One thing I will never forget about my father when I was growing up was the way he communicated with people. He was amazing. He always got to the level of the person and related to them no matter who they were.
I remember watching him from one day to the next and remembering that he was incredible when he spoke to anyone. I remember one day in particular. In the morning he spoke to the poshest person I had ever seen. He related to them so well and really connected with them. Then that very same afternoon, he spoke to someone who looked like they didn’t have 2 pennies to rub together. He also connected with them and made them feel like they were the only person in the world. He was amazing at building relationships with every individual, no matter who they were, making them feel unique.
From this I realise that building relationships is so powerful. Building relationships will lead to success and getting the job done in an efficient way so people trust you and want to work with you. If you connect with people, they will want to be with you and they will therefore want to work with you. Just thinking about the bottom line does not lead to success in the long term. Think about the long term.
Recently, I have had 2 past clients who have come back to me after working with them 7 years ago. In that time I have moved to Australia and moved back. I believe this is because I spent quality time working on the relationship with them. When I met up with them again, it felt like I had just worked with them yesterday. It came down to the fact that I had built a strong relationship with them from the beginning.
“Once you truly know about people, you will succeed at work and in life.” To find out more about how to build relationships more both personally and professionally to build your business, I can come and coach your team in a safe, comfortable environment that is conducive for learning.