Have you ever talked to someone about your favorite hobby?
The words just come tumbling out, donít they?
You know - about how to do a double axel or secret of painting model EXACT color of original or what a beautiful blue flower is. Your enthusiasm and love of subject shows right through and infects other person.
You find that you know a lot about subject because itís so interesting to you. I mean, no one can ask you a question that you donít know answer to and you know all best techniques to catch all fish as well as winners of all grand slams for past 50 years.
When we find a subject interesting, we tend to absorb information about it like a sponge. We find every aspect fascinating and love to know every little detail.
Now look at way you feel when you have all that knowledge.
You feel confident, able to hold your own, proud, interested and sure of yourself.
Well, why not try to feel this way about work you do, as well? Think of how much better youíd feel if you knew answer to almost any question that your workmates could ask? The boost to your self-confidence would be tremendous.
When you go into a meeting and youíre well prepared, you can answer almost any (if not all) questions put to you.
It makes you feel good, raises your colleagues opinion of you, solves problems, allows you to think of different solutions to old problems and makes you interested in what youíre doing.