Remember of the “predators” used to tell me a mentor…
You discover you are an influencer when you have to decide which content you can release as free and which not.
Because one thing is to inspire people and another one is to help them drive a brand in a successful direction.
One thing is to provide helpful global advice in a post, another one is to write a long lasting book.
I have always preferred to develop original and unique contents coming from my expertise, my knowledge, my curiosity and my studies. And sharing it with my community.
I have always leveraged on my personal point of view.
But I am obliged to admit that, when big names, “clone” your ideas without your permission, with no mention nor compensation.
Well, you deserve to be called an influencer and to act accordingly.