"Of all things, good sense is the most fairly distributed: everyone thinks he is so well supplied with it that even those who are the hardest to satisfy in every other respect never desire more of it than they already have." (Rene Descartes)
Here you can at first hand experience what it is like to be out of your comfort zone and to know how it feels.
Once you feel at ease when out of your known and daily routine then influencing is easy. It is about the pure
skill of influence and the difficulty of the unknown. Get out of your daily routine and try something new.