The Importance Of Trying New Things

The Importance Of Trying New Things

How do you challenge yourself to try new things in your life? I think it is an essential part of growing your influence over time. I’ll explain why and then give you five ways in which you can challenge yourself. There are a lot of reasons why trying new things helps you to grow your […]

Why There Is No ‘Quick Fix’ For Gaining Influence

Why There Is No 'Quick Fix' For Gaining Influence

When I investigate what people want to know about the subject of influence- I sometimes feel that they wish that there was a ‘quick fix’- something that would help them get from a low level of influence to a high level of influence very quickly (or perhaps from a high level to a stratospheric level, […]

The First Anniversary Of My First Book

The First Anniversary Of My First Book

This month is the anniversary of my first book ‘How To Become An Influencer’. I wanted to write this post for two reasons- firstly to celebrate and secondly to say what it has meant for me and while you might to write a book too. Celebration first… I felt extremely proud when I finished my […]

How I Seized My ‘Perfect Day’

How I Seized My 'Perfect Day'

Recently I experienced something that I wanted to share with you. I was invited by a person I really look up to, Julia Hobsbawm, to come to an event in Amsterdam called ‘The Human and The Machine’. You can see the programme for it here. If you’d like to read more about the brilliant things […]

Thinking About What The Other Person Wants

Thinking About What The Other Person Wants

The biggest lesson you need to learn if you want to grow your influence is thinking about what the other person wants. What person? Well, it could be (this is a long, but by no means exhaustive list): Your audience Your client Your boss Your direct report Your peer Your friend Your family   Of […]

Being Alert To The World Around You

Being Alert To The World Around You

There are so many amazing things going on in the world, often all around you. However for so many reasons it is possible to miss them. These can include things like: being busy not remembering how things used to be not properly observing the world around you When you step out onto your local street […]

A Quick Way To Involve World Experts In Your Work

A Quick Way To Involve World Experts In Your Work

I recently wrote a well-received article on LinkedIn about the main mistakes that people make on that platform. Then, I tagged a number of top LinkedIn experts in a post to see what their views were and if they could add some extra tips. You can see that post here. It got more than 11,000 views! Here are […]

How Can You Go The Extra Mile For The People You Serve?

How Can You Go The Extra Mile For The People You Serve?

If you truly care about the people you serve, you should be prepared to go the extra mile for them.   Why? Because you care about them. Because you truly want to help them. Because you really think you have something to share that the world needs.   This is going to be a slightly […]