If you are reading this post STOP if you are hoping to learn how to become an “INFLUENCER” – you know – people like Amy Porterfield, Pat Flynn, Glennon Doyle Melton.
#1 – Don’t try to become somebody else
#2 – Having hundreds of thousands of social media followers, email subcribers, Youtube views isn’t the end goal.
An influencer is someone who recognizes the impact that their daily interactions have on others. This post is a reminder that what you do and say matters and it directly impacts everyone that comes into contact with you.
If you’d like to learn how to recognize your influence and use it for good, then read on or watch my recent Facebook Live:
How to build your influence.
Posted by Business Among Moms on Friday, February 3, 2017
Influencers Know Their Impact
I’m borrowing this one from one of my good friends, Sarah Schneider of the Badassery Project. She once shared a statistic about the impact we have on others that blew my mind. Imagine you are in contact with 1 person today (I know, most of us are around way more than that). Over the course of an average adult lifetime, that’s almost 22,000 people! When you think about it that way, and if you know you are impacting 10 people a day – the numbers are mind blowing. Imagine what good you can do, when you look at the big picture.
Sometimes simpler said than done. Treating ALL people with kindness makes you feel good, makes them feel good and it’s good for our world. You are setting the example for others. What you do and say matters.
3. Help other people get what they need:
Want to step up your status as an influencer? Find out what people need and give it to them. Example: When people join our Business Among Moms community, either I or one of my chapter leaders has a call to learn about the new members business. We ask who their target client or customer is and what are they seeking support with in their business. We strive to deliver a good connection for them. People remember that. If you go out of your way to support others, it will come back to you. #lawofreciprocity
4. Shine a spotlight:
Are you active on social media? When you are happy with a business’s product or service, share it. One of our community members makes Gluten-Free Goodies. I bought some to give to kid’s teachers, took a quick photo and shared on Instagram and Facebook. It helps get the word out there and creates influence.
5. Leave a review:
When you give a 5 star review for a product, service, business or podcast, you are using your influence. You are helping another business get the word out! It only takes 2 minutes to leave a review on a Facebook Page, write a review on Yelp, write a recommendation on LinkedIn or review a podcast on Itunes. Try to send aside 15-30 minutes to do this for businesses you care about and what to see continue.
I’d love to hear what you think about this post. Please leave a comment or if you’d like to join our community of mom business owners that support each other, check to see if there is a chapter near you.