November 24: Influence

Who have the MOST INFLUENTIAL FIGURES of ALL time, throughout history, been?  How have they influenced the masses throughout the centuries, and exactly how did they do it?

ANY positive influence, no matter how small the amount, is HUGE.  Having a meaningful impact, while contributing to others in any way, is significantly important.  The rewards that come from such actions are life-changing.  What we become, while having a positive influence on others, and doing something which will impact others in a positive manner, is the best reward of all.  As we add value to others, we become more valuable.




The more influential we choose to be, the more impact we will have on the people around us, and on the world.  Influence is a learnable, practicable SKILL, achieved through consistency of intelligent speech and action.

Is there someone in YOUR life, that could benefit from YOUR influence, and YOUR impact?  For me, as a parent, the most important people I have a desire to influence and impact in a positive manner, are my children and grandchildren.  The way I chose influence them, and the impact I have on THEIR lives, will spread through them, rippling out into the world through THEIR realities.  What an exciting opportunity!

I once asked a highly influential Financial Advisor, Ferenc Toth, what his secret to success was.  He explained that he believes that we are the culmination of the books we read and the people we spend the majority of our time with.  We are absolutely in control of those two things, and if we feel like we aren’t, it is within our power to create the environment in which we can be.

Today I will think, say, and do the things needed in order to be a positive influence on others.  I will compliment instead of criticize, encourage instead of discourage, I will focus on the positive, and I will positively impact all those who are around me.

One of my favorite speakers on the subject in INFLUENCE, is Myles Munroe.

Another highly influential author and speaker I love to learn from and listen to is Robin Sharma.  His content is among the most important content I have come across, later in my life.

One of my favorite authors and one of the most influential people on this planet, in my opinion, is Brendon Burchard.  His book, HIGH PERFORMANCE HABITS, is among my favorite books I have ever read.

The book, HOW TO WIN FRIENDS AND INFLUENCE PEOPLE, by Dale Carnegie, influenced and impacted my life for YEARS, teaching me, and empowering me to practice, the art and skill of being influential through understanding, empathy, kindness, compassion, and love.

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Remember:  Mindset matters.  Character counts.  That which we choose to consistently focus on is what EXPANDS in our lives.  WE CREATE our realities.

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