How to Become a Better Influencer

Influencers - Steve Jobs and Bill GatesIf you haven’t already figured it out by now, influence can be a pretty powerful thing. Being influential is closely linked to greater career opportunities, wealth and success.

With influence, you can motivate employees, earn donations to charities, and become a respected leader in your community or industry!  The important thing to keep in mind, however, is that you don’t become an influencer over night.  It’s a process that takes time, but if you start using the crucial strategies listed below with persistence and discipline, you can become a person of influence:

  1. Focus

Success Lessons: The Power of Trust in Business

Sooner or later every executive realizes that 99 percent of the people she depends on for success don’t report to her. The success of every CEO depends far more on vendors, stockholders, board members, regulators, politicians, strategic partners, the financial community, the media, and customers than it does on the relatively small number of paid employees that report to her either directly or indirectly.

So You Wanna Be an Overnight Success in Your Business?

Jim Rohrbach“If it were EASY to start up a successful new business, then everybody’d be doin’ it, and then it would be worth the equivalent of flippin’ burgers at your local McDonalds — a minimum wage job.” — Jim Rohrbach

OK — all you beginning business owners out there — don’t you wish someone would tell you the TRUTH about what it takes to start up and run a successful business?  I mean, the real dirt, not the hackneyed sayings from the motivational speaker cheerleaders:   “Just do it!” “Feel the fear and do it anyway!”  “The sky’s the limit!”  What happens when you’re a couple of years into it and  the sky is falling?

Success Tip: Effective Calendar Management Tips

Michelle PrinceThere are many articles on effective calendar management available. Here are some highlights that may help you plan your time more effectively.

1 – Plan Your Day

Before you even leave your office/desk and the end of your day take a few minutes to schedule your time for tomorrow. Remember to block out time for meals and exercise.

2 – Meetings

If you have a commitment to regular business meetings or family activities schedule them throughout the year at one setting. You can then plan your time around them.

3 – Travel

Success Lesson: Playing Games Can Elevate Your Life

Early Jackson - motivational speaker & authorUnless you’ve been under a rock or completely unconscious, you know how popular games and the gaming industry has become over the last 10 years. A multi-billion dollar industry, gaming, has impacted everything from foreign policy to the sports world. The impact on games and training in the military has even changed the way we fight wars. And if you have children, you know what it does to kids whenever they are sent to their rooms to clean. The reality is, even if you don’t like them, video games have come and aren’t going anywhere.

7 Reasons to Kickstart Your Overdue Business Dream Today

It’s been years since you first sketched out that business idea on a piece of paper. It came to you out of nowhere. It gave you a rush of hope and excitement about a new beginning. It was a seed that planted itself in your mind and got your creativity juices flowing.

It made you go what if.

What if you pursued the idea and it worked?
What if you build the business and it succeeded?
What if it made a difference you could be proud of?
What if it solved problems and took away pains?
What if it was fun? And exciting? And made money too?