Stacey Hanke shares what influence is and how you can become a person of influence. Stacey mentions that your name is on everything you do. You get to decide how people perceive you and build your own reputation and influence. If you’re wondering how you can become a better leader or a professional, start taking inventory on how much influence or how little influence you actually have with people. Stacey shares how to get real feedback and act on it. Want a better life? Change. Get feedback. Learn. Improve. Repeat. Consistency is the ultimate ingredient of success and influence.

Noteworthy Topics from this Episode:

03:37 – Influence is about how do people experience you at the moment, what reputation, consistent or not, that you create and then leave behind.
06:21 – It is about communicating a message your listeners can adapt to.
08:19 – Constant improving and being the best that you can be, no matter who you’re trying to influence.
09:23 – Social media it gets in the way of effective communication or influence.
09:37 – Be consistent in order for people to truly see you as someone who’s influential.
10:59 – The power of social media – we have so many opportunities now to connect, engage, to get our message out there.
11:09 – Social media is a billboard in Times Square. Be careful what you toss out there.
12:23 – Take a personal inventory and determine what is your own, what is your platform and who are you and what message do you want to convey.
13:43 – Be able to talk to people face to face and it will get you further ahead in both professional and personal life.
15:08 – A position as a leader, doesn’t necessarily make you a leader. It’s an invitation to start developing better skills or qualities or character traits to become a leader.
17:54 – As a leader, you owe it to yourself and the people that you’re trying to lead to record yourself and ask for constructive feedback.
19:20 – Be better practicing what you’re preaching.
21:03 – Consistency is the differentiator where it tells if the person is legit or fake.
22:51 – Be the leader of yourself, conduct yourself with dignity and composure and consistency to make success happen for yourself.
23:01 – Your name is on everything you do. You get to decide how people perceive you and build your own reputation and integrity.
25:14 – Take feedback for what it is and take what you can learn from it and improve yourself. You have to realize that no matter who you are, everyone can improve. You do not have to accept all of it. You get to choose what you want to act upon and what you just want to leave on the side.
29:55 – Want a better life? Change. Get feedback. Learn. Improve. Repeat.
31:20 – If you’re a leader and you’re wondering how things could be better, start taking inventory on how much influence or how little influence you actually have with your people.
34:42 – Without the desire to be better and without feedback, you will have no gauge on how well you’re progressing.

Influence defined

Stacey adds that influence is about how do people experience you at the moment, what reputation, consistent or not, that you create and then leave behind. Being consistent is the key for people to truly see you as someone who’s influential. And, of course, be better practicing what you’re preaching.

Get feedback

Stacey says that no matter what position you are currently in, it is essential to get constant feedback on your actions to learn from it and improve yourself. No matter who you are, everyone can improve. Make it a habit.

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