Don Hutson, Guest Author
Charlie “Tremendous” Jones used to say that the people we meet and the books we read impact who we become. Jim Rohn said we are constantly in the process of becoming the average of the five people we spending the most time with. Dick Gardner said we are the sum total of the exposure we have gained. So…what type of impact do you think you have on other people?
These philosophies inspire me to pose two questions:
1. Who are you influencing? and…
2. Who is influencing you?
Ask yourself this question: Are you a positive force for others? The greatest gift you can give to those you influence is to be an energizing, mind-expanding force for growth and betterment! Theologian, Phillip Brooks said “Few things are more powerful than the contagion of a victorious personality!” Have you noticed that when you around a person with a dynamic, can-do spirit that it is not only inspiring, it is contagious?! I recommend that you not only try to be around people like that, but BE the person who personifies greatness through such influence.
The antithesis of the above are the energy-sucking cynics who have nothing positive to say about anything; only a never-ending monologue on what’s wrong with them, their miserable circumstances, and the perpetrators who have caused the malaise of a life they are experiencing. Do not spend time with these people. They will try to kill your dreams, spoil your day, and infect you with negativity, having no idea what a negative force they have become. You might want to stay away from these energy pirates!
Every day each of us chooses to either take the high road of possibility thinking or the low road of mediocre or negative behavior. Choose the road that will give your life meaning and energy! Choose to be a positive force for others, and endeavor to be around people who can positively influence your attitude, your skills, your possibilities, and you will propel yourself into previously unknown heights of achievement! So how positively contagious will you be today?
Don Hutson, New York Times best selling author of “The One Minute Entrepreneur” and “The One Minute Negotiator” shares the top 5 activities you need to know and do to actually achieve your [networking] goals:
Larry’s Note: My friend, Don Hutson is one of the most powerful professional speakers I’ve ever seen and heard!
Copyright © 2012 – Don Hutson. For more than 30 years, Don Hutson has been in the business of making people believe they can do better and giving them the skills to do it. He energizes audiences into action and is known for delivering real solutions for business professionals. As CEO of U. S. Learning, a corporate training entity, and the producer of US Learning Network Radio’s training and coaching programs, Don’s clientele spans 22 countries. Visit Don’s Website!
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