One day I was listening to an interview on Indie Hackers podcast where Courtland Allen hosts Josh Kaufman of The Personal MBA book. Josh said the following phrase and it stuck with me:
“Not being too concerned about sounding smart”
he said it while telling his story while writing The Personal MBA book. What he just did in the book is simplifying a lot of business jargons in layman terms that can be understood by anybody.
I thought about the following questions when I thought about the phrase:
- What would I do differently If not being too concerned about sounding smart?
- Will that allows me to ask better questions?
There were multiple times where I didn’t ask a question because I was afraid of how I am going to be perceived.
So tell me, what are you going to do differently if you not being too concerned about sounding smart?