A Sophisticate is an Influencer

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"You will never influence the world trying to be like it"" Unknown

Influencing is about being self assured (A Sophisticate is 'Miss Independent') and fearless (A Sophisticate has No Fear). Influencing is about being uniquely you without apologies. If a Sophisticate can not highlight her differences, she will be unable to influence. 

Differences influences; 
Differences lead;
Conformity manages

"If you think you're too small to make a difference try going to bed with a mosquito" The Dalai Lama

That idiom was in existence before social media. Technology took the pen and upgraded the power of communication to a whole new level. Information is power. What is that new level? Only people understand the power it yields and those who understand the impact, are the ones who will be successful.  

In the 21st Century, if the pen has more power than those with military power then how much power does Social Media wield? It's not the power social media yields, its the power a Sophisticate feels she has within her that makes her influential.


"We lived on farms, then we lived in cities, and now we're going to live on the internet!" from the movie 'The Social Network' (2010)

Influencing is like Sophistication in the 21st Century, it is about authenticity. Someone who has to push an agenda is not an influencer. Anyone who has to remind people, is not an influencer. A Sophisticate who influences is like a rock (A Sophisticate is a Diamond) who merely guides the water down a stream.

There is a difference between networking and influencing. There is a difference between influencing and selling. 
 
Networking is connecting, influencing is integrating. Selling is short term, influencing is long term.

Memory is key for a Sophisticate who is an influencer. The goal of a Sophisticate who is a successful influencer has the goal of putting someone under her spell as if she were a fairy godmother granting another person's wishes.

A Sophisticate can meet people by networking and capture people's attention with her politeness but influencing is a step further. Influencing not only keeps her in the mind of others, it allows for her to reach them in their emotions and feelings (heart) thereby, making them believe.

In the 21st Century, when magic doesn't seem to exist and miracles seem far and few between, a Sophisticate with her words, her attitude, and personality, make you believe that magic exists. 

Belief is magic in the 21st Century. As an influencer she is a fairy godmother who uses her method of communication like a magic wand. Her magic fairy dust? Her unique differences, with a dash of charm and grace.

In the 21st Century influencing the same as execution. It is tangible because the results are shown by other people's behavior and motivation. People in the 21st Century need more than convincing, they need influencing to buy, sell, make, create, and move mountains. (Leadership: Execute & Exemplify)

With her words, she makes everything in her life bend to her will. An influencer is a modern day sorceress who creates magic with her words to master the art of belief. Her mastery of belief results in the ability to challenge and change the behavior of others.  

If 'The pen is mightier than the sword' a Sophisticate in the age of social media has the power and the magic within herself to make what she wants a reality. More importantly, she makes people believe. In the end, a Sophisticate is uniquely her without apologies and is not an influencer, she is influential. ;D