If you’re looking to build your company and extend your professional growth – it’s critical to establish a wide network of peers, acquaintances, friends, and business relations. You never know where a connection could take you or how it can help you improve your business.
1. Genuinely Be Interested in Others
If you genuinely are interested in what others have to say, and genuinely care for others – then this will be a breeze. When you’re genuinely interested or care about someone they will be able to tell right immediately.
If you show how uninterested you are and if you don’t actually care about those people – they will be able to tell that as well. This may cause many to close themselves to you since they feel you’re not very genuine.
Respect is something that is generally earned. Don’t expect people to respect you right away – show them the respect they deserve and they will (hopefully) reciprocate.
Build genuine connections with people – it will go a long way in the end.
2. Why Are You Looking to Create Better Connections with People?
It’s important to not only be genuine with others, but to also be clear and concise about what you want from that relationship with that person. It’s important to make your intentions clear in a professional relationship.
Even if someone happens to not agree with your intentions or what you say, at least they can respect the fact that you were clear, concise and were honest about your intentions from the beginning.
3. Ask Questions
It’s important to deflect attention away from yourself – ask others questions instead. This not only teaches you more about this person you are listening to, but it makes them feel more comfortable around you since you genuinely want to know more about them.
These are some things that can help you achieve your goal of connecting more with people. Follow these simple instructions and you will see a positive change in the connections you make with others.
If you’re looking to build a business, grow your company, or just have goals to do more in life – it’s almost always necessary to have connections with others because you never know where that connection could get you