A long time ago Aristotle said, “If I have seen further, it is only by standing on the shoulders of Giants!” While I do not know who his mentors were, I know that I have been influenced by mentors! These were people who believed in me more than I believed in me. They saw a future for me more vividly than I could see for myself. They had an influence that is still serving me to this day. I now get to serve and share my influence. I get to influence people to see what is possible for them.
Every time I meet someone, they hear my voice, read my words, watch me speak, or have any interaction with me in any way, I want them to say, “He made an impact on me!” I want to make a positive impact on as many people as I possibly can. We only get one shot to make an impact as we write our life story. The story we write and impact we make is not on tablets of stone, it’s on human hearts.
Great leaders don’t just lead, great leaders inspire! Martin Luther King didn’t say, “I have a plan.” He said, “I have a dream.” His dream is what inspired a movement in social equality. To inspire someone is to move someone. To have them relate to your mission, vision, and values at the deepest level. Leaders who inspire ignite our internal greatness. I don’t seek to lead people, I seek to inspire people.
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Justin Prince is a family man, entrepreneur, author, and leadership mentor. His passion is influencing, inspiring and impacting people with his story of overcoming obstacles to build an extraordinary life. He has built 4 different multi-million dollar sales and marketing organizations. He helped transform a company that had experienced 8 years of declining revenue and has built an organization of over 200,000 people that generates well over a hundred million a year in revenue.