enhance your performance at work based on a specific diet you’ve put yourself on.
Is there anything you’ve done for years and years? Is there anything you’ve become really good at that others struggle with?
It could be anything. And if you’ve already gone through the other exercises, chances are you have a lot of possibilities already.
Do you have an idea (or a better idea) of what topics, skills, knowledge or experiences you can teach so you can double or even triple your business and income?
If so, leave a comment below! I’d love to hear about any discoveries you’ve had from this simple exercise.
And if you’ve been nervous about teaching, hopefully seeing all the skills, knowledge, and experience you bring to the table laid out in front of you just goes to show how “qualified” you really are!
Of course, knowing what you want to teach is one thing. Knowing HOW to use your training to create wealth and success is a completely different thing. And ultimately, that’s what we’re all looking for here – yes, or yes?
Stay tuned because I have something exciting in store for you in the next few days!
For Your Freedom,