Sometimes things don’t appear as they really are…..
A friend of mine recently moved, into a new apartment, after living in the same house for 18 years. If you have ever moved can empathise with me when I say that, this can be a pretty traumatic experience for anyone, but it was especially traumatic for, her companion, an 8 year old little sandy brown coloured house cat, named “Fred”.
You see Fred grew up in that house, in fact it was the only home he ever knew. So you couldn’t really call him a “worldly” cat.
And you couldn’t blame Fred when he became a little concerned when he noticed all of his family’s things were slowly disappearing and being replaced by boxes. Now Fred got even more concerned, when they carried him into the car for a drive, because that usually meant a trip to the vet.
But it wasn’t until his owner carried him into the lobby of their new apartment building that the real trouble started.
Check out the next post to find out what trouble…
The key component when you are working with people, either in a leadership position, business or personal relationship is trust.
Distrust breads resistance.
Trust breads willingness.
Think of the best relationships you have and I would bet that they are solid because the level of trust between you is high.
Then think of those relationships that frustrate you. My bet would be that they are difficult, because the trust level is low to non-existant.
If you want people to work for you and not just do what they are told – work at building their trust in you.
If you want to increase your sales – work on building trusting relationships with your customers.
If you want your personal relationships to grow – work on building the trust between you and that person.
So this begs the question, how do you build trust between two people?
Visit my next post, to learn some tips that will help you do just that.