24 ways to grow yourself and your influence in 2024

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24 ways to grow yourself and your influence in 2024

As we look ahead to the coming year, we often want to grow ourselves or our influence. Here are 24 ideas for 2024, with six ideas each for your work, your industry, your community, and your family.


✅ Write a weekly gratitude email.
✅ Learn more about what is important to a different team.
✅ Host a mastermind to learn from productivity or leadership books.
✅ Verbally support an idea shared by someone you often disagree with.
✅ Be one of the first to learn and embrace a new corporate process or policy.
✅ Introduce or participate in Donut (https://www.donut.com) meetings in Slack.


✅ Host a webinar.
✅ Speak at a conference.
✅ Start a LinkedIn newsletter.
✅ Seek a role in a professional association.
✅ Commit to a content-publishing schedule.
✅ Contribute to an Open Source project – even if it’s just documentation cleanup.


✅ Serve in a neighborhood leadership role.
✅ Organize or participate in a “Day of Service.”
✅ Host or sponsor a Meetup (https://www.meetup.com).
✅ Volunteer at a shelter, food bank, or other service organization.
✅ Join or start a Toastmasters chapter (https://www.toastmasters.org).
✅ Mentor with an organization like Big Brothers Big Sisters (https://bbbs.org) or Kids Hope USA (https://www.kidshopeusa.org).


✅ Establish a weekly “family fun night.”
✅ Plan and prepare a homemade meal together.
✅ Do a household chore someone else usually does.
✅ Invite a friend or family member to join you for regular exercise.
✅ Admit your own fault for something and apologize without pointing out anyone else’s flaws.
✅ Invite a family member to go out and do something together that they enjoy more than you do.

What other ideas do you have to grow yourself or your influence in 2024?

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