I was reflecting on some influential characters throughout time as I wrote my eclass from Secrets Of Selling From Stage this week:
Alexander the Great, Joan of Arc, Jesus of Nazareth, Queen Elizabeth I, Nelson Mandela, Posh Spice 😉 … Just to name a few!
It became clear to me that people want to be influenced, they want a better life. Sometimes the message of leaders delivers a better life, and sometimes it doesn’t. But the common theme is that leaders promise a better way.
So this brings me to influence itself. What is it really? People believe that influence is a whole lot of things that it is not:
c.1374, “streaming ethereal power from the stars acting upon character or destiny of men,”
Let us look at the components of this:
- ethereal power: an authority that is not of this world
- stars: objects that shine in the night sky
- acting upon: changing in some way
- character: who a person is
- destiny: what a person does
So as a person of influence- is it your job to shine the light of spirit (call it God, the universe, what you like) and in doing so change people and their lives?
I think the answer is a resounding yes.