Sensing & Knowing Powerful People (Thank you NSW BC & Kerri-Anne Kennerley)
I was very grateful last night for being part of the 2017 South Eastern Sydney Business Awards (with NSW Business Chamber). It was incredible being there, seeing an amazing crowd and watching people win.
The fact is that if you are a finalist, you are already pretty powerful and have taken out lots of opposition to make it far (in many cases you are in the top 10% of applicants).
What was interesting about this event is how powerful people were in the room. I don’t mean that in terms of their physical size or sound; you just can sense their presence in the room. Interestingly, I was the judge on the ‘Young Business Executive’ category and I knew who was going to win.
In fact I was sitting just meters away from them on an adjacent table and you can tell that she was the ‘Alpha / Commander’ of the group she was with. That is she was incredible, powerful, extremely intelligent and you can just easily sense their presence.
I also finally got my long awaited selfie with the awesome Australian Entertainer and MC Kerri-Anne Kennerley. Even though she is physically small in stature, she exudes strength and power and again you can sense them in the room.
To me there are many lessons to be gained from my experience last night. Firstly, there is a whole discussion around what makes people so ‘powerful’. As that is a book in itself, my main comment here is that they are ‘Independent Alpha’s’ (much like myself). In a group, they are the natural leaders who are subconsciously elected by others. They also do lots of work and are the ones taking initiative.
Secondly these people are all ‘different’. Kerri-Anne, the awesome winner and the other winners; aren’t the usual people you would sit next to in a bus-stop. They are most likely the ones at a gym next to you, or are running past at the beach. They are the kind of people that I would say are #busywinning all the time.
Thirdly and finally; they are the ones that contribute. They weren’t ‘powerful’ because they were bosses. They were powerful because of their work, resolve and how they helped everyone.
My advice? It’s great to keep out an eye for powerful people. Many of them become my clients (lol). Also too if you want to build more of those traits in your own self; spend time with them. Just watching them in action teaches many lessons that reading 10 books shall never teach.
Love your work, thank you for the read, love your work NSW BC and stay awesome!