When we think about networking, providing we’re looking at it from the right perspective, we think about building relationships with people.

I’ve seen this video several times but was reminded of it, today, when a friend of mine re-posted it in one of his regular ‘Positive Thinking’ updates on LinkedIn. I thought I’d share it with you because there are some valuable insights into what we can be doing to build relationships. Enjoy;

What a fantastic, heartwarming story.

For me, the lesson is this:   The little things that we can do for people that are, truly, ‘from the heart’ are often the most powerful things that we can do when building a relationship.

So, get your thinking cap on!

  • What little things can you do that will endear the people you meet, to you?
  • What simple things can you do to lay the foundation stones for a great relationship?
  • What things can you do that show people how much you care about them?
  • What things can you do to make people want to get to know you?

And remember. These things don’t have to cost you much, if any, money. In fact, I would go as far as to say that the things that will have the most powerful effect will only cost you in terms of the time you invest in them and the quality of the thinking and intention behind them.

At the end of the day, if you want to be valued in a relationship (ANY kind of relationship) then you have to BE valuable to that relationship.

By Marcela