A truck made a detour through our garden wall.
I was remarkably relaxed about it, mainly because I knew Laurie Lambeth could repair it.
Laurie is more than a dry stone waller. He’s a craftsman, an artist and a really nice bloke, too.
I watched him working, mesmerised by how he magically seemed to know the perfect stone to fit in the right place.
A huge random stone jigsaw puzzle.
When I took him a cuppa, we ended up chatting about this and that. And he shared something that really struck a chord.
He mentioned the number of times when customers, actually blokes (always blokes) would say, ‘I would have done it myself, but I don’t have much time’.
You think you could just turn your hand to dry stone walling?
I held my up my hands and confessed that I wouldn’t have a clue where to start and I’ll stick with writing, coaching and speaking.
Laurie confessed he would hate the idea of public speaking.
And we nodded. Sagely.
What’s your expertise?
What can you do that makes you an expert?
What do you need to be better at?
I’d choose something easier than Dry Stone Walling.
PS I’d love to know your expertise. Please leave a comment below.