I work with a number of people who call themselves experts.
Some are, some aren’t.
The thing I’ve learned is that the people who do not call themselves experts, are the ones who truly are.
And they are good, scary, scary good.
And when they are that good, it’s easy to be intimidated by them and thinks you can’t do what they are doing or it’s too much to change to the way they are approaching problems.
Maybe it is or maybe you (we) are simply scared of listening to someone who is more of an expert than us.
Listen to them, learn from them. There is no need to follow blindly, but there are takeaways that will help you grow.