“Just like in the ocean you can feel the waves that were generated from a far away distance, so in the mind you have thoughts and feelings from the entire universe and every other person. The places and people you are most attuned to and attached to are what usually fill your stream of thoughts. As you become more neutral and non-attached the scope of those thoughts and feelings widens.” Yogi Bhajan
The influence you exert around you will come from your being, with gentle persuasion, not from what you do. Within your inner core of being you will find your way forward.
Be sure that your inner principals reflect the true teachings, and are not artifacts of a narcissistic personality. Constantly renew your relationship with the truth through teachers of the truth.
Today: I Ching