"Influencers may or may not be people you respect. Is Donald J. Trump someone who influences your behavior, or attitudes? Is he someone you respect?" J Loren Norris
WHAT IS INFLUENCE?
HOW DO YOU MEASURE IT?
HOW DO YOU KNOW IF YOU HAVE SOME?
Do you remember the days when the words peer pressure dominated almost every conversation between parents and teens?
Many conversations started like “why can’t I _______? I mean everyone I know is...” and ended with the most rhetorical questions ever posed. “Well if all your friends jumped off a cliff...”
Wait. I did do that. It was the precursor to my first back injury and I still deal with the effects of it decades later. But I digress.
The idea that teens or anyone for that matter would be inspired to participate in risky, life threatening behavior just because other people they know did, is unthinkable. Right?
Let me remind you the impact of social media and how it has reached the masses. We don’t see peer pressure simply among teens. All walks of life, all geographies and all age ranges are under similar pressures to be accepted, to be appreciated to be recognized.
There is even a name for those who encourage others to behave a certain way, but a certain product or brand and to believe a certain set of assumptions. They call them influencers.
So how do you know if you are one?
I challenge you to do the same as the respect exercise - ask yourself WHO INFLUENCES ME AND WHY? Make a list of the top five influencers in your life and their top traits and look for the common denominators.
Influencers may or may not be people you respect. Is Donald J. Trump someone who influences your behavior, or attitudes? Is he someone you respect?
Watch the video #leadingleaderspodcast 12-4-19.
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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.