Trust is the foundation of all healthy relationships.
Would you be a friend with, or do business with, someone you didn’t trust? Most people would say, “Absolutely not!” Ideally, people do business and life with those they know, like and trust.
Trust is the firm belief in the reliability, truth, ability, or strength of someone or something. Respect, honor and integrity go hand-in-hand with trust. Trust should never be viewed lightly as once it is destroyed it may be impossible to regain.
Those who are able to establish trust quickly with others will enjoy a wider range of satisfying personal and professional relationships.
So, how do you establish trust? This is something we devote a great deal of time to in our programs, but here are a few things to consider:
1. Choose your words with care.
2. Be a good listener.
3. Be a person of your word.
4. Show appreciation.
5. Dress in a respectful manner.
6. Be consistent.
7. Pay attention to details.
8. Maintain a positive attitude.
Will Rogers said, “It takes a lifetime to build a good reputation, but you can lose it in a moment.” When we focus on establishing trust in our daily lives we are building a good reputation.
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