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Social Status = Influence

If you want instant influence, then learn how to help people improve their social status.

The only thing that persuades people to move toward you or from you is their presumption to whether or not you will increase their status or decrease it.

Most of our decisions throughout life are tied to how we perceive ourselves and how others will perceive us. Think about the following status symbols:

Harvard degree = intelligence

Rolex watch = style

Oceanfront estate = wealth

Washboard abs = healthy lifestyle

Business owner = power

Family vacations = happiness

From the clothing brands we wear to the cars we drive, the schools we send our kids to, and the neighborhoods we live in, from the companies we work for to the places we go to on vacation, all are indicators of social status.

In the book how to Win Friends and Influence People, Dale Carnegie wrote about liking people.

You can take this a step further by helping people improve their social status.


John holds four degrees (law, hotel management, literature & computer science, and theater), two decades of technical education, and has 30 years of extensive work experience in the fields of real estate property valuation, mortgage finance, home sales, teaching, and military service. John is the founder and Broker-Owner of Coleman Tanner Realty 🏡 in Florida. As a writer, John has been self-publishing books since 2012. His latest nonfiction book, The Entrefluential Broker, is a DIY guide to launching your own real estate brokerage business. John’s forthcoming book, STR Conversions, will inform real estate investors of how to quadruple their rental income via his new “hotel hacking” strategy. He plans on taking his lessons to online and offline speaking stages to share his tactics with investors in the second half of 2022. To discuss speaking engagements and workshops, interested parties can send inquiries to In addition to writing, John has a love for filmmaking that began while studying theater at Miami-Dade College in 1994. John plans on overseeing the shooting of an in-house “reality tv” show for his real estate practice, Coleman Tanner Realty. 🎬 John also aspires to executive produce independent films that will be a hybrid of the film noir + murder mystery genre and something new, futuristic, and aesthetically appealing to modern day film enthusiasts (think, anime in real life meets Sherlock Holmes). He also enjoys romantic comedies and Hallmark dramas; he wrote a romantic novella, Faithfully, available on Amazon (under the pen name of Jack Morgan) - so stay tuned for romance films as well. When he’s not 🖥 online studying film production, AirBnB, real estate, online marketing, or watching movies and his favorite TV shows on Netflix or the tube 📺 for inspiration. 🎼 John also enjoys playing the guitar 🎸 and piano 🎹 in his free time.