Influence Lesson #6 Master Listening Skills

Whether you're in the field of counselling and therapy, medicine, coaching, finance or anything you choose, you're dealing with humans. You're a leader. An influencer. Since everybody is so busy being busy that they end up feeling isolated and disconnected. One of the biggest 'dis-eases' today is loneliness. People feel lonely even when they're surrounded [...]

By |2018-02-19T11:51:04+00:0019 February 2018|Influence|0 Comments

How Your Relationships Affect Your Decisions

There is only 1 major aspect of your life that ultimately determines your success – your relationships. You don’t just have relationships with your spouse, family and friends. Heck, no! There are 7 other relationships that have a significant impact on how you make decisions.  First, let’s explore why an influential leader (entrepreneur or intrapreneur) [...]

By |2018-02-15T13:13:14+00:0015 February 2018|Decision Making, Influence|0 Comments

Influence Lesson #5 Be Like a Superhero

Confidence. How much do you have? Very little? Lots? Or are you oozing confidence? You don't need to be confident with everything. As an influencer, however, you need to be confident in your speciality. It can make or break your career.  You can literally change your level of confidence rapidly by changing your physical state.  [...]

By |2018-02-14T17:14:29+00:0014 February 2018|Influence|0 Comments

Influence Lesson #4 – Share the dream

There is only one real reason why relationships are created and sustained.  Resonance.  The only reason a relationship fails is dissonance (opposite of resonance). In physics, resonance is a phenomenon in which a vibrating system or external force drives another system to oscillate with greater amplitude at specific frequencies. OK, that's a bit of a [...]

By |2018-02-14T15:36:18+00:0014 February 2018|Influence|0 Comments

Influence Lesson #3: Smile

Are you known as someone who lifts the mood or kills the atmosphere? Everybody wants to be happy and feel fulfilled.  The release of endorphines, dopamine and serotonin makes people feel good, relaxes their body and even lowers blood pressure.  How can you help your people achieve such health and happiness? Smile.  A genuine smile [...]

By |2018-02-14T15:03:26+00:0014 February 2018|Influence|0 Comments

Influence – Lesson #2: Be Mindful of Your Thoughts

Each person has approximately 60,000 thoughts a day. Every thought generates a biochemical response. Depending on the biochemical or combination of biochemical (neurotransmitters), emotions are generated.  For example, epinephrine (adrenalin) is released when a person is feeling frustrated, angry or suffering other forms of stress. This leads to  Sweating Dilation of the pupils Increase in [...]

By |2018-02-12T21:45:41+00:0012 February 2018|Influence|0 Comments

Influence – Lesson #1: Practice silence when others speak

"Let thy speech be better than silence or be silent." Those were the words of Dionysius.  Even the greatest or orators understand that it is not just the words, but the words between the words, that create great speeches.  Highly influential leaders have exceptional listening skills.  It's not just about shutting up and letting the [...]

By |2018-02-12T21:29:34+00:0012 February 2018|Influence|0 Comments

How to Handle Negative (and Positive) Feelings

James was gutted. He’d just about managed to get an order from one of his hospital accounts after months of trying. At last, they ordered one of the single-use products in bulk. It was a record order for a hospital of that sized. But one of the items had literally come unhinged during a procedure. [...]

By |2018-02-12T21:28:17+00:005 February 2018|Decision Making, Energy Healing, Influence|0 Comments

Rewiring The Brain Of The Behaviourally Challenged

A number of years ago, I received an invitation to deliver a 1-hour motivational talk at a school to their most disruptive and behaviourally challenged students. The age of these boys were between 13 and 15. This group students had been pulled out from normal classroom activities due to the negative impact they were having [...]

By |2018-01-25T17:21:14+00:0025 January 2018|Decision Making, Influence|0 Comments

Influence Begins With Inspiration

In order to influence an individual or many individuals, there are two possible paths - motivation and inspiration.  Motivation is a pulling force that requires outside intervention to get the individual to take action. For example, getting the end of year tax forms completed before the deadline. When someone requires motivating to do something, that [...]

By |2018-01-18T22:16:21+00:0017 January 2018|Decision Making, Influence|0 Comments