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Daily Tip for Raising Your Influence and Impact: Ask Yourself This Question Each Time

Daily Tip for Raising Your Influence and Impact: Ask Yourself This Question Each Time

It's usually over connection with nature, friends, peers, family where I get some of the best creative ideas for growth. Like this weekend for instance, where I had a great series of connections over a nature-hike with a dear friend, followed by connections with peers about different techniques they use to increase their influence and impact at work, and really, in life.


Some of the most common tools raised were journals, vision boards, taking courses, mastermind groups, and the good-old-fashioned calendar system (albeit, now online). 

I’m 100% a big fan of all these techniques, which actually help my clarity for what the heck I put into that calendar system. You may have heard the saying, “where there is no vision a people perish.” This saying reminds me of a deeper need, that, in many cases, these tools are not enough to make a vision come to life.

Yes, having a vision isn’t enough. Seeing the vision in your mind’s eye isn’t enough. Why? Because our future is built by what we DO in each moment – starting in every RIGHT NOW. If our actions don’t support the vision, it will only ever stay a thought, a dream. Our actions also need supporting so that they are the actions that serve the vision.

When it comes to achieving what we want to fulfill, we are often our own worst enemies. We try to change circumstances without changing the beliefs and behaviors that created them in the first place. 

This is an important thing I guide motivated professionals on - those looking to increase their influence and impact for advancing in their career, their business, their relationship with others, when they need help moving from a 𝐧𝐞𝐠𝐚𝐭𝐢𝐯𝐞 (unconstructive) 𝐟𝐥𝐨𝐰 to a positive (constructive) flow.

Fulfillment means manifestation, and in order to manifest, 𝐜𝐨𝐧𝐬𝐢𝐬𝐭𝐞𝐧𝐭, 𝐚𝐥𝐢𝐠𝐧𝐞𝐝 𝐚𝐜𝐭𝐢𝐨𝐧 is needed. An action is a result of what you think and what you choose to believe.

Knowing what action aligns with what you want to create is about a series of steps, habits. It’s about being consciously aware of the answers and tending to:

- How does this choice support my advancement, my impact, and my influence?
- How does this thought help me take action now?
- What can I replace it with that helps me move forward, closer to where I want to be?

Often, many of us can get caught up with what’s happening outside of us – those expectations and pressures from relationships in the roles we fulfill. When this happens, we can think and believe that we have no influence on a situation.


Get in the habit of checking your behaviors, your emotions, your thoughts, and your beliefs by asking this question, and see how it changes your outcomes this week!  What’s one thing I can do differently today to produce a better outcome?

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