You, Issue 6

#Influence:

YOURSELF (WHEN IT ALL SUCKS HOW TO PERK YOURSELF UP)

The art of influence is more of an energy and perception than anything else. Many times we talk about influence with regards to others, but what about with regards to ourselves?

The truth is you influence yourself more than anyone else.

What you say about yourself, believe, how you move and do- right now you are setting yourself up for your future life. No matter if that is one filled with adventures and victories or mediocrity and drama- what you say, do, think  and feel right now is creating your future life.

You are influencing you.

Pretty scary and pretty fabulous too.

How do you influence yourself for the better?

  1. Watch the self talk. Be conscious about the self talk that automatically plays inside your head. This inner critic may seem harmless, but it wields great power over non verbal communication. As we all know if “we feel fat” we go around “acting” that way.

  2. Rituals. Rituals may feel ol’ school, but brains love them. Rituals set our mind, body, spirit, and mindset up for success. Create a morning ritual, work ritual, end of the day ritual, before the big sales meeting ritual. Rituals when consistently acted out prime us for success.

  3. Get dressed. Yes, your clothes matter! Use your clothes as visual cues to you and the people around you of what you are doing. Take off your gym clothes and put on your work clothes. The idea of ‘dressing for success” isn’t just a great tagline. It’s the truth.

Take back the power of influence in your life. It is a responsibility that will reap huge rewards.

For more ways to #INFLUENCE  your situation, check out the International Society of Impression Manager’s vlog series #INFLUENCE available on http://internationalsocietyofimpressionmanagers.co