I’ve been writing about relationships recently and have heard from quite a few people who resonated with the thoughts. Relationships really are the backbone of not only business, but LIFE in general!
While I endorse seeking relationships as rule DAILY, there are some things that you should know about relationships. First, how you communicate in the different phases of a relationship is VERY important. Your skill can determine how long the relationship lasts. I’m not talking about marriage here. I’m talking about regular, every day relationships. Not understanding signals, cues and body language can be a killer. If you don’t understand those in person, then imagine how many grenades, land mines and stop signs you might be barging through in a phone or email conversation.
Let me give an example. I received a call recently from a fellow business owner. We had never spoken before. So, the purpose of this call was simply to get to know each other better and share how we contributed to the world. My phone rings, I say hello, and this person proceeds to jump right into telling me about their business, all that they had done, the companies they had worked with and why the world needed their product.