Influencing Others – Day 245 of 365 Days to a Better You

The fact is every one of us is a salesperson. Some of you just cringed at the thought. Here’s what I mean. We live in a world that runs on ideas. We all have them, but whose ideas get implemented and become a part of reality? Just being honest, it’s the people who can influence or persuade others – making us all, yep, sales people.

Arizona State professor and renowned business speaker, Robert Cialdini, is one of the great researchers and teachers on this topic. He’s identified principles that can help anyone become more persuasive and influential in their circles. For many years, he taught six principles. In 2016, he shared that he had identified a seventh.

They are:

  1. Reciprocity
  2. Scarcity
  3. Authority
  4. Consistency
  5. Liking
  6. Consensus
  7. Unity

Here’s a great video explaining the first six principles.

Here’s great article outlining the seventh principle.

It’s important to understand. These principles are not meant to manipulate people. They’re meant to take advantage of the way people make decisions to help you increase your chances of influencing others.

It takes some time to understand and apply these, but this could be your new super power.

Stay AWESOME and have a fantastic day!


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Be A Winner

Developing a winning attitude offers benefits far greater than the immediate win or loss. A winning attitude creates perspective that leads an expectation of success and satisfaction that transcends an outcome. In fact, the winner sees in every loss the seeds of a new win.

The following “poem” effectively distinguishes between the two mindsets. It is variously titled “Be a Winner” and “Winners Versus Losers” around the Internet. I have not been able to track down the author’s name.

handshake2.jpg“Be A Winner”

The Winner is always part of the answer
The Loser is always part of the problem

The Winner always has a program
The Loser always has an excuse

The Winner says “Let me do it for you”
The Loser says “That’s not my job”

The Winner sees an answer for every problem
The Loser sees a problem for every answer

The Winner sees a green near every sand trap
The Loser sees two or three sand traps near every green

The Winner says “It may be difficult but it’s possible”
The Loser says “It may be possible but it’s too difficult”

Follow your bliss. Experience your bliss. Become your bliss.

Ray Davis is the founder of The Affirmation Spot. He’s spent more than 25 years studying personal development and especially writing, recording, and using affirmations to achieve his goals. His eBook – The Power to Be You – offers 416 life-changing and original quotes, ideas, and affirmations to take you to new levels of achievement and reflection.

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