As you get older, you start to recognize the power of influence. By no means am I calling myself old, but I am older. I am able to see the power of influence first hand, every time I look at my precious boys. It amazes me to see how they soak up everything like a sponge, especially what Daddy and Mommy does.
The power of influence doesn’t only pertain to children and their parents, but it applies to peer-to-peer relationships, leader-follower relationships, and any other relationship. It is one of the most powerful tools you will ever possess.
The question is, “Do you know how to use this powerful tool?”
Quit trying to be a Big Hitter
You never know whom you are influencing. Many people want to hit home runs in life.
What do I mean?
Everyone wants the BIG things life has to offer. Everyone wants the…
- Big Business,
- Big Job Position,
- Big Paycheck,
- Big Car,
- Big House,
- Big TV, and
- Anything else BIG!
I’m not saying there is anything wrong with wanting the big things of life. Just remember, BIG things happen because of a series of small things. Instead of trying to hit the home run and striking out, first just try to get on base.
How to make it Work?
The key to making the power of influence work for you has everything to do with the small things of life.
It’s all about your attitude. It’s a smile. It’s being kind, when you have the right to be mean. It’s taking the time to talk to someone, when you really don’t have the time to talk. It’s doing more than what’s expected. It’s having high energy and a positive attitude on Monday’s.
These small things will leave a long lasting impression on the many people in your life. Don’t let those things that matter most be at the mercy of those things that matter least.
For example, it doesn’t matter how much money you will make today, but what matters is the amount of relationships you will develop today.
This attitude will in turn develop many opportunities for you to excel and progress all areas of your life.
Make the power of influence work for you. Stop swinging for the fences. Start working on single isolated actions and being the best in your current life’s position.