The BIGG idea behind BIGG success is to create synergy so we reach bigg success faster. We do that by finding ways to get the five elements working together rather than against each other.
One way we do that is by building trust. Today, we’ll discuss four ways to build this critical element for BIGG success.
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Your interests = my interests
It begins with an attitude – placing the interests of another person equal to your own. This equal consideration of interests allows the two of you to search for win/win alternatives.
You won’t accept losing so the other person will gain. At least you shouldn’t. To create synergy, you also shouldn’t accept winning at the expense of the other person either.
This attitude forms the foundation of trust in any relationship. Now we can start bringing the attitude to life.
What you see is what you get
To build trust, you must practice authenticity and transparency. Be your true self because you can’t fool most of the people most of the time.
Who wants to fool people anyway? That’s not a BIGG goal-getter mindset! Always align your actions with your attitudes.
Transparency means putting your vision and your values out there. If the other person does the same, you are more likely to reach the solution that works best for both of you in the shortest amount of time.
Anything short of this leads to disappointing results for at least one of you. When you’re operating with an equal consideration of interests, that means it doesn’t work for either of you.
Easier said than done
Say what you’ll do and then do what you say. This old saying packs some punch when it comes to building trust.
If you say it, you better do it.
Write it down.
Put it in your billfold or purse.
Stick it on your mirror.
Stamp it on your forehead!
Do whatever it takes to do what you say you will do.
Otherwise, shut up!
Don’t say it at all.
You may have good intentions, but good intentions without the actions to support them tear down trust.
Follow-through, follow-through, follow-through.
It’s easy to say, but not always easy to do. But it’s one of the secrets to building trust.
Building takes time, imploding doesn’t
Picture the construction of a skyscraper. It takes a lot of time to build floor after floor until the building is ready for occupants.
Now picture blowing up a tall building. You’ve probably seen the implosion as layer after layer falls one on top of the other.
It may take several years to build a skyscraper. It takes seconds to tear it down. If you’re not careful, it may even damage buildings around it.
That’s how trust works. You built it by doing a lot of little things right over a long period of time. It can be destroyed by a single silly act which may spread to relationships with other people.
Trust is one of the most precious assets you can have. Once you’ve built it, be sure to maintain it.
Trust leads to BIGG success faster
So what does trust have to do with synergy? You can capitalize on your strengths because you trust the person who fills in the gap created by your weaknesses.
Trust leads to accomplishing more with your work. All of these things, working together, may lead to more time and money for play.
We have a business that’s built on strategic alliances. We have a great deal of trust in, and with, our partners.
As we’ve responded to the current economic situation, we’ve been able to adapt quickly because of the trust that exists between us.
We’ve arrived at solutions that are much better than we could have found on our own. Trust creates synergy which leads to BIGG success faster!
How do you build trust?
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