Law Of Influence | Entrepreneur Myth
I recently posted a Facebook Live event discussing the importance of the law of influence and why gaining influence within your daily life and chosen industry will multiply your effectiveness.
A law (according to google) is a system of rules enforced through social institutions to govern behavior.
When I first started working for myself, within the online marketing realm I was enthusiastic and excited about my new venture. The initial setback that I faced was being unsure how to communicate this thrilling new path with others.
I quickly developing myself as a leader and found solace and inspiration in reading books by Warren Bennis and John Maxwell, a strength returned. I began to find words for what I was up to in a way that inspired others to take action and work with me, too.
I quickly saw the my internal power expand as I continued to connect with like-minded driven Beings on their own path towards freedom and “entrepreneurism”. : -)
The Law of Influence states that leadership is measured by the number of people who both listen and follow you.
After my live broadcast a commenter said that she’d always associated the word influence with a negative connotation.
The thought of it meaning to inspire, motivate and encourage others wasn’t her frame of reference. I share this because it highlights how unique each of us are and how differently we sometimes think.
What does influence mean to you?
What an eye-opener! I must ask you, where in your life do you influence others? In what areas do others influence you?
There’s a buzz phrase going around right “your vibe attracts your tribe“. To me this signifies that you are in complete control over whom reaches out to you.
I focus on leadership development and entrepreneurship and I naturally attract individuals who seek more for themselves and out of life.
It’s crucial to be able to create your ideal environment as it makes the difference between whether you reach your goals or fall short.
Once I learned that to be an effective and productive human I had to give more and share my knowledge with as many people as I could… then people began to notice my efforts.
If you’re reading this and are just starting on your venture, I’m sharing this with you because the same will be true for you. Share your story with others, provide information that will help others succeed and your tribe will vibe with you too.
John Maxwell introduced me to the Law of Influence. Maxwell outlines 5 Myths related to the Law of Influence:
1) The Management Myth – that leading and managing are the same. Leadership is about influencing people to follow, while management focuses on maintaining systems and processes. Managers can maintain direction; to move people you need influence.
2) The Entrepreneur Myth – entrepreneurs are skilled at seeing opportunities and going after them. But not all of them are good with leading people in their vision.
3) The Knowledge Myth – neither IQ nor education necessarily equates to leadership.
4) The Pioneer Myth – being a trendsetter is not the same as being a leader. To be a leader, a person has to not only be out in front, but also has to have people following his lead.
5) The Position Myth – leadership is not based on rank or title. It’s not the position that makes the leader; it’s the leader that makes the position.
For additional resources check out a blog post by Frank Gustafson.
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I’m Zane, your brother and friend. My joys are connecting with like-minded people and discussing entrepreneurship and leadership principles.