One thing we’ve learned at Buffer is that being open to not knowing things seems to be the best way to learn quickly and teach others at the same time. So many of our biggest hits on the blog have come from saying, “We don’t know the answer. Let’s find out!”
On many matters, we haven’t any authority.
Is this an okay way to get by?
We’ve found great success in not knowing, and there’s no reason why you can’t, too. While we can certainly see the value in establishing yourself as an authority in your industry, being the answer-man or answer-woman isn’t the be-all, end-all of your options.
You can survive and thrive by embracing “I don’t know.”
Here’s what we’ve learned so far.