Webster defines an expert as:
One with the special skill or knowledge representing mastery of a particular subject
Have you worked in the same area for a while? Have you studied a particular subject in depth? Could you share some of your insight with others?
Most of us are an expert in something whether or not we realize it. If you're a stay-at-home mom you may be an expert of hushing a tired toddler. If you're well organized you may have the keys to keeping a closet uncluttered. You don't need to have an advanced degree to be an expert. You simply have to have enough of a passion to become good at something.
More and more I've been called on to lend my HR / Recruiting expertise to associates and new friends. I'm happy to do it.
I know that by no means do I have all the wisdom to impart on others. But I'm willing. I love to share. I love to help. I think sometimes it's tough to ask for assistance and I'm honored when others approach me.
Often I'm asked to meet for coffee or a chat and I meet every single time not suspecting anything in return aside from someone feeling like I listened and cared.
How about you? Are you sharing your expertise? Are you imparting the knowledge that you have with others that could use it? If you do share your knowledge, are you doing it to help someone else or to just to show off?
Learn how to give for giving sake. Ask for nothing in return. Share. Choose to make a difference in someone else's life today.