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Are You A Person of Influence?

08 Feb 2021 | Posted Under Mindset

Mysteriously, I grew from repeatedly being called ‘stupid’ into a person of influence. The issue at hand is to toughen up and embrace who we are. 

Caving into what others believe we should do never work well. If you have a vision in mind, stay with it until it becomes a reality.


Far more important than becoming a person of influence is to develop leadership skills. But expand the skills in the ‘the right way.’ Traditionally, we see leaders as egotistical and continually tooting their own horn. However, the opposite for becoming a known leader or a person of influence works best.  


The realization hit that to lead well, we share the best of what we know and encourage others to do the same. Collaboration is essential for getting our messaging and brand out to the world.


Influence History – How Did I Get Here?


I was always a competitive individual. The sales profession taught me to be highly strategic. But it was the announcement of social media that stopped me in my tracks. It was evident that if social media were to perform as predicted, it would turn the sales funnel upside down. Attracting clientele instead of a relentless pursuit would become the new method. 


After years of cold-calling businesses every day, I applauded the concept! I dedicated myself to learn all I could to make an effort well worthwhile. Every day, I tested the suggested tips and my novel ideas. Some days my following list grew, and others, I saw a decline. Over time, it became apparent as to what works best.


While everyone laughed at my idea, I was among the first to learn the strategies for using social media well. The person providing the instruction stated that being competitive will not work. Her mantra was, 


‘Learn, Teach, Learn – Repeat.’


Fear struck within upon taking in the word, ‘collaborate.’ But I had nothing to lose as I was temporarily in a town that laughed at the idea of being social online. So I gave the new method a try.


What stood out from the beginning was I met similar-minded people who were:


1.     Willing to try the latest strategies in motion

2.     Agreeable to revealing their work on a give and take basis

3.     Enthusiastic about promoting one another!


Accordingly, the following occurred in the years to come:


·       Invitations to be a guest on podcasts

·       Invites to provide content for known magazines and websites

·       Requests to collaborate with prestigious organizations


Slowly but surely, the online activity built my presence, and my content continues to be shared. Followings are not a contest, but mine steadily builds. The growth led to my becoming known as a person of influence.  


My joy was in meeting people from around the world. I exchanged postings and commented on many. A few years later, Kred rated me as a Top 1% influencer. Even more surprising was that recently, notified me that they created a web page on my behalf. My work caught their attention, and accordingly, they generously built the page. The top tab, ‘Books and Resources,’ features my new courses listed on the LinktoExpert website. 


I encourage you to visit my products page on this site featuring the following:


  • Inspired Quotes For Business and Life
  • How To Create The Smooth Sale (A returning and referring clientele)
  • Sales Training Course and Workbook for Salespeople and Entrepreneurs
  • The Smooth Sale Get Hired! Course and Workbook


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To summarize, those who share their best with communities and regularly collaborate will ultimately become known. It’s the newer type of leadership that works exceptionally well.


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