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Embrace Your Influence

As we step into the vibrant summer months, it's essential to recognize the influence we hold, regardless of the size of our platform or the number of followers we have. In last week's Style Stories YouTube video, Shari Braendel, Founder & CEO of Style by Color brought a refreshing perspective on influence, highlighting that every interaction, no matter how small, has the power to make a difference. Here's how you can embrace and extend your influence this summer, touching lives in ways you might not have imagined.

How to recognize your influence: Begin by acknowledging that you are an influencer in your own right. Whether it's through a smile to a stranger at the grocery store or a compliment to the drive-thru attendant, your actions have the power to uplift others. Influence isn't limited to social media platforms; it's about making a positive impact in the lives of those you encounter daily.

How to use your influence at home: Consider the impact you have within your own home. Whether it's your children, grandchildren, or friends who visit, you have a unique opportunity to influence their lives positively. Summer gatherings in your backyard or simple family dinners are perfect moments to instill values, share laughter, and create lasting memories.

How to extend your influence in the community: Shari's work, from color analysis for influencers to mentoring formerly incarcerated women, showcases the vast scope of influence. You, too, can extend your influence beyond your immediate circle. Engage with community groups, volunteer, or simply be a source of encouragement and support for neighbors and acquaintances.

How to use your skills for greater influence: If you have a specific skill, think about how you can use it to benefit others. Shari invites women to consider training in areas like Color Analysis as a tool for influence. Your expertise could be the encouragement someone needs to feel confident and empowered. If you are interested in learning more about the Style by Color Academy, click here.

How to commit to being an influencer this summer: Make a conscious decision to not let the summer months pass by without making an impact. It's easy to adopt a laid-back attitude, but Shari reminds us of the importance of staying engaged and using our time wisely. Set goals for how you want to influence others, whether it's through small acts of kindness or larger community projects.

In conclusion, every woman has the power to be an influencer. As Shari puts it, don't underestimate the impact of genuine, everyday interactions. This summer, embrace the opportunity to be a woman of influence in your own unique way. Share your plans for influence in the comments, and let's inspire one another to make a difference.



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