Episode 33 explores the subject of influence by asking the question- “who has influenced you and why?” Influence is very different from inspire. Influence refers to the capacity to have an effect on the character, development or behavior of someone or something, or the effect itself. Where inspire refers to someone filling you with the urge or ability to do or feel something, especially something creative.

So the goal of this episode is to help you discover why certain people in your life have had an influence on you.

I share with you some of the people who have influenced my life over the years and why. And the different ways they have influenced me. I find that by giving personal accounts, this makes it easier for others to relate similar experiences in their own lives. Plus I always want to be authentic and honest with you. I only talk about subjects that I have had personal experience with.

“Influence is about being genuine.”

-Pastor Johnny Hunt

We will talk about :

– Short term influence vs long term influence
– Direct vs indirect influence
– How being influenced, really is a choice
– The person who has influenced me the most
– Why influence is so important

Influence can be powerful for both the influencer and the influencee this is why it is so important to arm your kids with those critical thinking skills we talked about in episode 31. Also its important to think about how our words and actions may be affecting someone else. Always try to make them as positive as possible and as empowering to the receiver as possible.

Please make sure to subscribe in Apple Podcasts or the player of your choice if you haven’t already so you never miss out on the fun. Has someone had a great influence on you in your life? Please let us know so that we can learn from each other. Together we will be the changes and differences we want to see in the world. If you think someone else could benefit from learning about personal development, feel free to share this with them. I look forward to connecting with you next week!

Don’t forget to check out this week’s episode of Kickass Every Day TV. It is all about the personal development book that has had the greatest influence on me-

Till next time-