Influence: The One Asset You Need More Than Anything Else

What’s your influence IQ?

Influence is the single most important business and life asset. 

How much influence you have can be easily assessed by analyzing your connecting points and speed of results. 

Can you call people and connect them to others at a moment’s notice? Are you connected with world changers?

World changers are action oriented influencers. They make plans, execute easily, and pull together others who will drive change. 

The currency we all work for (money) allows us to buy products and services across the globe. We work for money, save it, spend it, gift it, and work for more. 

But there’s no currency more powerful than influence. Influence can be used on every continent. 

Make no mistake – an influential woman has power that can change the decisions of world leaders, executives, businesses, and families. 

Over the years I began noticing that I had built a level of influence money can’t buy. My mission was to change lives through the written word, and the books I wrote made a lasting impact. At times, I partnered with CEOs, and celebrities and non profits on books. I remained open to new partnerships, and my network exploded. 

I became a connector, who invested in others naturally. 

And this is the cornerstone of influence.   After years of investing and building trust equity, you find that people respond quickly when you request something. One call, gets results. 

I texted an NFL player and told him to be at a meeting. He showed up. No questions asked. I told a popular radio show host to interview a homeless man. The text I got the next day said; “My show schedule is booked the next two months. But I’ll fit him in.”

The interview happened two days later. 

People work for money, satisfaction, equity, and power. Rising up through an organization offers the chance to lead individuals and teams. 

Leaders have the ability to be influencers – but here’s the distinction – not all leaders are influential. 

Some are just positional. 

Authentic influence is powerful and productive. Entrepreneurs need influence, for growth, expansion, credit, connections and results!

When you have influence you can pick up the phone – call leaders of companies nations or communities and make things happen. When you have influence people write about you talk about you and include you in their plans for the future. Influence is magnetic and it transforms lives in businesses. 

Leverage your influence. Work to build relationships and increase your influence IQ this year. 

New York Times Best Selling Author