“Fascination is one step beyond interest. Interested people want to know IF it works. Fascinated people want to know how it works.” – Jim Rohn
Interested people want to know what somebody – a celebrity, for example – is doing, where they’re going, how they live. This is the basis for so many TV Shows, from MTV’s “Cribs” to “Lifestyle Of The Rich And Famous.” Fascinated people want to know the story behind the story: why did they do it – what makes the person tick? Where did they come from? How did they do it?
Fascination incorporates extraordinary disclosure but also secrecy and mystery. It has people endlessly pondering you.
You don’t really influence others as an object of their interest. You influence them by being an object of fascination.
“Learn how to turn frustration into fascination.” – Jim Rohn
The frustrations of the people you seek to influence are key. By presenting yourself as someone who has the “secrets” to live free of or at least better manage those same frustrations, you automatically become an object of fascination. You are in a position to influence when people are fascinated by you, wondering and talking about “how does he do that?” – and even better “How can I do that just like he does.”