No matter what you do, it will help if you can improve your skills in influence and persuasion.
- Your customers and prospective customers will do what you want more often.
- So will your employees
- And your family and friends.
Life gets easier provided you use your new skills with good intentions.
You will need to keep checking with yourself that you're not manipulating people for your benefit and not for theirs. It may be a cliché but you want to find the win-win situations where you both get what you want.
After all, who is going to resist too strongly if you are helping someone to get what they want and you're acting with transparent honesty and integrity.