Teresa de Grosbois is an international speaker and 4X Bestselling author from Calgary, Canada. An expert on influence, Teresa teaches courses around the globe on how to become an authority in your field and how to create word of mouth epidemics around your work. Teresa is the founder and chair of the Evolutionary Business Council, an international community of thought leaders who focus on teaching the principles of success and prosperity.
What sparked you to start studying influence?
“I pretty much grew up in a Mark Twain Novel.” Says de Grosbois. “We’d spend our summers in a remote boat-access cabin. There were no other kids to play with but my siblings, so I was often getting left behind and trying to keep up them. So importance became an important topic to me. Starting at the age of 3.
I started studying influence, because I had none. But watch highly influential people, and you’ll realize that it’s almost like they’re playing a whole different sport than the rest of the world. Their etiquette and rule book is different than the one we learned in business networking.”
What stops most people from becoming influential?
“The biggest thing that stops most people is their inner dialogue or self-limiting beliefs. Leadership books talk about these all the time. Those negative things we tell ourselves in moments of stress. Meeting influential people, or thinking about putting yourself out there and leading in an influential way, tends to turn the volume up to blaring on that negative self-talk. Maybe you tell yourself ‘I’m not smart enough’ or ‘I’m not good at speaking in front of a crowd’ or ‘I don’t have enough credentials’. The scary truth is that only Sociopaths tend not to have inner dialogue that stops them from become influential. So as everyday good people, we need to step up and learn how to be influential, or we resign ourselves to living with the very leaders we fear."
Growing your business while creating influential connections has its own set of rules, habits and etiquette that, when followed, will change the landscape of how you do business, deeply increasing your bottom-line. This book unveils the key habits for success that are encompassed by the most influential people across the globe. Learn top mistakes to avoid and how to ultimately join their ranks.