“It is only when we are present will people get to know us and
be able to trust us.” Penny Webb
Sometimes I think we believe we can’t be significant and have influence without more gaining more range, a higher education, better skills or a bigger title. Don’t get me wrong – these may come in handy sometimes but they are not critical.
There are a couple of critical aspects I believe we need to appreciate and get pretty right if we are to be influential, no matter what our sphere of influence looks like today; whether at home, work or playtimes!
No. 1 – PRESENT
What is critical is that we are present for those around us, willing and able to do our part. We will never be able to influence, inspire, guide and have a positive impact if we cannot be trusted to turn-up, and turn up regularly.
It is only when we are present will people get to know us and be able to trust us.
No. 2 – CONSISTENT
We must be consistent, reliable and dependable in who we are. Being present is good, but people are watching us.
So the question to ask ourselves is – is what we say consistent with how we behave? This comes down to us. It is not about being perfect, we are definitely a work in progress – always, but there must be some integrity between what we say and what we do. We must walk the talk.
Influence begins and ends
being present – turning up
being consistent – walking the talk
No Regrets Kinwomen