Traits You Need to Become More Influential

Traits You Need to Become More Influential

We all want to make a difference in the world and feel better in doing so. What makes that so difficult is figuring out how to be the best at everything you do. Is that even possible?

What I think is possible is developing traits to help you become a better person, and the same holds true in your profession. When I create a logo, I don’t expect myself to come up with the perfect design on the first time. It takes patience, thought, skill and time…things I seem to have a lack of from time to time. I know that the logo I am creating needs to mesh with the client, their vision and their branding. It needs to be influential, but in order to be influential, I need to possess those traits. In order to be that influence, I need to do better or at least pretend I’m doing better!

2014 is the year I’m becoming more proactive – from networking to public speaking to my presentation about my work. These things don’t come easy to me, but with practice, I can be better and become more influential. Some simple traits include kindness, balancing, and preparation. Find ways you can become more influential in your daily life, your hobbies (mine is running…duh!) and career.

The Number 10

The Number 10

2014 marks the 10th year I’ve been designing, the 10th year I’ve been running, and the 10th half-marathon in Tucson, Arizona I will be completing next month!

I had the opportunity last year to sit with a client, astrologist Catherine Baskett, and learn about my birth chart. The thing that hit a cord with me was that 2014 was going to start to “pick up” and be a time for “completion” or resolution.  I’m going to be seeing significant changes in my career and relationships this year, but little did I know at the time how significant one number would make an impact as well.

According to Plato, “Numbers are the highest degree of knowledge. It is knowledge itself.”  And Pythagoras believed that numbers had magical powers and souls. In Buddhism, the number 10 is one of the most important compilations as well as number 3 (my favorite number). In addition, the number 10 and its connections are very significant: http://mysticalnumbers.com/number-10.

How interesting it is that Capricorn is the 10th sign of the zodiac (I’m a Capricorn)! I have a lot to think about, but here’s to 10 more!