Nathan Grimes Lubbock, TX, United States
Chapter 5-Specialized Knowledge
General knowledge is information that has been accumulated over
time through various mediums. It excludes specialized learning
that can only be obtained with extensive training and information
confined to a single medium. It is strongly associated with
general intelligence and with openness to experience which involves
six facets or dimensions, including active imagination (fantasy),
aesthetic sensitivity, attentiveness to inner feelings, preference
for variety, and intellectual curiosity.
Specialized Knowledge is information that includes a range of factual,
theoretical, and practical knowledge, as well as competencies and
skills in a particular discipline or profession. Students use their
specialized knowledge to understand s specific field and its inter-
connectedness and limits. Specialized knowledge refers to a core
competency, specialized skill or talent, and expert knowledge.
One of the best illustrations of specialized knowledge is our own body.
“I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made; your works
are wonderful; I know that full well.” Psalms 139:14 Every part (hand,
feet, mouth, or ears) every organ or system has its specific part to
play in our bodies. From the beginning of time, God placed within all
mankind specialized skills; some were skilled at farming, at working
with sheep or cattle, others were skilled at being carpenters, ironworkers,
silversmiths, and more.
For me, the keys to Specialized Knowledge first were to discover the deep
desired skills I wanted, next to seek the resources for those skills and
find mentors who have those skill sets, and finally apply the skills in
my daily activities. Simply stated Find-Learn-Do-Review.
When I enter the ministry, I sought the education I needed, studied the
Scripture at the feet of Bible Scholars, and reached out to older ministers
as mentors in the daily skills of being a church leader. This is also the
pattern I followed when I start marketing as an insurance agent and financial
I understand fully well that if I want to have success as a network marketer,
I must travel the same path. Study material written on the industry, listen
to the audio training available through my company and other independent
sources. Finding mentors/coaches ready to share their skills and wisdom
from years of experience and make it a practice of being coachable and
accountable. Select a proven system and follow it faithfully. Most importantly,
be ready to do the work necessary and use the Specialized knowledge
readily available such as here at Mentoring for Free.
Thanks to Linda and Michael Dlouhy for giving us this platform full the
Specialized knowledge enabling us to have the skills necessary for our
path to success in network marketing. I deeply appreciate everyone who
participated weekly on the calls for your shared wisdom and encouragement.