How to constantly influence people

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To maintain your independence you must always be needed and wanted. The more you are relied on, the more freedom you have. If you can keep people dependent on you, you can make sure your influence is not threatened and you can continue being independent without having others try to influence you. Once, there was this guy called Nick who was quite ambitious. 

Nick and his relationship…

Nick wanted to be a famous actor and entrepreneur. Luckily, he met a woman called Amy that would help him with his goals. Amy was also an intelligent woman with lots of potential. Unfortunately, she never had the opportunity to pursue her ambitions and aspirations due to her family, relationships, and gender. 

Nick and Amy lived in a world where women were not able to find jobs or pursue opportunities. That is why everyone Amy met in her life tried to influence her and make her work for them. They used her ambition for their own interests and then left her. Before Nick, she met a man called Henry that promised to help Amy become a famous author.

During their relationship, Amy wrote several books and developed multiple ideas. It seemed like Henry was mentoring Amy. Unfortunately, that was not the case. Henry used texts from the books Amy wrote for his own projects and used Amies ideas as his own. After doing so, he left Amy without any compensation. While what had been done was unfair, there was nothing she could do. 

Conclusion

That is how she understood power is not attained through independence. You must be able to keep people dependent on you. In this case, she made sure Nick, her current husband, was dependent on her so she did not get used again. How did she do it? Since she was good at handling people.  She managed all the business relations of Nick. So, if anything went wrong or Nick tried to use her. She would be able to ruin Nick’s career. 

Do not be one of the people that believe the ultimate form of power is independence. Make people depend on you for their happiness and prosperity and you have nothing to fear. Never teach them enough so that they can do without you. For example, Amy knew how to handle people. That is why Nick let her handle his business relations. Which made sure Nick relied on Amy. 

Authors Note

We wish our readers don’t just simply read this story but rather also reflect on the lessons mentioned. See if you can implement any of the lessons taught in your life.

Book: The 48 laws of power by Robert Greene 

Lesson(s)

  • Learn to keep people dependent on you.

To maintain your independence you must always be needed and wanted. The more you are relied on, the more freedom you have. Make people depend on you for their happiness and prosperity and you have nothing to fear. Never teach them enough so that they can do without you.

Notice: All of the content above is fictional. 

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