Photo by Christina @

What it takes to be an Expert.

You’ve decided to give yourself a new role.
You want to be seen as an expert.
You want to be the person people go to for help.
If you’re an expert, you are more respected, people acknowledge what you have to say and you can even charge more for your expertise.
The challenge is, you don’t actually believe you can pass as an expert.
You have some thoughts about it and that’s ok.
  • “I don’t know enough yet.”
  • “Why would someone pay me for something I don’t have enough experience in?”
  • “I might not be who they think I am.”
Naturally, the brain will respond by getting busy looking for more ways to better yourself and gain more experience in order to feel like an expert.
More classes on top of all the education you already have, more books, more “I need to do this first,” before claiming yourself to be the person to help them.
Be easy on yourself. It is natural for the brain to default to what makes you feel most safe and sufficient.  In this case, having more knowledge and doing more studying feels useful to the brain.
My job here is to help you save time and conserve your energy, so you can skip the second-guessing, waiting around and go straight to being who you want to be NOW.
Let me ask you:
If someone was to come up to you and wanted to hire you for your expertise now . . .
Would you ask them to “wait till I know enough, or let me check to see if you think I’m an expert first?”
NO. You would gladly help them NOW with what you know NOW and with the tools you already have NOW.
Being an expert isn’t something that you are becoming or that you have to work hard to achieve.
It is a simple decision you make.
You either are or you are not.


  1. “I can’t help you, but here’s someone who can” OR
  2. “I know I can help you. How can I help?”
If your brain doesn't think you are safe and sufficient with what you have, it's an opportunity for you to deliberately create the proof it requires.
When your conviction to help them is stronger than your self-doubt, you are not afraid to put yourself out there.
The more you put yourself out there, the more people you can help.
When you believe in all that you have and know NOW, you are not afraid to figure out what you don’t know along the way.
The more you figure it out along the way, the faster you can help people, the quicker you see results.
When you love what you have to offer more than what you don’t have to offer, you are not afraid of what they might say.
The more you’re not afraid of what they might say, the more true to yourself you are.
Naturally, when you decide to be an expert, others will see you as the expert.
What will it be?
Wait to help or help them now?
Live freely as you,
xo Vanessa

P.S. If you are ready to achieve your goal with more ease and spend less time and energy trying to convince yourself that you can do it on your own, I know I can help you now. Start by booking a discovery call with me.


Vanessa Leung is a Certified Mindset and Spiritual Life Coach, Speaker, Blogger, Registered Holistic Nutritionist, Reiki energy practitioner and the founder of 80/20 Living & Co.

As a self-healer of over 30 years of doubt, guilt and fear, Vanessa is a living example of what the power of the mind can do.  Through mind training and practicing self-compassion, she went from living a life feeling lonely, insignificant and depressed to a life of joy, freedom and abundance.

Vanessa teaches simple and practical tools to help high achieving entrepreneurs to succeed with ease and get sh*t done without the mind games. She helps her clients get right down to the root cause of all their Fears. Her clients are able to own their fears, make decisions with confidence, trust in themselves to follow-through and create abundance in their life and business. Fearless and powerful.

Are you ready to live in abundance?

Scroll to top