The biggest industry names generally move forward entire fields and champion brand new ideas. But let’s be fair. You can’t be that inspired every week. Or even every year.

Good news: Simply knowing what you know will also make you a thought leader. You consume Everests of info each week. Most people don’t have the time to chase down all of those articles, attend the conferences, process the chatter that comprise your world.

So compile what you know and teach. Not every article has to be revolutionary, not every tweet or video groundbreaking. A solid foundation of knowledge is also enough.

If you’ve read three or more books about your area of expertise, you’re probably already better versed than others. And if you know a little more than them, you can teach. And you can begin to become the greatest in your game.