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Hello, and welcome. It is so nice to have you here. So let's talk about your influence persona. Building your influence persona is about developing your personal brand. So that you feel clear, calm and confident about yourself when you're presenting when you're in meetings. And when you're leading important conversations, whether those conversations are internally say with your colleagues, or externally with clients and prospects. Your influence persona is also about developing your leadership style. Your leadership persona plugs right in to your leadership style so that you have a clear, consistent and relevant style of leadership that's creating alignment and building trust. Building your influence persona is something that all professional people should do or review every single year, whether or not they're in leadership. Why, because of a particular C word, a C word that strikes fear into the hearts of most change. The market is always moving and changing preferences, requirements, environments, they're ever changing and moving, successful businesses stay relevant by leading the way through these changes, creating a level of certainty in his realm of uncertainty that comes with change. And when you really look inside of a business and pull back that corporate veil, in there, you will see people, people just like you and me running businesses sitting at the heart of these businesses. And if change has struck fear into the core of these hearts, how can a business stay relevant? How can a business lead the way? How can a business create opportunity with change? How can a business be successful? You know, it can't. This is why people in business need to ensure that their influence persona is ready and relevant to match the level of change required to succeed every year. We need to level up and to do this, we need to start with this question. Who do we need to become diving deep into those answers of who we need to become and then surfacing to implement those actions. Without this high performance practice? We doubt ourselves we become ineffective because of the loud, often shouty distracting people who are guess what, acting out of fear. They're arguing for things to stay the same, because that's the way they've always been doing it, they become used to it. That's how it's always been done. They're focused on preservation instead of progress. And now they're comfortable in their cage, which will eventually crushed them. So how do we go about building this influence persona? And how do we make sure that we're leveling up to have the impact you want, you have to consciously develop and project certain qualities, characteristics, and also behaviors you have to walk your talk. And the foundation of this lies in your values. You must deliberately construct your influence persona using your values, and then consistently communicate and demonstrate them. In High Performance Coaching, we isolate three types of personal values to help break this persona down we give you three contexts. So your personal values will then become your reference point for your influence persona. So what are these three types of values? The first value is your mind set. The second is for your interactions. And the third is for your habits. This is how we break it down. So when you're identifying your mindset values, that first category, you want to get clear on who you are as your best self, and how that person thinks at the next level, in terms of who they need to become, to lead to be high impact and succeed. Then when you're identifying your interactions, values as second category, you want to get clear on how you want to connect with others, and how you want to leave them feeling. being influential is more about making people feel like wanting to take the action you're suggesting. Because while logical reasoning can make sense to the mind, the price could make sense, the model could make sense the relationship could make sense. It doesn't necessarily create anything sticky, there is no urgency then to really connect with the person and move them at their core, move them at the heart, we will get into the science of influence and persuasion, positive persuasion, of course, in future episodes, but you must have the foundation of your influence persona in place first, so that when you apply the science of influence and positive persuasion, they're based on being authentically you, you bring yourself to those steps to that science, you become confident in who you are. Owning yourself really owning it when you get into these conversations so that you can create that alignment with people you want to do business with, with people you want to work with. You'll build trust, you compel more urgent action because people feel your passion. And of course, you make faster progress. Then when you're identifying that third area, the habits values, you want to get clear on the specific actions and activities that will give life to your mindset and interactions values. If you're clear on your mindset and interactions, values, but unclear on what actions to take next. So it's physical steps, you're still going to be holding back, we're still going to be backing down in conversations. And you're going to be doing so at the wrong time, there'll be overthinking how to be influential be overthinking what to say and do next. Here's my example of my influence persona using my values, these three categories. So my mindset values are inspiring, playful, and relaxed. This means that when I'm thinking about work, when I'm coaching, when I'm designing and my lifestyle in my business lifestyle, for example, I'm making decisions that support me to be able to focus on being inspirational, on being playful, and in really cultivating a more relaxed existence. Because I can tell you a lot, I've been none of these things at work before and I have felt pretty crap. Actually, my old self would never, ever have allowed me to have those values, especially when I was a lawyer. And especially when I was running my first business, because I had a fear based mindset, I had fear in my heart. And I believe that it would be pure graft and long hours and doing anything for the sale closing the business that would make me successful, that mindset got me some great experience a lot of what not to do so of course what to do as well, but also made me sick. You know, I got Hashimotos thyroiditis, my hair was falling out my skin was cracking and bleeding and all about that. If you've been with me in