All Soul Proprietors are People of Positive Influence – PPI for short.
Because we’ve chosen business as the vehicle for bringing positive change to our world, and because all of us are in a healing profession no matter what kind of business we’re actually in, our position as experts in our field gives us the opportunity to bring a positive influence on everyone we work with or who comes in contact with us.
We do this not only in the words we write or speak but more so in the way we live our lives and conduct our business. People are paying attention.
I spend a lot of time in RV parks and campgrounds and I’m always amused when I find out that someone has been paying attention to my comings and goings and to what I’m doing . You could say they are just being “busy bodies” and maybe they are, but I’m always reminded that other people are always paying attention to us whether we realize it or not.
My southern mama would always say, “You’ve got to keep your nose clean” which was her way of saying that people are paying attention to you, you better look good and watch what you do.
In no way, however, am I advocating that you should ever compromise your integrity or your authenticity just because you think others are watching. This isn’t about pleasing other people.
This is all about showing up in your world as your authentic self. Sometimes our authentic selves make other people uncomfortable, but we always get their attention. If you want a good example of this, visit my FAQ page.
I’ve spent most of my life being a people pleaser, but I’ve learned that people want the real me. So that’s what I give them. It makes life much easier, too.
Set your intention to show up in your work and your life as your authentic self and watch the clients flock to you.
Just remember that you have a wide circle of influence, wider and bigger than you might realize right now. But it’s there and YOU are the center of it.
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© Copyright 2009 Marty Marsh