Chris Widener is a personal and professional development coach, internationally recognized keynote speaker and leadership and influence expert. Chris is passionate about teach business professionals how to improve their leadership and sell more. As a Wall Street Journal and New York Times bestselling author, he has 12 books to his credit including hits such as The Leadership Rules, The Art of Influence, and the Angel Inside. Chris is the founder of twelvecoaches.com and the Widener Group.
People who succeed are people who are influential. – Chris Widener
Influential people have the ability to change other people’s thought, beliefs and actions. To gain trust, you need integrity; Respect through excellence; Admiration through optimism; Loyalty through service.
Chris’s One Idea
As a minister starting up churches, Chris started out this business idea in order to raise funds for his new church. He was a sidepreneur in the publishing space.
In 2002 he decided to become a full-time speaker to large corporations. Primarily, Chris’ company build ad space for affinity groups.
If you can gain trust, respect, admiration and loyalty from people to able to have influence in their lives, you can have a long and successful career.
5 Moves To Start A New Business
If they were to start another business today, they would concentrate on five areas or even six:
- Start a Facebook business.
- Raise the capital.
- Build an affinity group.
- Set up a website.
- Find someone who can help to set up ad revenue.
- Churn out content and capture ad revenue.
Secret To Success
Dream big. You cannot determine how long you live but you can determine how well you live.