How Do You Influence People?

So How Do You Influence People?

Well the first place to start is with yourself obviously. So to influence others and get to that place where people are actually going to listen to you and pay attention to what you do, you need to up your game quite substantially and become worth watching or being listened to.

So you have to excel within your genre or area of expertise and then you continually work at becoming an authority in your chosen field. You may well ask the question, 'How do I do that?'    

First of you must have an aptitude for your subject matter and a great degree of passion, if you want to become excellent at what you do. Once you are happy with the precise subject matter of your choice, you have to start to graft.

Once you start down this path, you have to accept that there is no surrender here, in relation to your tenacity. You must persist until you succeed and then go further. In this day and age, it is not enough merely to know your stuff really well, because there are many people vying for top spot, so you want to be the best at what you do or as close to the top as possible. 

how do you influence peopleFirst you have to learn your subject forwards and backwards, by studious activity and then practice it over and over again, especially if you are going to move on to that third stage, which is moving into the area of teaching, coaching or mentoring. So as Jim Rohn said, "Study, practice and teach."

I believe, that not only do you need to be passionate about your subject matter and you must become excited and curious like a child, so you soak up everything that is available for you to learn.

Also I think that you should have a coach, teacher or mentor who can guide you as you are learning your subject. This will be someone who you can take advice from and bounce things off, for feedback purposes. 

Remember no-one knows everything and it will pay you to spend time around people, who are either more knowledgeable than you or on a par with you. It is great to exchange ideas, tips and innovative ways of putting your subject matter over to others.

So to answer that question, 'How do you influence people?' Become supremely professional in your chosen area, keep on top of things and be one step ahead of the game at all times. The is a fast paced and ever changing world we live in, so stay sharp, alert and observant of everything and everybody within your industry or career path.

To be able to influence others you must do the work first of all and then people may well want to listen to you, if you are worth listening to and you can impart this fantastic knowledge to others effectively. You must learn how to put it across to people in an outstanding or unique way. To be able to influence others is a big responsibility and an unbelievable skill, if you can acquire it. 

To Your Success

Paul Bursey

How do you influence people?

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