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Chantal’s Influence Tips #1: When nothing is everything

Welcome to the first of your weekly tips.

The fact that you’re reading this means that you’re open to increasing influence in your life.

Today I want to share one of the most profound ideas about influence. Just your awareness of it can transform how you influence yourself and those around you.

So here it is.

You cannot not influence. And you cannot not be influenced.
Just consider this for a moment.

Whether you realise it or not, you are always influencing, even when you think you are doing nothing.

Take the example of a business meeting. Who is more influential – the ones talking or the ones listening?
In a team meeting, who has more influence – those speaking or the seemingly silent observers?

What about those times when you make a decision about someone – perhaps their ability, skills or character.How does your behaviour shift to align with your beliefs?
How we perceive people influences how we treat them and visa versa.

There are countless examples throughout your day when you are influencing or being influenced. And some of these you’ll be consciously aware of!

And we don’t have to be in the same room or even the same country to be influencing a person or situation.

We’re in a constant feedback loop, which means we are always affecting the wider system in which we’re operating.

So as you go about your life, carry this thought with you and you will start to become aware of the hidden influencers at play.

Next week, we develop this idea further.

To your increasing influence!

Chantal Burns ScreenshotChantal Burns

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