the last few episodes, and I wasn't really the best person to be around. I mean, even if you're not sick, does that sound right? Well, you're not happy with your work, you're not the best person to be around me feel like you can't bring yourself your personal values and have your own authentic influence persona. You can't be your best self, you're not the best person to be around. So for me that made me less effective. So playful and relaxed. And now in my mindset values, and I'm prompted, they prompt me to create a business and lifestyle that allow me to be those things. It means that I have way more ideas for increasing my impact and scaling business ideas, which I couldn't have had before. Because I was running on that hamster wheel of creating endless work for myself and working really hard long hours and wearing that stupid badge of honor for working overworking. And while it made sense, there wasn't much light at the end of that tunnel. mean how long can one do that really? Now with my new values words for my mindset, my work has more purpose and it is intentionally designed for create Eating the social impact and personal freedom that I desire in my heart of hearts. Now, moving on to the second category,
for developing your influence persona for me, my interactions values are energizing, caring, and authentic. This means that when I'm interacting with others, I'm seeking to connect by bringing positive energy and empowerment, bringing care and respect, bringing my truth, communicating what I think in that caring and respectful way, while bringing positive energy, I am very intentional about bringing these values, taking these values into the conversations I'm having into my email into the messages I'm typing and not letting them happen by chance. Because if I'm waiting for the other people to show me care and respect first or bring positive energy or communicate their truth, who even knows if someone's telling the truth, then if I rely on that term, to remind me to bring my own energy to bring my own can respect and to bring my own truth, that I'm probably not having the right conversation. So being intentional with my interactions, values, I am behind the steering wheel of my life. And it means I can be the same with my family, my friends, and my colleagues and my clients, I can have one personality across my whole life because I have the core of my interactions values in place, so I can be consistent, I can be calm, and I can be confident in my personality. Moving on to this third area for developing your influence persona is through your actions or habits values, mine are challenge, meditation, and movement. I've identified these as actions that will bring to life my mindset values, and my interactions values, and give them priority in my calendar. My calendar is my source of truth. And this means I'm pre booking and repeating blocks of time for safeguarding these actions and habits. And I'm being intentional about using them in conversation. Challenge, for example, is something I use frequently in conversation. So as a coach, leader, sales and marketing professional in my business, it's my job to challenge people, challenge people to see things differently, challenge people to take action, I challenge people to be disciplined, amongst other things, I used to shy away from challenge, but with challenge at the forefront of my mind, at the forefront of my actions, I precinct and pre plan for how I'm going to challenge others to be better for how I'm going to set and reset higher standards and get people faster results. It's worth noting that my mindset values changed drastically from just last year, which is why I say every professional person, even if they think the market has stabilized or they've got a competitive foothold in their market or whatever, do or review your influence persona because you as a person growing and changing and hopefully spotting opportunities to serve at a higher level. Now this happened for me, just from last year, I had incorporated more serious values like reasonable and authentic for my mindset. Now, for my next level, I've identified that I do better when I'm relaxed. And when I'm not taking myself too seriously, really. And I want to create a business or a lifestyle that's super serious all the time. I can't really bring myself to my work if I always have to be so darn serious. Why so serious. So back when I'd lost on these values exercises, I'd also been letting physical exercises slide Believe it or not, yes, I was allowing meetings to be booked over my time to exercise and really be with myself. So my physical, my mental and my emotional health had started to suffer, which meant that I couldn't bring my best self to work. I couldn't be my best self with my family or my friends. So at that time, I had to make exercise a Priority Action. And now, since I've got exercise down pat and prioritize, I've actually elevated that value to be movement, a more encompassing and holistic approach to wellbeing where I've prioritize morning yoga, stretching and meditation as part of my morning routine. And I do that instead of what I was doing before, say looking at my phone and answering emails within 1015 minutes of waking up or looking on social media within 510 minutes of waking up soon as the alarm goes off. All while keeping that weights training, boxing and cycling exercise that I like to do, I've leveled up. Your high performance challenge, should you wish to accept it, my friend, is to think about your own influence persona. Who have you been at work? What do you think it's like to be around you? Do you have the level of influence that you want? does influence come easy and authentically to you? Because it can think about your desired influence persona based on your personal values of the best of you, and also who you need to become to level up. What would your mindset values be? What would your interactions values be? What would your habits values be? And then use those values, in your meetings, in your presentations, in your conversations, and in all leadership initiatives. Thank you so much for listening. I hope you enjoyed this episode. And if you'd like to support the high performance made simple podcast, you'd really make me smile. Please share it with three awesome people. Maybe they're your friends, colleagues, and your partner in life. To catch the latest from me. You can follow me on LinkedIn at Tanya Semeradova or Instagram at Tanya underscore high performance, and I look forward to tuning in with you again soon. Ciao for now.