before the task - “Do I have the knowledge to perform the task?”
The FAA has a checklist for Maintenance that applies to all aspects of a career. For me, there are so many similarities for flying unmanned aircraft to valuing real estate that I would like to share with you. The checklist has 10 personal minimums that are questions to be asked before a task is taken on and for the next 10 days I will be asking each one individually. The first question to be addressed before taking on an operation or assignment is “Do I have the knowledge to perform the task?” If I do not have the knowledge, can I get it?
Throwing yourself into a task is not always the best way to gain experience. On the job training can lead to bad results. In piloting a drone it could lead to the worst case scenario of a crash and in real estate it could lead into misrepresentation of a property value. Gaining knowledge requires proper training and surrounding yourself with colleagues that can help you. So before you take on any task, ask yourself “Do I have the proper knowledge to perform the task?”