Spheres of Influence

My dad always used the term “spheres of influence” when he was referring to those people you come in contact with on a regular basis or places you might visit or communities you’re a part of. These often overlap and ultimately fill the world, connecting us all on some level in some way. No one person or action is insignificant no matter whether or not we think it is!

Now, we all know the theory of how one small, seemingly insignificant, action can set off a chain reaction the result of which we can’t really fathom.  For example, you may recall those Liberty Mutual ads on TV where a guy picks up a fallen toy and hands it to the child who dropped it. This action is seen by other person who then holds the door for someone. This action is seen by someone and the story goes on. While this may be a warm and fuzzy gimmicky marketing strategy, it does make a valid point. Everything we do in life whether big or small has an affect on our spheres of influence – including ourselves. You’ve probably been around enough Negative Nancys to know that by being negative it attracts misery to themselves and also those around them. Not fun.

I want to be more socially, environmentally, and globally aware of my actions. This includes decisions I make every day as well as larger philanthropic donations of time, money, and efforts. One of the ways I’m doing this is through my blog. I will post new and noteworthy organizations, events, causes, and people that are actively moving to make a positive change in this world. This will include blogs, links, articles, or just things I see in my day.

I would love your help, comments, and feedback as well! If you see anyone or anything that fits into what I’m talking about, please feel free to post links, comments, or suggestions. I’m hoping that by creating an ongoing dialogue, we can facilitate positive changes in all of our spheres of influence! 🙂

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  1. Hey nice blog,
    I like the term that your dad coined ‘Spheres of Influence’
    because it really is true. Those who we hang around with most often influence us either for good or bad. It’s really up to us to select those negative sources of influence and block them out.

    One site you might want to check out is http://TED.com
    it has a lot of inspirational and positive speakers out
    there moving to change the world, I’m sure you’ll find
    something of notable value there.

    Good luck 🙂

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