INFLUENCE BEGINS with discovering what you were born to accomplish. The reason you exist, your purpose for living, your destiny, is your understanding of life. You communicate that via messages and via your image to the outer world.

Certainly we should always act with integrity, and everything we say, every expression of our personality, no matter professionally or personally, should be genuine and respectful. A good ethical behavior is to recommend.

The truth does not change according to our ability to stomach it.

–Flannery O’Connor

People too often stretch the truth about the own influence, experience or expertise, to win a new client or land a business deal.

How many résumés are slightly exaggerated?

With cleverness we won’t be successful in the long run.

Knowing others is intelligence; knowing yourself is true wisdom.

–Lao Tzu

We should know ourselves exactly (“Know Thyself”) in order to change our life to the positive.

We are responsible for our own luck. It is our own choice to find happiness in life. We have the steering wheel in hand, if our life ends boring or if we leave a legacy.

We have control over our life.

We are the masters of our own fate.

Most of us live our entire lives as strangers to ourselves. We know more about others than we know about ourselves. Our true identity gets buried beneath the mistakes we’ve made, the insecurities we’ve acquired, and the lies we’ve believed.

–Mark Batterson

Too many people think influencing people with the own brand is about becoming something they aren’t.


  • When you tend to concentrate on your attitude, you will be more successful.
  • Intelligence does not help, when you are not wise.
  • Humility and awe are prerequisites for a happy and successful life.
  • Be grateful for your life and enjoy it!
  • Follow your purpose and remember:

Life is either a great adventure or it’s nothing.

–Helen Keller

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Karin Sebelin
ENTREPRENEUR, Author, Editor, Journalist, Columnist, Coach for Writers & Entrepreneurs, Trust Expert, Brand Manager Karin has been a successful entrepreneur since 2011 – she sees trust as the foundation for happiness. She began her career as CEO of Presse-Service Karin Sebelin, and had huge success on the English platform Ecademy with blogging, engagement and collaboration. She coaches writers and entrepreneurs, and shows them how to become successful through TRUST and the right branding. Karin’s mission is teaching our world a new thinking. Her book “Trust … the only kind of influence that really matters” dispels the myth of trustworthiness. She currently writes her next book about ethical entrepreneurship. Her websites: | | |

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