Let’s suppose you wished to have more influence. Good for you.
Before you have it, you might first need to decide what it is and then, more importantly, what are the factors that make one influential.
In this article, the author eliminates two usual suspects: Money and fame. Instead, he suggests that it comes down to whether or not you are worth following. His list includes: Character, integrity, compassion, charity, and hope.
I like his list.