Robert Kiyosaki, the author of Rich Dad Poor Dad said, “The richest people in the world look for and build networks; everyone else looks for work.”
This begs the question of you as a leader, “Are you constantly seeking deals with people you may or may not trust?
Wouldn’t it be better to seek relationships with those who are highly respected and can help bring you deals with people you can trust?
Let’s face it!
You don’t get up each morning with the goal of making deals with people you can’t trust.
Doing business with people you can’t trust is a fool’s game.
Good deals are done with good people, and you find them by seeking mutually beneficial know, like, and trust relationships.
-> Know – It takes time to get to know someone and that requires learning about them, their values, their lifestyles, and the way the conduct business.
-> Like – Let’s face it. If you spend time getting to know someone, you will learn whether or not you like them enough to spend more time with them.
-> Trust – Knowing you can take what they say to the bank because of the level of integrity by which they are known, which is influence.
Remember when your momma said, “Birds of a feather flock together?”
Those with whom you establish mutually beneficial know, like, and trust relationships are no different, as they carry influence with others of a similar feather.
Sol says… “Righteous lips are the delight of kings, and they love him who speaks what is right.” ~ Proverbs 16:13
The best leaders seek to build good relationships with those they know, like, and trust.
Make it a great day and keep being awesome.
Brian Kennedy is an encourager who shepherds small business owners and entrepreneurs along the path of business success to preeminence by embracing time tested principles and executing the associated fundamentals daily.