Experts, Professionals, Masters

Always listen to experts. They'll tell you what can't be done and why. Then do it. -- Robert A. Heinlein

If one is master of one thing and understands one thing well, one has at the same time, insight into and understanding of many things. - Vincent Van Gogh

Mastery is not something that strikes in an instant, like a thunderbolt, but a gathering power that moves steadily through time, like the weather. - John Champlin Gardner, Jr.

An expert is one who knows more and more about less and less. - Unknown

An expert is a man who has made all the mistakes which can be made in a very narrow field. - Niels Bohr

Fifteen to thirty minutes of training a day will make any employee a world class expert in five years. - Jeffrey Gitomer

The difference between an amateur and a professional is that an amateur gives up when encountering difficulties and a professional speeds up. - Unknown

Professionals are people who can do their job when they don't feel like it. Amateurs are people who can't do their job when they do feel like it.

Amateurs practice until they can get it right; professionals practice until they can't get it wrong. - Unknown

A professional is a person who can do his best at a time when he doesn't particularly feel like it. - Alistair Cooke

From product knowledge springs the expertise to work with clients in the effective and professional manner that earns high income. Invest ten minutes daily reviewing your product information or using your product so you know it inside and out.

A professional knows when his or her most effective presentation is not to give one. Do you have clients who are having a bad day? Don't try to sell to them. Do try to listen to them and earn their trust. - Tom Hopkins

Practice is the price of mastery. Whatever you practice over and over again becomes a new habit of thought and performance. - Brian Tracy