Love it or hate it the truth is we all want to have more influence.
Influence means you matter. And it is natural for us to want to matter. That our lives, our work - us as human beings- that we matter. Gaining influence in the lives around you is key to having your life and work matter.
In today’s influence driven society, it can feel like nothing you do or say can ever be enough. We all secretly want that perfect moment where you know “this is it” - gold star influence time. But like many things in life, true influence happens over time and in retrospect. That you don’t know the impact or lack there off until years later.
When it comes to your bottom line and influence you have to realize all of this- influence, impression management, personal brand, marketing- it is all a form of personal marketing- you and the world.
And as with all marketing there is time, consistency, and a bit of charm that must happen to succeed. For you to be influential you must get real on who you are and be real with others. And yes, I am fully aware that people say this- and few people do it.
So let me share with you the two ways I have ever seen people achieve consistent and charming influence time and time again. Either tap into your soul or take it as a social challenge.
The truth is what stops us from being real are the social stories we have all been raised with. The only ways to cover this mass mind programing is to tap into your soul’s purpose or take it as a challenge to buck ever social story you find.
No matter which “door” you choose, you will win in the end and the influence will be yours.
For more ways to #INFLUENCE your situation, check out the International Society of Impression Manager’s vlog series #INFLUENCE available on http://internationalsocietyofimpressionmanagers.co