I'm eight years out of college and have done just about covered the communications field. I've worked in PR, marketing, web development and management. I've had experience in media relations, issues management, as well as video, publication and online production. I'm also a pretty good writer. If I really wanted to, I could try to position myself as an expert, write columns, do presentations, get famous.
But I'm no pundit. I have too much to learn. I'm just beginning to scratch the surface in terms of knowing why people behave the way they do, where their motivations come from, what makes things meaningful in their lives. In 15 or 20 years, maybe I would feel like I have enough knowledge to impart, to become a guru like Doc or Seth or the hundreds of highly-regarded marketers out there. Honestly, I doubt that will happen.
In the meantime, I'm more interested in the conversations I can have with others like me; people who are fascinated by who we are, how we relate, what drives us, what makes us so individual yet so similar. This invitation is open to all.