Who Are You Taking for Granted?

I just came from a lunch with a friend and was struck with the need to comment on what happened.

My friend had invited me to lunch because she is on my mailing list and had just received my newsletter. She considers receipt of my newsletter—and all others—as verification of a relationship. For her reading my newsletter is equivalent to having me talk to her. She believes that relationships are so important that you must work to keep them in place and functioning. Because of the powerful meaning she sees in relationships, she wasn’t comfortable continuing to receive my newsletter until we addressed an “elephant in the room” of sorts. I am happy to say that our talk went well.

I came away from lunch with a new awareness of two important issues. First, if you want to keep relationships working in your life, you must take the time to evaluate how they are doing. Second, if a relationship needs your attention and you need to right a wrong or have an important talk, then do it.

If business relationships are worth forming in the first place, then they are worthy of the same kind of consideration. What can you say about the relationships that you have formed in your business? Do you take them for granted, or do you do the work necessary to keep them going?

Whatever the answer, I’d love to hear about it. Please share your comments and feedback below.

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About Terry: Terry Hickey, M.S., is a Certified NLP Professional Coach, Business Trainer and Consultant, a Certified Master Practitioner of Neuro-Linguistic Programming and the co-owner of NLP Advantage Group. Originator of the Belief Breakthrough Method™, Terry specializes in teaching coaches and entrepreneurs how to rapidly resolve limiting beliefs about wealth and success. His tips and strategies can help you launch yourself into the future you want… NOW. http://www.terryhickey.com

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