What Is Impact?
If you've been following me on LinkedIn you know that I create a lot of content on the subjects of sales, coaching, and most recently on the subject of creating an impact.
For the clarity of all the individuals who might consider themselves "wordsmiths," here's what I mean by impact.
Impact definition: Having a strong effect on someone or something.
There are a lot of individuals on LinkedIn who have had a positive impact on me and I appreciate each and every one of them very much.
When you see me use the word impact, there's no need to be overly sensitive by my word usage.
My use of the word impact does not imply the use of a "jack hammer pulverizing rock and the rock has had no real choice in the matter."
My use of the word impact means exactly the same thing as the definition above, which is "having a strong effect on someone or something," and I don't believe that the individuals who follow me or are connected with me on LinkedIn misconstrue my meaning when I say that they have had a positive impact on me.
In fact, the very use of the word "positive" to describe their impact says it all - their impact on me has been positive, not negative.
Hence, there's no need to be overly sensitive about my choice of words. I am not trying to offend anyone through my use of the word impact.
If you've had a positive impact on me, you should be pleased with yourself, because it simply means you've had a strong positive effect on me and I appreciate you for that.
I sincerely thank every single person on LinkedIn who has had a positive impact on me.
Would you like to follow some of the people who have had a positive impact on me as well?
Here are some of them:
Each of these individuals are nice, helpful, and create content that is of great value.
Who would you like to add to this list? Please share in the comments section.