There’s a difference between influence and manipulation.
Influence occurs when there is giving and taking that benefits both people in the relationship.
Manipulation happens when one person is used for the benefit of another where there is a deliberate imbalance of power to serve the other person’s agenda. When this happens to us, it’s because we let the other get away with it. Manipulation is something we allow to happen to us when we don’t think for ourselves.
Let us be the driver of our own personal agenda and make it a win-win today.