+Mike Myatt aks:
"Have you ever wondered why some people have more influence than others? It’s because they invest more “in” others. Those with influence have built into others through some form of consistent direct or indirect contribution."
His golden rule of building relationships reads:
"Give, give, give some more, ... and then when you have nothing left to give, you guessed it … give even more.”
If you want to create a powerful sphere of influence follow these steps Mike states:
1.) Create a Vision - Be sure that your vision is based first and foremost on adding value to the lives and careers of others.
2.) Take an Inventory - Take a personal inventory of your contacts and relationships. See who it is that you know, but also pay attention to who they know. Make a personal relationship plan.
3.) Participate in the Dialogue - Develop a strong core competency, then give freely of your time and knowledge. Be visible and accessible.
4.) Value Your Network - Develop a keen understanding of the following point: Your network is your business.
5.) Focus on the Positive - Don’t waste time with people who only see problems and flaws, but cannot ever seem to create solutions. The world is full of bitter people, small thinkers, naysayers and those who just get their kicks out of sniping from a safe distance. Remove these people from your network.
6.) Quantity and Quality Both Matter - Successful networking requires an understanding there needs to be a balance between quantity and quality.
7.) Influence is built upon a foundation of trust - If a person is not trusted there is a firm limit on their ability to create and use influence. Trust is important!
8.) Influence is built upon making others successful - This is often times referred to as the law of reciprocity. If you invest yourself in making someone else successful, then they in turn will likely be predisposed to helping you become successful.
9.) Influence is most often possessed by those with Authority - It is important to realize that there is a reason for the statement “the highest authority is that which is given, and rarely that which is taken.” Authority is most often given to those who display honesty, competency, empathy, expertise and wisdom.
10.) Value and Scarcity drive Influence - Understanding the value of your position, brand, authority, resources, access to people or knowledge and any number of other items as it relates to fulfilling the needs and desires of others creates influence.
-> Developing influence is about having a sincere interest in the success of others.
WHEN WE SEE OTHERS WITH HUMAN EYES WE WILL HAVE THE RIGHT VIEW TO HELP THEM TO BECOME SUCCESSFUL, TOO
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