Mistrust doubles the cost of doing business.
– Professor John Whitney
In his book – The Speed of Trust – Stephen M.R. Covey wrote: ” The one thing that changes everything is trust. Trust impacts us 24/7, 365 days a year. It undergirds and affects the quality of every relationship, every communication, every work project, every business venture, every effort in which we are engaged. It changes the quality of every present moment and alters the trajectory and outcome of every future moment of our lives – both personally and professionally.”
To build trust with others – we need to first build trust with ourselves. It’s about developing integrity and intent that will make us believable.
Do you trust yourself?
Am I someone others can trust?
Establishing a Foundation of Trust
We can prime our conversations by using the 5 steps below. Changing our mindset can shift and shape our experiences in more productive, innovative, co-creative and intelligent results.
T – Transparency
How can I create a safe environment, be more transparent about desired outcomes, and share threats that may stand in the way.
R – Relationship
How can I establish rapport; prime the conversation for mutual trust, openness, and respect; and established a power – with others context.
U – Understanding
How can I step into the other person’s shoes and see the world from their eyes: share what is on my mind, stay open and non judgemental.
S – Shared Successes
How can I/We paint a picture of shared success – not just my success? How can I lower my attachment to being right, and elevate my curiosity about what is possible.
T – Test Your Assumptions
How can I/We tell the truth with candor and caring? How can we identify reality gaps, and stay open to testing our assumptions?
This will fully activate the trust networks – enable the Executive Brain (prefrontal cortex) and heart to connect and elevate both conversations and influence.
I hope you have enjoyed the 7 ways in 7 days series of articles as much as I have enjoyed preparing them for you.
2021 is the Year Of You and what you can do to make this year great, we can’t keep waiting for others to create our lives for us – we need to be proactive. If you don’t have the skills to do what you want, you can learn them. Anything you could possible want to learn is now on the internet – there is nothing you can’t learn. So decide what you want, and what you need to learn to get there and go for it…
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