Wooow……I can’t believe I have not written anything here since my last post. Procrastination is a sin and my pastor just preached about it.
So I decided to repent and write about what I do every week with some of my friends.
Yeah…One book every week .If you default you pay a price.Trust me its very interesting. You know what they say about readers being leaders. Let’s see how many books we can read by the end of the year.
Its about setting goals and having accountability partners.
So this week being Week 5 I read Becoming a person of influence by John Maxwell.
Permit me to share the highlights with you.
Becoming a person of influence by JOHN MAXWELL.
If your life in anyway connects with other people you are an influencer.Even though we have an impact on nearly everyone around us,our level of influence is not the same with everyone. People respond to you according to your level of influence.
Your influence is either positive or negative. Even if you have had a negative effect on others in the past,you can turn around and make your impact a positive one.
A person of influence has integrity with people. Genuine integrity is not for sale.Don’t do what you wouldn’t feel comfortable reading about in the newspaper the next day.
A person of influence nurtures other people.If you nurture others but allow them become dependent on you,you are really hurting them not helping them.
A nurturing influencer is a giver,before you can do anything else in the life of others you must show them love.Without love there can be no future ,no connection and no Sucess together.Always look for ways to include others. For most people its not what they are that holds them back. Its what they think they are not.Give special encouragement, rebuild bridges and develop a nurturing environment in your home,place,business or church.
A person of influence has faith in people.When you believe in people they do the impossible. Faith is belief in action.Believe in people before they succeed, emphasize their strengths, list their past successes,instill confidence when they fail,visualize their future success.
A person of influence listens to people.You will never know how close you are to a million dollar idea unless you are willing to listen.If you show people how much you care and ask questions in a nonthreatening way,you will be amazed by how much they will tell you.
A person of influence understands people.Everybody needs somebody.
A person of influence enlarges people. When you enlarge people you seize an opportunity to help them reach their potential.He evaluates their potential and places them in the right position to succeed.
A person of influence navigates for other people.He plots the course,where they need to go,what they need to know,how they need to grow.
He connects with people. You can connect with people and lead them only if you value them.No one achieves alone what he can do by partnering with others.
He empowers people. When you empower people you are not only influencing them ,you are influencing all the people they influence.
He produces other influencers.
The good news is you can join the #OneWeekOneBook club. If you are interested drop a comment!