The first time I realized people were listening to me was when a colleague said “You said that we should be doing what is best for the customer and not just what is easy to implement”.
Running in the background was my self speak: Hmm, well I DID say that. I didn’t really think anyone was listening or that they’d hold me to it. Now what? This changes the game. Now I better say what I mean and mean what I say because now I’m influencing the way people think.
What impact are you having because your co-workers, boss, spouse, children actually listen to you?