“Becoming a Person of Influence”By Jeff Earlywine
Over twenty years ago a book was authored that seemed to fall through the cracks of greatness. The book was co-authored by John C. Maxwell and Jim Dornan and was titled Becoming A Person Of Influence. Both of these men know very well the definition of the word influence and live it in both their personal and professional lives. This article is not meant to rewrite the book but to revisit how important it is to be a person of influence. Like their book, this article will attempt to break apart the word INFLUENCE, and give a brief explanation of how you can become a person of influence.
First, a few thoughts about influence. One, John C. Maxwell is perhaps best known for saying, “Leadership is influence.” Second, your influence is not equal with all people. Thirdly, when people feel good about you and themselves during the times they’re with you, then your level of influence increases significantly. Lastly, the only inheritance that a man (woman) will leave that has eternal value is his (her) influence.
As I write this, I am thinking about a client that needs a turn around. Heck, they need a “inside-out turn around.” When they came to me about two months ago they were way past ready to shut their doors. In fact, they could barely even find a door to close. Below are some actions that we took immediately to stop the bleeding and turn the ship around.
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