Your 5 Affirmations to Be More Influential
Imagine having the ability to change the behavior, belief, or opinion of someone else. If you think about it, you probably already influence people every day. Maybe it’s your friend who decided to watch a movie because you recommended it. Or how about that client who, after your meeting together, chose your product instead of someone else's?
We all are influencers to some degree.
So what makes past and present influencers like Mother Teresa, Mahatma Gandhi, Elon Musk, or Oprah Winfrey different than you or I? It was and is their ability to influence not just a handful of people, but millions of people, to do something different. This was and is a result of their ability to speak publicly with confidence and passion, to see the positive in everything around them, and to ultimately inspire people to take action.
Here are five affirmations that you can practice each day to help you develop the ability to be more influential. When saying these affirmations, follow these four easy steps to get the most out of each day:
Stand in front of a mirror, close your eyes, and take a deep cleansing breath
Open your eyes and look deeply into your own eyes through the mirror
While seeing yourself, let any negative self beliefs fall away, leaving behind only the feeling of unconditional love and appreciation
Speak out loud each affirmation five times, using your own name each time, building in confidence each time you say it. (For example “Dave, you love public speaking”)
YOU LOVE PUBLIC SPEAKING
Influencing starts with not just communicating your ideas, but loving to do it in a public way. The more you speak publicly, the more people you will be able to influence with your ideas.
YOU ARE CONFIDENT
When it comes to influencing, many times it’s less about what you say and more about how you say it. Being confident in what you say to people influences them to want to believe what you say, even it conflicts with their own beliefs.
YOU ARE PASSIONATE
Passion is driven by emotion, and when you are passionate, others can feel it. People are emotional beings. When your passion connects with them at an emotional level, you create a powerful bond that sways hearts and minds.
YOU FIND THE POSITIVE IN EVERYTHING
Positive energy makes people feel better, and looking for the positive things around you will remind others of the positivity in the world. When you are positive, people will be naturally attracted to you and want to hear what you have to say.
YOU INSPIRE THOSE AROUND YOU
The ability to inspire is the ability to influence people to take action. When people take action based on what you say, you truly are an influencer.
Practice these affirmations daily, and soon you will be influencing more and more people around you!