Influence is effective when the person’s heart is in the right place, however the “right place” can be subjective. Here is a great example of influence.
Dr. King was a civil rights leader and world influencer. He lead by example by the way he lived his life and raised his family. He was all about progression not perfection. The 4 pillars the African heritage suffered from is the following below which he contributed to the advancement of the brown community:
An imposter is someone who is a person who pretends to be someone else in order to deceive others, especially for fraudulent gain. In the social media era an imposter is usually interested and wants the social media following with with an “I” agenda instead of a “We” agenda. For example, “I have 100,000 followers and I can get sponsors and tons of money” or I have 100,000 followers and we can get sponsors and help tons of people.”
Do you see the difference? The intent of the first example is to make money and the intent of the second example is to help people. Don’t be the imposter. We can get real technical here because we can’t judge people’s motives, so let’s look at some things imposters do that we shouldn’t follow:
Believe me I know about imposters, my intention and heart wasn’t always in the “right place”. So, I turn my selfish ways around to serve with excellence and get results when the opportunity presents itself. For example, I spoke for free for years and didn’t get paid $$$, however I was able to add value and create change for good. My goal is to provide value to the disability community and hope to make a difference in lives of those who are at a great disadvantage. My plan is to do this with the intent to make a difference first before ever earning a dollar. Here are some great examples of some influencers attributes.
If you struggle with any of these imposter traits, it would be wise to get a coach, mentor, or someone who sees the greatness in YOU to help you. Remember you are GRAND!
What is your GPA?
It’s all about your GPA! And no, I’m not talking about your grade point average.
Gratitude: What are 5 things you are grateful for? Write them down and think about them.
Perspective: When you face a problem, what opportunity do you see, hear, or feel? Think about it, you will find it.
Attitude: From 1 to 10, where would your family, friends, and colleagues rate your attitude?
Write it down and ask yourself what can you do to improve your attitude?