From the desk of Ghazal Alvi:
Human beings are social animals. Isolation is not a solution to any situation!
I initiate the article with this comment because it is the truth. We should be able to depend upon and trust other people. It is one of the most important factors to turn our dreams into reality. And moreover, it is necessary if we want to live a good happy life!
Interconnectivity is the foundation of flourishing relationships, be it personal or professional. But, unfortunately the power of quality relationships is somewhat lost and underestimated in the business world.
If you want to be a successful business person, you must start building good relationships or networking with your peers. After all, every industry needs the support of their customers, suppliers, vendors, colleagues, friends, and family. You have to interact with everyone (directly or indirectly) who affects your business and your professional front.
The more rewarding your relationships, the more your business blossoms!
Like any other association, business relationships are also a two-way relationship. Both parties must have a good understanding with clear expectations. When conflicts arise, your bonding should have a room for open communication. The sooner problems and confusions are addressed then the quicker you and your business is back on track.
To achieve this, you must express your feelings, let others know that you appreciate them and they are valuable for you and your organization. Everybody loves to be appreciated; this is a small way to motivate them as well.
You should also keep in touch with your clients and prospects, never hesitate to stay connected. When you reach out to them, they are delighted. This builds their trust in you. It will give them another reason to do business with you today and for years to come.
Whatever business you’re in, always remember your business depends upon how you interact and connect with others. Your ability to nurture relationships will for the most part likely be the starting place for your next huge opportunity, joint venture or business idea.
In a nutshell, by attracting the right group of people at the right time, you’re investing your time, efforts and sometimes money to develop a strong lasting successful relationship. You are actually building foundation to a bright and lucrative future! Don’t be afraid! Just go for it!
To your Success!
Director of Social Media & Business Blogging
The SWAT Institute