"To grow your mind and your influence you need to consider ideas from other sources, consider ideas which may be entirely new, “walk the dog” with those ideas and see if you gain buy in." J Loren Norris
INFLUENCE - LIKE YOUR BRAIN DOESN’T GROW IN A VACUUM.
The way people grow and expand their thinking is through accumulation. Thinking requires a new idea, plus a committed process, plus testing of the idea, plus brainstorming with others who challenge and improve the idea.
That is EXACTLY the process for influence. To grow your influence, your ideas need to be “road worthy”. If you are brilliant, but none of your ideas are tested you could potentially bring harm to lots of people. If your ideas are fresh and exciting but no one is willing to follow them, they are still not “road worthy”.
To grow your mind and your influence you need to consider ideas from other sources, consider ideas which may be entirely new, “walk the dog” with those ideas and see if you gain buy in.
Finally, you must know the difference between “sheeple” influence and leading leaders. Remember the illustration from yesterday, cliff diving. Several of us went over the cliff, not because we planned to, not because we had a fearless trust in the influence who lead us there, not because it was a good idea we all agreed with, but because we followed like “sheeple” and no one questioned the wisdom or outcome of potential risk. Enron anyone?
Just because people have liked your content and followed your page or profile or podcast is not in itself evidence of the validity or strength of your influence. Bieber has tens of thousands, perhaps millions more followers than I do - so does Ms Cyrus.
Watch the video #leadingleaderspodcast 12-5-19.
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Insuperable Vision Workshop - Audio Download
Insuperable Vision Workshop - Audio Download with worksheets
Day after day I meet people who are struggling just to make ends meet. They are adrift in this vast sea of humanity holding on to their job, their family, their home, and their car with all they've got. They see their life experiences and education as the last hope to find their purpose and identity. They gather, fill and stuff all the money they can into every opportune investment. Yet they are empty, frustrated, angry and just plain fed up.
We have all experienced that moment; when we find yourself stuck in traffic, yelling at random strangers to do what they wish they could... but can't... GO!
The idea that life can be better than it is today is like the flame of a candle fighting for all its worth to stand against the tempest.
We all want a better life.
Even when life is good, we want more.
That idea, that flame, is the hope that lives in the hearts and minds of all of us. Should that flame be extinguished, hope itself may well go with it. It is the rut of hopelessness that traps many would be shining stars and buries that glow from the sight of the world. It is the rut of hopelessness that extinguishes that flame.
Lives that would have been a beacon to the wandering are lost at sea themselves. Inspirations of success that would have been the voices crying out to all who suffer are hidden away in their own stale lives, they cannot share who they are or what the world needs from them.
It is my passion to help you find your purpose. I want to see you become successful, but more than that to be free!
Without vision people perish.
Without vision, we seem to be lost, mind numb robots following the herd into the abyss that is everyday life. We do not live intentionally without a vision for our future. We do not live passionately without a vision for our future. We do not live productively without a vision for our future. We certainly cannot lead without a vision for our future and a vision for the future of those we lead.
This audio course will inspire and instruct you to create a vision which will become a significant driving force in your life.