There are four key elements when it comes to life; water, earth, air and fire. But we often talk about a ‘fifth element’, that connecting point which makes the four others work together to create magic. We can apply the same idea of key elements to influence in business, with four areas that drive momentum. Then there is the fifth element - you.
We live in a highly connected digiworld; constant social media updates, 24/7 news availability and smart technology are all a part of the new normalcy. They have also created a platform for those who seek to become influential on a never before seen level. As a result, opportunities to build trust and influence, one to one and many to many, have become increasingly accessible.
Imagine adding into this Age of Information the following elements to driving influence, which, when working together, can create momentum for change, innovation and invention. Like a well-oiled machine, these elements working congruently can disrupt the status quo, explore new possibilities and drive momentum. They can assist you to become capable of more than you can be on your own; to operate outside of the safety zone of self-protection, and to move to a space of contribution and influence.
This is where new ideas and solutions are exchanged as part of a large community of WE thinkers with a high growth mindset.
We can identify the key elements as:
There’s an evolution going on. Make yourself, and your business, part of it. Be willing to instigate change, to give yourself and your team a common purpose – a say in what they are striving towards, an opportunity to do work worth doing and to influence more. Understand your character, the need to contribute, to connect, and to collaborate. Become someone who contributes.
Make all of these elements a part of your daily work life.
Because they are the way not just of the business future, but of the present.