September 18, 2013

What "Goes Around, Comes Around" In Your Circle Of Influence

I heard a story about one of our clients last week, and I just have to share it with you today. What this man is doing is really smart and […]

I heard a story about one of our clients last week, and I just have to share it with you today. What this man is doing is really smart and very strategic. It is something I advise at the end of The Daily Fix every single day — not just for kicks, but because it will help position you as a leader and trusted advisor, which increases your value and your income.

Stephanie, who works in our Client Services Department, spoke with a man named Bryan, letting him know about our upcoming First Steps To Success event taking place in his area next month. As Stephanie talked with him, he began to tell her about how he uses the free resources on our site to equip his team to succeed.

Bryan reads The Daily Fix to his employees every day. It seems like just a simple thing — and it is. But it has such a huge impact! He’s not reading just any email to his staff. He’s reading content to help his business grow, help his staff get raises and promotions, help them to manage their personal and company finances, and help them in their personal lives, as well.


Bryan is using his influence to be a positive influence in other people’s lives. This is such a powerful strategy, and it takes a high level of leadership to use the power of influence in this way. When you use your influence to help other people, you can easily gain their trust and attention. But it’s not about making friends or getting what you want… it’s about creating mutually-beneficial relationships with the people around you. And that’s exactly what Bryan is doing.

By sharing The Daily Fix with the other members of his team, Bryan is showing he cares about them — not just as his employees, but as people. Not all of the content directly relates to his company. For example, every Friday, I send you a message to help with your family relationships and to equip your kids for success. Does that help Bryan’s company directly? No. But does it help his team in their personal lives? You bet it does!

This is a very high level of maturity and leadership. He is building long-lasting and loyal relationships in his company. And why is this important? Because when there is loyalty, people are willing to work through the good and bad times together. If you build great relationships and develop leaders in your organization, when the hard times come, you will stick together, grow together and come out on the other side together.

Bryan told Stephanie, "One of my staff members said I am the best boss she’s ever had!" Wow! Why do you think she said that? Could it be because he cares about her as a person, and not just how she can help his company be more successful? Could it be that he goes out of his way to help his team grow, both personally and professionally?

My friend, how would you like to have your staff say that about you?

When you hear your employees say, "I love my job! My boss is awesome! I love working here!" you know you’re doing something right. And what comes out of that? Your employees will tell others they love their job. This opens the opportunity for them to tell others about what your company has to offer, and this is how you get referrals through your employees — without even trying!

If you manage people, your job is not just managing people and their workload. It’s not just about what happens inside the office or on work time — your job is to help your employees be the best people they can be with success in every area of their lives. But, you don’t have to be a manager to do this! ANYONE can step into a position of leadership by doing what Bryan does with his team every day. You can do it with your team at work, school, church, home, and in your community.

I’d encourage you to follow Bryan’s example today. It’s a very simple, yet extremely effective, way to build bridges with your employees, establish trust and loyalty, and create mutually-beneficial relationships in your company. You will have employees saying, "Man, you’re the best boss I’ve ever had! I love working with you!" And you will see your productivity increase, company morale improve and your business will expand — all from using your influence to benefit other people’s lives!

You can start by simply sharing The Daily Fix with your friends, family and co-workers. Print this out right now and read it to your employees or co-workers today. Or just post this link on Facebook and Twitter

Another way to use your influence to help others is to share events and broadcasts that will benefit them. Gather your friends and join me every Wednesday for The Spiritual Equipping Broadcast at 8 pm ET/7 pm CT! I can’t wait to share what we are going to talk about!

 

In great faith,

 

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