Sometimes people get so caught up in worrying about the financial gain of their success that they lose their sense of ethics. They’re always chasing more money and end up losing the trust of others around them in the process.
Instead of using people to achieve your goals, you need to work on building up your ethics, character, and trust in order for other people to help you achieve your goals. This isn’t a process that you can expect to be completed overnight.
Building up trust with other people can vary quite a bit. Some people might trust you very quickly, while others might need a lot more convincing. Be sure to take your time with them and respect their boundaries, just as you would like them to do with you.
Gaining trust and building yourself up isn’t something that just happens passively over time. You need to make an active effort to gain people’s respect and trust. There are a lot of different ways you can go about doing this, and it may change depending on who you’re talking to and if they’re an associate, coworker, customer, or any other kind of relation to you.
One thing that you should do to build up trust is to deliver on things that they expect from you consistently. If someone is impressed with your work and wants to see more of it, it wouldn’t help you if you gave them some half-hearted work the next time around.
However, if you’re able to continue to deliver good work, they’ll be able to trust you more. Another important aspect of building up your character is to treat others with respect and kindness.
Nobody wants to do business with someone who treats them poorly, so you need to make a conscious effort to respect people’s time and opinions when it comes to your communication with them.
Keep a steady log of who you’ve been building up trust with. The last thing you want is to mistake someone for another person and ask them for something that they’re not okay with.
This also helps you know what you need to work on to continue building up trust with them. By building up this feeling of trust, you’re going to be able to build up a larger pool of customers and have associates and coworkers that are willing to work with you.