We are more connected than we even know. We need people to help us succeed in life. We need more than talent, passion, determination, perseverance, focus, and a dream to succeed.
You need good friends to tell you what exactly you need to hear. It is what you need to hear that will make you a better person. If no one is telling you what you need to hear, it is time to look for one. To be a better person- a better father, a better boss, a better friend, a better neighbor, a better leader, you need someone to remind you that no one is perfect. If not, it is very easy to think that we are perfect.
You need more than your close friends to succeed. You need people outside of your routine to tell you who you really are. You need someone or people who sees things differently than you do. If you do that, your decision making will be flawless.
To do that, reach out to people. Don’t wait for people to come to you. Meet them where they are, where they work, where they play. Listen to them. Show them you want to know them. People want to be heard, known, and listen to. If they know that you are interested in them, they will invite you into their world.
You can’t succeed alone. You need a great team to work with. If not, you will not accomplish much.
Why is ‘loyalty’ so expensive? People want loyalty, but they are not getting it. Why? Why? People want to pay to get it, but they are not getting it. How can we get it? Where can we find loyalty?
Why is it so important? Loyalty is a bond builder. It connects people together. It opens doors of opportunities for those who are loyal to their boss or manager. Loyalty happens where there is consistency of behavior. Loyalty happens where there is a strong relationship between people. People are loyal to you when they respect you, when they trust you, when they believe in you, and when your integrity is solid. But if you lack any of these values, you shouldn’t expect people to be loyal to you.
Where is loyalty? Where can you find it?
Loyalty is within you. You have it. You can give it out for free anytime you want. It is free! But you can’t be loyal to people if you are not honest with yourself, if you don’t live your values, if you don’t have strong relationships with people, if you don’t believe in people, or if you are not consistent.
If you want people to be loyal to you, be loyal to them. Period. If you give loyalty out, you will get it back. Loyalty is like planting a healthy seed. If you plant a healthy seed, you will reap a healthy fruit. But if you plant a terrible seed, you will reap nothing. Loyalty is free. If you give it out to the people you trust, they will give it back to you.
If you don’t respect people, don’t expect people to respect you. You earn loyalty; you don’t demand for loyalty. Give it out for free and you will get it back for free. Try it!