According to Forbes magazine, trust “enables people to do business with one another.” That is a fascinating concept. In fact, there is a percentage value associated with trust…99.5%. This means that for every dollar you or your firm sells or raises, more than 99 cents comes from the fact that someone trusts you. https://www.forbes.com/2006/09/22/trust-economy-markets-tech_cx_th_06trust_0925harford.html
THIS IS A VERY POWERFUL CONCEPT
This statistic may not be totally accurate; however, even if it is partially true, this factoid should give everyone pause. Think about your friends, business associates. Those whom you respect. Is trust tied into any of these choices? Yes, it certainly is.
What can you do to improve your trustworthiness?
Here are a few ideas:
- Do what you say you are going to do
- Don’t lie
- Don’t betray confidences
- Be a good listener
- Be genuine
Can you improve any of these areas? If so, you could find yourself surrounded by more friends, more customers, and more coworkers willing to help you.
BEGIN WORKING ON YOUR TRUSTWORTHINESS TODAY
There is no downside, and only the sky is the limit to the potential upside!
To be trusted is a greater compliment than being loved. -George MacDonald http://thinkexist.com/quotations/trust/