Are You a Man of Influence?
After 35 years of life, I finally realize that it is crucial to be a man of a certain level of aggressiveness, leadership, and influence if you want to do more than merely survive; rather thrive and be able to provide. And as you know, mastering the art of influence will lead you to more sales, followers, income, family time, and overall a more satisfying lifestyle.
With that being said fellas, to be a man of influence, you must first master influence and leadership in these three key areas.
You must be the influencer of your own home. Regardless if you are single, in a relationship, or “it’s complicated,” the first place you must be the influential leader in your own home. Whether you have a family in your home, live with roommates, or live alone, it is up to you to handle your home and personal life. Being able to be a person of resourcefulness and taking care of all of your responsibilities while still pursuing your goals and dreams is what defines a leader. Being the person of confidence and security in your own home will guarantee to bring you confidence that attracts influence outside of your own home. If your foundation in your own home is strong, you can build anything upon it.
You must be the influencer of your habits. So many men out there say that they want success. Can you believe how many men say they want to be a leader, a person of influence, and someone that others look up to? Guys, if you wish to all those major things in their life, you must be the main influencer of your habits.
You are 100 percent responsible for yourself. If you want to be successful, you must first master your influence over laziness and procrastination. You must influence good habits into your life. If you cannot be the influencer of your own habits, you cannot be an influencer at all.
You must be the influencer of your own decisions. Have you ever met a guy that made every decision based off of others instruction or opinion? If you want to be an influencer, you must be decisive. You must be able to make decisions on your own and with confidence. It’s good to seek counsel, but ultimately every decision in life needs to be your own. Weigh out the risks and rewards, and own your choices. Don’t be that guy that wants others to make it for him. Step up, be a man, and make decisions like one.
All in all, fellas, to be the best man you can be and reach every goal in your life, you must be a person of influence and leadership. However, for you to be an influential leader in the world, you must first lead within your own home and your own life. You must first master influence in your world before you can influence the world around you.
Jeff Rollon is a serial entrepreneur, author, business coach, and philanthropist. He enjoys helping others while living with a positive attitude and a strong entrepreneurial spirit. His passion is helping budding entrepreneurs get started and profitable within their first year in business.