Putting people first guarantees your place at the table of champions! Angel Chernoff suggests that you keep people in your life who truly love you, motivate you, encourage you, enhance you, and make you happy. If you know people who do none of these things, let them go.
Developing good lasting relationships in your life and business is a precondition for success. Your ability to relate and network positively and effectively with others and to get their cooperation will help you achieve your goals. Your ability to get on well with people is a valuable skill for achieving the things you want in life. When you learn how to develop and nurture excellent human relationships, you will be in a good place for designing the life you want and accomplishing all the things you have on your radar. People and great relationships make things happen in your life. Meeting the right person can change the trajectory of your life. Having the right network and mastermind group can help you achieve your goals faster than you dreamed possible. Whatever you want in life is in the hands of someone else. Helping someone resolve a challenge is the key to getting what you want.
What relationships are you developing? Is your current relationship moving you in the direction of what you want? When you put people front and center in what you do, you will achieve your dreams. I remember the story of a young man who got a new job in an oil and gas company. This young man was blessed to have a manager who truly believed in him and gave him the opportunity to use his talent to the fullest. According to this young man, the relationship he had with his boss caused him to give his best, take initiative, and always be on the lookout to give more to the organization. He used every opportunity to talk about how fortunate he was to have such a boss who defended and supported him in meetings in which his name came up. This highly motivated young man used every opportunity to speak well of his boss as well. When you put people first, they put you first. The best insurance for any business in changing times and economic downturn is to develop first-class and long-lasting relationship with the customers. When you are not able to get along with people for whatever reason, you will not succeed. Not only will you not succeed, you will be frustrated, lose market share, lose employees, and not move forward in your life.
Your ability to develop long-lasting, positive relationships depends on your personality. You naturally attract people to you if you have genuine interest in them. You don’t have to like people for what you will get from them, but rather you should like them for who they are. Everything you do to another person has a reciprocal effect on you. A friend of mine suggested we try an experiment and compare the results after a week. The experiment was to leave everybody we met that week with an impression of increase. In other words, we were to acknowledge, appreciate, and recognize them for all the good things about them. That week, I wrote to a colleague, sent a word of encouragement to my next-door neighbor in the office, and gave a smile and a word of encouragement to every single person I met. It was a great experience and experiment. Every single person I touched with a smile, a word of appreciation, encouragement, and inspiration reciprocated in ways I never thought possible. I felt great on the inside and concluded that leaving everybody with an impression of increase works. We are created for relationships, and developing lasting relationships will move you faster in your career and life. Whatever you do, leave everybody with an impression of increase and this will raise your own level of increase at the same time. What you sow in the lives of others, you reap in your own life. Those who refresh others will themselves be refreshed. It is that simple!