Influencers, they have directed the course of business, humanity, & science for many years. The biggest achievement for any professional is to become an influencer in his business area. There is no course or a way written to help master the skills of becoming an influencer.
The world is changing fast and the internet is changing faster! A great time to be alive, it’s noteworthy that we can reach a wide audience through a website and with a few clicks.
Here are 6 ways to stir your ambition.
- Learning and becoming visible
As simple as it may sound, it takes a lot of effort to be visible in a competitive market and as a fresher, one tends to push the boundaries, thereby not enjoying the journey. True influencers enjoy their work and they never stop learning. An influencer needs to be an expert in their field to be able to lead others. Therefore, development with visibility is the key to progress.
- Lead by examples
We do realize that it’s tough for every budding entrepreneur in the beginning. One needs to be obstinate while enduring the struggle period if success is the eventual goal. People value those who respect time, action and kindness. Clear vision and the conviction to achieve it make a person attractive which influences the audiences. Share your personal examples and experiences with others. You might have empowered so many by just sharing your experiences, be it good or bad.
- Add value
Influencers always add value to any task they’ve been given. Conversations with them give new insights and perspectives, thereby interesting any listener. The knowledge and experiences a person has gained during their learning period can be utilized and shared with others to educate and share knowledge which helps them understand the “add value” process. More often than not, when an expert in a field can provide basic solutions to the rest, such a personality slowly evolves into the role of an influencer.
- Share your expertise and knowledge
We will never see an Influential business leader accumulating their knowledge. They are always willing to share it with anyone who is keen and curious. Only by helping others we help ourselves and in turn we influence people with all the positivity we have. It’s simple to share knowledge these days with the power of internet and social networking sites, write a blog, share a post, we never know who we inspire and influence to do better. Share!
- Be a mentor
There is no fixed way of being a mentor, it may be richly rewarding for both parties, i.e., mentor and the one being mentored. Good mentoring relationships can teach both parties the essence of human working relationship to achieve the best a person has to offer professionally. Be credible, be a positive role model and be genuinely interested in the mentoring process, because we all can learn a lot from each other. Ask open questions and provide a fresh perspective by providing helpful feedback. Motivation is key.
- Cycle of benefit & advancement
As the earth rotates, so does the cycle of benefit. An influencer has to enhance everything she/he is undertaking and it will influence everything else. Incorporating the advice above will not only help an influential leader seek success but it also helps in developing and helping a business grow successful. Reap endless benefits by embracing being a leader.What plans do you have to enhance your influence in the years to come? Leave your advice/tips in the comment.