It’s a word that I always thought I knew. I knew people had influenced me in my life. I knew I wanted to IMPACT people in a big way, but never thought of myself as an influence.
But it turns out, that social media gives us more of an influence than ever before. See, when we post on social media with our thoughts, our recommendations, our opinions…we’re reaching our influence. We are influencing those who interact with us, who read our content, who like our photos. We are an influence.
Whoa. Big responsibility right?
See, I hadn’t ever really placed that much value on myself or my social media and online platforms. I thought, oh, people aren’t paying that much attention to me. But something that has really struck me lately, is that if even ONE person is paying attention to you…it’s up to you to be a great influence to that one person.
When you deliver great value to even just one person, it can lead to your influence among many many others.
It’s like a ripple effect. When you provide one person with value, then they will be quick to recommend you to a friend. It just spirals from there.
So with the rise of social media and online presence, comes the rise of the influence. We are called to bigger things. We are called to DO something with our influence. You choose whether you influence people in a good or a bad way. But just realize that you DO have an influence daily. The real live people around you, your kids, your family, your friends, your co-workers…but also your friends list, your followers, your …twits? lol
Seriously though, you are you and there’s no one like you. What will YOU do with your influence? Will you waste it? Or will you use it to create a better world?