Trust Me On This

“Trust me. I’m in sales.” “The check’s in the mail.” “I won’t tell anyone.” “Don’t you believe me?” All of these statements and questions are asking others to put their trust in the person doing the asking. Why would one person trust another? Would you believe a stranger who walked up to the you on the street and asked you to trust him? I’m guessing not. Would you believe a close friend who had never steered you wrong in your long relationship? I’m thinking yes, you would. When you are not quite a total stranger to someone, yet not his…

I’m Just a Girl Who Can Say No…and Does, Frequently

There’s something to be said for amiability. Smiling pleasantly, getting along, going along. People like amiable people. You know what happens to those who are so affable, so unbelievably agreeable? They get stuck doing EVERYTHING! That used to be me, I’ll admit it. I’m a people pleaser, I like making people happy. It’s great to bask in the warmth of someone’s glowing appreciation for your thoughtfulness and consideration. Until you start to suffer. There’s only so many hours in a day, so many minutes in an hour. If you’re always “doing” for someone else, then you’re the one who is…

TRUST IS THE HARDEST THING TO FIND AND THE EASIEST THING TO LOSE

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…