If you want to influence someone, then you also have to educate them about your topic.
If you want to influence someone, then you also have to educate them about your topic. Authority comes from knowing what you’re talking about.
It’s easy to be an authority in Pokemon if you actually know things about the game. Imagine being an amazing Pokemon player/collector at 10 years old around dozens of other kids interested in playing the game. You’ll be a god to them. Why? Because you know something that they don’t. They will want to be beside you. They will want to be around you so they can get more Pokemon knowledge.
This is the power of teaching. Your job or business is irrelevant. Teaching works. It influences other people especially if you’re genuine and you give great information.
1 – What knowledge do you have that may serve other people? Look at your experience. The jobs that you had, the businesses you’ve started. Whatever those experiences are, there will always be some kind of lessons that you can teach others.
Are you good at relationships? Then teach a couple friend how to create a better relationship.
Are you good at writing? Then teach writing to other people.
The main thing here is to teach what you know. This builds trust, authority, and influence, thus it adds to your ability to persuade other people to take action.