Who's On Your List?

I always enjoy reading Time Magazine's List of the 100 most influential people in the world. There are the expected political or pop culture leaders, but then there are those whom I had no idea of their work or activity. Many times I learn that they are changing their part of the world without any real fanfare from the media or large numbers of people.

Upon reviewing the list, I started asking myself, "Who would be on my list of the people who have had a big influence on my life, my business practices or the way I conduct myself professionally or personally?" And once I mentally made the list, I started writing down their names. Unfortunately, several have passed from this life.

As you reflect on the people who have made your circus successful, why not send them a note or just give them a call. I'm sure they would appreciate the standing ovation-and would be thrilled to know they made your list.