Behind-the-scenes advice for busy solo professionals courtesy of Michael Katz, Blue Penguin Development

have yet to hear from the Nobel committee.


Maybe you’ve noticed … they’ve been notifying the winners all week.

I’ve stayed close to the phone but, so far, not a peep.

Of course, as a practical matter, once we leave school (where it happens all the time) and a traditional job (where it happens occasionally), it’s rare for any person or organization to formally confirm our expertise.

So you have two options:

1. Keep waiting for the phone to ring.

2. Finally accept the fact that you (and yes, I do mean you) are more than qualified to claim expertise in whatever it is you do. The only thing missing is your believing it.

As for me, as of this writing, I’ve still got a shot at the 2018 Nobel in Economics, Peace and Chemistry (granted, that last one is a long shot).