Chapter 10

Turning dreams into reality

Influence is not just about being influential. There is a purpose to influence: it is about making things happen. More to the point, it is about making great things happen that you could not achieve alone. It is about helping you make your dreams come true, to achieve more than you ever thought possible.

From the outset, this book has been about the practice of influence: it is not a theory. It is practice which has enabled me to start six national charities, create a bank and help 250 ex-offenders start their own business. I will also ensure that $2 trillion of US and UK government debt is eliminated from their national accounts. That will take a little longer, because the idea is heretical today. ...

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