Increasing influence is something people spend a lot of time thinking about.
Whether it’s a blogger who wants to increase his or her influence to write a book, or a parent who wants his or her child to listen to their advice, we all want to reach our influence capacity.
The other day, Kolby Kissinger shared this idea via Twitter:
“Don’t just be AT the moment—be IN the moment.”
Even though Kolby is young, he gets what it means to gain influence. It’s only when we’re in the moment that we’re truly able to show how much we care and share our thoughts that might influence actions.
Here’s a few examples of being AT the moment without being IN the moment:
Taking a business call that lasts 45 minutes while you’re at your child’s baseball game.
Meeting someone for coffee, but checking your email every five minutes.
Focusing more on live-tweeting your family night than spending time with your family.
Caring more about the number of people you meet at a conference instead of the actual people you meet at a conference.
Every time we’re AT the moment without focusing on being IN the moment, we miss an opportunity to increase our influence on those we’re engaging. And we’re not as good as faking it as we might think.
So … how do you increase your influence by changing one word? We shift from AT to IN.
How are you intentional about being IN the moment?
Have you seen it pay off in the amount of influence you have?