Dictionary.com defines influence as: “the capacity or power of persons or things to be a compelling force on or produce effects on the actions, behavior, opinions, etc., of others.
In other words, to have influence is to become someone who creates the “ripple effect” in the lives and situations of those around him.
Like leadership, people are not born leaders nor influencers. While some are absolutely gifted with magnetism, or were blessed to grow up being surrounded by charming role models they can emulate, some of us have to learn it through life.
Do you think of yourself as an Influencer? Why or why not?
I never thought of myself as an Influencer. Growing up, I’ve been described as “charming” but never beautiful, pretty nor attractive. Neither intelligent, nor eloquent. I was more shy, unassuming and yes, “charming”…
However, one thing that was certain throughout my life was my desire to help and inspire. I have always had the heart for the underdog and underprivileged.
I never really aspired for leadership but I looking back, my genuine desire to make a difference has always positioned me to influential and leadership roles and I remember always be voted as Class President or the President of Girl Scouts or something.
And now, as I humbly yet boldly look at influence I have personally gained in the last 2 years, I am in awe as to how it all happened…
How could a young girl, born and raised in a teeny tiny small town in the Philippines, grow up to be in a position to help inspire thousands of people globally thorough my blog posts and my online presence?
How am I now able to translate that influence to help entrepreneurs – authors, speakers, professionals – create profitable marketing campaigns and branding that is Visible, Influential and Profitable?
Have you ever wondered…
How could someone like Mother Teresa – born from very humble beginnings as Gonxha (Agnes) Bojaxhiu in Skopje, Yugoslavia, on August 27, 1910, grew up very quiet and shy, became one of the most influential people in the world?
How did Robert Kiyosaki, best-selling Author of the “Rich Dad, Poor Dad” series turn his life around from almost being homeless living in his car, to the most influential financial educator of our time???
Most leaders we now adore and emulate come from nothing…. unless you’re Donald Trump, who was born with the proverbial silver spoon – most of us were born without the gift of influence.
How does one gain influence?
Well, from personal experience and interviewing some of my highly influential peers, gaining influence starts from this simple fact:
“You are who you think you are… your thoughts determine your actions and your actions ultimately bring you influence or the lack of it.”
Influence can probably be bought with money but why not gain it naturally?
I also know that influence is a gift… an anointing from God. I believe in my heart that I was given that gift when I made a conscious decision to ask for it and through the many prayers of caring people over my life. I know that God has gifted me with influence that I can use for the greater good of those who have been entrusted in my care and to those I have yet to meet.
That’s it… plain and simple…
We were not born with influence but it’s something we can ask for in prayer or consciously seek and learn.
So, it might be time to ask yourself…
Are you a winner, or a whiner?
Are you an original or are you a copy?
Are you a go-giver or a go-taker?
What can influence do for you?
A LOT! Just like relationships, influence is a currency… one that enables you to achieve the achievable!
1) Better relationships
2) New clients
3) Heightened respect
5) Celebrity status
6) Profitable joint-ventures
7) Rewarding opportunities
10) Ability to change lives positively impacting the world around you.
Are you ready to become a force to reckon with? I can show you how.
Shortly, I will be taking applications for 2 very select individuals whom I will get the chance to work with me with my “Diamond V.I.P. Package“ soon to launch. There will be no fanfare, no big launch as it’s one of the higher end packages that I will be offering…
Perhaps in the next few blog posts, I am going to share with you my “secrets” in building influence online and offline and yes, it absolutely ties in with relationship marketing…
But if you’re one of the few who are ready to step up your game and monetize your message, I would love to hear your story and you can send me a private message on why you believe you’re ready to work with me in expediting your influential expert “celebrity” status.
Until next time….
I Am Cheering You On To Your Success!