Part of success is learning how to get along with people. One of my favorites is Dale Carnegies, How to Win Friends and Influence People. One of the key points that it explains is that if you want something in your life sometimes you have to get other people to do what you want. To get people to do what you want a person must find what it is that those people want. People have to want to do something to help you.
Many people live their lives day to day. If you are reading this it is because there is an area of your life that you want to be more successful in. Always strive for that want. Make it a need. Part of being successful is finding someone who is already successful in that area of their life and doing similar, if not exactly, what that person does. How are you going to convince a person to take time with you?
This will require finding what it is the person would like to have or want. They obviously have something you want. Do some digging. Talk to the person as a friend might. Do not worry about what it is they have that you want. This will come with time when they may be willing to spend more time with you like going out for coffee or going to a bar. The problem I have heard people run into is what if you will never meet the person or what if you will only run into the person once.
Here is the solution. First dig into the person’s life. Read all of the books they have written. Watch what they do and how they act. If you have a chance to run into the person you will need to convince them in 30 seconds or less. This is where a great elevator speech comes into play. Be sincere and honest. Tell the person exactly what you want and they may be willing to spend some time with you. It has be precise and practiced. Do it in front of a mirror or on video so that you can analyze and rewrite if need be. This is one great way to influence a person to do what you want and that is normally spend time with you.
I hope this helps a few of you. Let me know if you want to hear about anything specific.
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