Malcolm Gladwell calls people like me mavens: 'information brokers, sharing and trading what they know.' My friend Joel just calls me Aaron Van Resource.
For my job as an independent web developer, that means I figure out the best solution, build it, and implement it. Today...not tomorrow. If I don't know something, I learn it and keep learning until I master it. No copy and paste around here.
For my life, that means I listen to an inordinate amount of podcasts and read a ridiculous number of blogs.
Why? Because I love helping people find simple solutions that save them time and money.