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The Laws of Charisma by Kurt W. MORTENSEN

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CHAPTER 1

PASSION:THE TRANSFER OF PURE ENERGY

One person with passion is better than forty people merely interested.

—E. M. FORSTER

People who know where they are going are able to captivate others because they are passionate and therefore charismatic. You can tell when you meet them or when they enter a room. Others are drawn to them because, deep down, people want to be passionate about something. When others see that passion in your eyes, you become more charismatic. They sense that you can help them and improve their lives. This does not guarantee that everyone will like you, but others will respect you for your conviction and your passion.

Passion is critical to influencing others and transmitting charisma. Charismatic people radiate heartfelt ...

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