Jeff’s Blog: Influence

Everyone has influence with someone and everyone is influenced by someone. With influence comes responsibility. Within all of our lives are people whose feelings and well-being are within our influence. It is a simple fact we cannot escape.

This coming weekend we will be wrapping up our weekend series “Exponential” with a teaching called “My Life To The Power Of Influence”. So many people never consider the power of their personal influence nor the power of the influence that others are having in their life. Yet, our influence and the influence of others in our lives has an Exponential impact on our lives. This weekend as we finish this series this teaching will radically change the compounding affects in your life.

One of the key elements in our lives when it comes to how we handle our influence with others is integrity. That is that our lives match what we say and believe. I love this quote by Dwight D. Eisenhower: “In order to be a leader a man must have followers. And to have followers, a man must have their confidence. Hence the supreme quality for a leader is unquestionably integrity. Without it, no real success is possible, no matter whether it is on a section gang, a football field, in an army, or in an office. If a man’s associates find him guilty of phoniness, if they find that he lacks forthright integrity, he will fail. His teachings and actions must square with each other. The first great need, therefore, is integrity and high purpose.”