Think about people you trust, friends you can count on, or contractors who allow you to get a good night’s sleep. Ask yourself what makes you feel that way. Is it something they do or who they are? The answer is both. Being recognized as a dependable person doesn’t happen by magic. People have to… [Read More]
15 Common Myths About Building Trust
A sound reputation always leads to trust. A reputation is helpful in building trust, but it’s only a start. Most people validate your reputation by comparing it to their actual experience. If your reputation matches their experience, you’re home free. If not, building trust may be an uphill climb. Trust doesn’t always have to be… [Read More]
Why Do You Trust Some People and Mistrust Others?
Think about why you trust some people and mistrust others. What is it about their behavior that makes you feel that way? Here are 25 ways to determine if someone should be trusted. Do these thoughts cross your mind: “I can always count on him. He’d never let me down.” “She’s the same in public… [Read More]
Do You Deserve to Be Trusted?
Some things occur naturally like the sunrise, seasons, and the changing of the tides. Many folks put trust in the same category, thinking it’s simply a natural outgrowth of relationships. Nothing could be further from the truth. What’s more, if you believe that trust is inevitable, you’re far less likely to make the effort required… [Read More]
How to Build Trust and Credibility
Trust is not an abstract, theoretical goal forever beyond our reach. Trust — or the lack of it — is inherent in every action that we take and affects everything that we do. Trust is the cement that binds relationships, keeping spouses together, business deals intact, and political systems stable. Without trust, marriages fail, voters… [Read More]