Influence is a curious thing. Even though we have an impact with nearly everyone around us, our influence is not the same with everyone. If you want to see this principle in action, try ordering your neighbor’s dog around. It doesn’t work. Our influence is only built with those we have relationship with. We must build the relationship first then we can have influence with them. Just as there are different stages of influence there are different stages of RELATIONSHIPS with people. Not all relationship are the same. Some people you just connect with and others you don’t seem to have as much in common. However relationships can be built, it just may take a little more time and effort on your part.
Influence doesn’t come instantaneously, instead it grows by stages. It grows in four stages:1. MODELING 2. MOTIVATION 3. MENTORSHIP 4. MULTIPLYING
As you go and grow through these stages your influence with other people with grow and develop.
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