I didn’t realize exactly how, but it’s been very easy for me in my adult life to get power when I wanted it.
I initially thought it was my bravado stance towards life but it wasn’t until 2013 that I discovered exactly how it works and how anyone can get any amount of power and influence they want.
Today, I use this technique at will when I want anything in life.
And I’m going to show you exactly how you can get this “power on demand”.
But first – what IS power?
possession of control, authority, or influence over others
So a person who has control, authority or influence over others has power and is a powerful figure.
That is, anyone who others listen to, follow and/or obey has power over these people.
You may feel like this is “evil”, but I assure you, it is not. In fact, it’s not good either ..
Power is simply a tool
And all tools can be used to do both good or bad things.
The tool isn’t good or bad, only what you do with it.
So you don’t have to fear power. Treat it well and do good things with it, and you will be good.
How I figured out how to gain more power
So, as I mentioned before, it’s been easy for me to gain power when I wanted it..
.. but it was a bit difficult to focus it on exactly the things I wanted power over because I didn’t know exactly WHAT gave me the power.
For my clients, my bosses and my coworkers, I was always very keen on pointing out how things could be made to be better ..
and sometimes I even came up with sparkling new ideas that could improve one thing or another.
Afterwards, I often got the task of implementing or creating this improvement.
This was GREAT for me, since I love creating stuff.
This also meant that I had the power to choose what color that widget was, how many cute kitten videos it played and I had the authority to speak about this type of widget
But this also meant that I had to stick by this improvement and get the blame from everyone if it didn’t work. Not a problem for me, if my ship sinks then I’ll proudly go down with it.
Fast Forward to 2013
In fall of 2013, I decide to go to an entrepreneur conference in East-Asia to meet like minded people, network and gain more knowledge.
As it turns out, attending a conference with like minded people turned out to be one of my pillars on my road towards success. I highly recommend anyone that is serious about entrepreneurship to attend a conference with like minded people and network.
Anyway, one of the talks in the conference made it crystal clear exactly how I had been getting all this power in the past.
This talk was given by James Schramko, an internet entrepreneur from Australia.
It turns it’s all about responsibility!
James made the example perfectly clear.
In the 2002 movie “Spiderman”, Uncle Ben says to Peter Parker “With Great Power Comes Great Responsibility”.
Well, what happens if we turn that around?
“With Great Responsibility Comes Great Power”.
So if you want to get more power, all you have to do is take more responsibility.
Although Voltaire said it before Uncle Ben, this is still a powerful quote.
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“So if you want to get more power, all you have to do is take more responsibility.”
For the first time in my life, I saw exactly how I had gotten all my power in the past ..
.. by taking responsibility for things.
.. by saying “Yes, if this fails then I will stand and answer for it.”
.. by being the last person to leave and making sure that when the client arrives everything will be spotless.
All without being asked to do it first.
And the best part is, there is SO MUCH responsibility out there up for grabs.
Most people don’t want to take the responsibility
Because taking responsibility comes at a price, most people won’t do it.
When you take responsibility for something, you are painting a big bullseye on your back.
You’ll be in the spotlight, no longer invisible.
You have to take the blame if this doesn’t work and that’s what people fear.
You also get the credit if this does work, and you get all the power that is associated with what you’re responsible for.
That’s why there is so much responsibility and power out there for anyone to grab.
Most people don’t want to be responsible or to be held accountable in case anything goes wrong.
But not you.
Network with other powerful people
This is one of the many powerful things I’ve discovered over my lifetime, and it was all because I decided to buy a ticket to an entrepreneurs conference.
Had I not bought the ticket, I would never have discovered this and been able to share it with you.
I also wouldn’t have made as many good connections and friends that help me become more successful every day.
And now you have the same opportunity as I did – to network with other powerful people, meet new friends who are going through the same thing you are and take away powerful insights and knowledge into business and life.
The Startup Iceland 2015 conference will be in May 2015, but the low price early bird tickets are only for sale in March – after that they’re gone and the price goes up!
So don’t waste this opportunity, read about the conference here and make sure to buy a ticket before they run out ..
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