As an introvert, I have always wondered, what makes some people so energetic and admired that they become a people magnet? You know, the kind of person you enjoy being around anytime. It has little to do with good looks, being abundantly wealthy, owning an expensive car, or wearing the latest fashion. Of course, these can’t hurt if you are lucky enough to have them!
Then I discovered that Personal Power has to do with how you think, react, interact, and manage your time efficiently. Being successful in life, love, business, and all personal activities take work, and a conscious “awareness” of the qualities and traits make you a confident, take charge person that attracts people.
I’ll share with you 7 Actions to Developing your Power that you can implement daily. Progress is not made overnight, but by taking small chunks and tackling them one at a time.
Power Action #1 – Maintain an Even Temper!
Have you ever met a hot head, angry, bitter person that you love to be with? Probably not. Your temperament and how you handle yourself in all situations can determine your “cool” factor. Keep steady, sturdy, and stable. Think before you act. Don’t get this confused with personality. Some folks are laid back; some are lively and animated. It’s perfectly fine to be who you are, but when losing your cool or you are being pulled in five different directions, how you react is what’s important.
Power Action #2 – Have a Sense of Humor!
Be self-deprecating and disarming. You must be willing to make fun of yourself from time to time, rather than being serious all the time. Like anything else in life, humor should be used in moderation and at the right time to be effective.
Power Action #3 – Smile!
People love to feel valued and important. You can make someone’s day just by giving a simple smile.
Power Action #4 – Treat People Like You Would Want to be Treated!
What goes around comes around. Everyone deserves to be treated with respect and dignity. Don’t get caught up in vicious gossip.
Power Action #5 – Remember People’s Name and Small Details About Them!
More importantly, use both in conversation. People love to hear their names and being asked questions about their life; it shows you have an interest in them on a personal level.
Power Action #6 – Be Honest!
If you lie, even a small little white lie, you’ll eventually get caught in it. Everyone appreciates direct honesty, even if it’s not what they want to hear.
Power Action #7 – Let Other People Talk!
A conversation needs to be two-sided to take place. Let the other person do most of the talking. Remain attentive and interested in what the person has to say.
Every day strive to be the best that you can be. Will you stumble along the way? Sure, but it is how you get up and continue that counts. It’s the small daily effort that you take that can lead to the dynamic, “gee I wish I were like him/her” person you deserve to be.
Your attitude determines your altitude in life. It’s never too late to start!
Stay tuned for Part II!