March 1 – 7, 2023
Given the option, most people would choose to be charismatic rather than dull. We prefer to be charming as opposed to unexciting. But you don’t have to look far to discover that only some are attractive and appealing. I know people that were born with this seemingly magnetic gift. I know others who have acquired it through experience and practice. I know a few individuals who have yet to learn what I am writing about.
There is no magic script to follow to become charismatic. A charismatic person emits a magic spell. I have watched charisma open doors, gain interviews, sell products and services, negotiate more favorable deals, and acquire preferred restaurant seating. Traffic tickets, avoid people with charisma.
Years ago, I created a product that would have motivational-hungry organizations beating a path to my door. My product is a 4-oz. aerosol can of magic that I named “Instant Charisma.” It would be my path to riches. People liked the product. Some wanted a free sample. No one wanted to pay for it.
One day, while trying to help our shy teenage daughter be more extroverted, my wife and I signed her up for a high school speech class. She wasn’t happy.
For her first speech, I suggested she take a can of Instant Charisma and demonstrate how it helps create a positive environment to help users build confidence, command attention, and attract success—ln short — be a winner!
Reluctantly she took a can to class. When it was her time to present, she walked to the front of the students and asked, “Are you looking for an edge? An advantage? In my hand is a magical 4-oz. Can of Instant Charisma. Each can of this personal magic contains an extraordinary combination of goal achievement and a winning attitude to help you create self-motivation and magnetic charm.” She sprayed the air above her head and challenged her audience to breathe in the magic and exhale excitement.
What happened next was magic. Her classmates began clapping and cheering. They loved the concept and the passion of her performance. That show of support and enthusiasm thirty-five years ago changed my daughter’s life!
The magic wasn’t in the aerosol can but in the clapping. It was evidence of her audience’s support, approval, and encouragement. When our daughter exited her cocoon to fly, it was instantly, but not due to Instant Charisma. Her classmate’s authentication of her worth transformed her into a beautiful butterﬂy.
Her mother and I noticed the change immediately. She walked faster, stood taller, and smiled more.
Sometimes the story is not about you. It’s about the other person. Your encouragement and support may help them stand straighter, walk taller, smile more, and take flight. In one minute, you can make someone’s day better. Today and every day, tell someone you are proud of them—the power of encouragement releases the power of charisma.