Thursday, September 10, 2009

on developing an expertise

In my last post I wrote about how it is essential for the writer to go beyond the safe boundaries that one sets for oneself. I did it by accepting a research assignment on the weight loss industry and on weight loss pills and how they act as a psychological support for so many millions of people. The topic was completely out of my comfort and knowledge zone, so I had to spend a good amount of time researching and understanding it, but in the end I did create a great white paper on the subject. This way one can expand one's niche and learn how to develop a greater range of expertise.

4 comments:

shilpa said...

yes, breaking out of the safe zone only helps you better yourself and your chosen field. way to go!!!

Shalini said...

thanks so much shilpa! One never knows what one can achieve, until one tries.

shuma.rani said...

taking on a new challenge can be quite daunting - glad to read that you went straight for it... :)

Shalini said...

Thanks shuma. Besides being a topic that I knew very little about, I found it hard because I didn't believe in them, but had to learn to be objective for the sake of the paper.