Relationships are the new currency, especially now with social media giving us another world to mine and harvest great people, in addition to meeting people in person. Being able to fit into and become a part of company culture and the new social media culture, both incredibly ethnically and demographically diverse is so essential today.
Fitting in will make you stand out, rather than trying to stand out by not fitting in. We can make a stand with our personal brand by being unique, individual and autonomous and being people centric and friendly is where it starts.
There are four elements of human hunger that are well documented in psychology:
1.) Everyone wants to be heard: Llistening
2.) Everyone wants to be understood: Understanding
3.) Everyone wants his or her life to count: To matter
4.) The need to be emancipated: Freedom of expression
Here are 7 attitudes that can make you more relationship centric and friendly:
Show the Way
Leaders lead. Be a power of example, set your path and course and show the way.
Care About People
Having sincere empathy for people is a powerful connector.
It’s more important to feel good than to be right. People can have differing opinions and still foster agreement.
Be Self Disciplined
We all have our demons, habits and personality quirks, but learning how to keep them in check should be an ongoing goal. Seek out honest feedback from people who know and care about you.
Bust out of your rut and try new things! It will attract new people to you!
Sense of Humor
The great connector and magnet for us all is appropriate humor. Share yours often. Laughter is a feel good activity and releases great energy.
Serving is The New Selling
The more you help, provide, guide and mentor others the more you will be positioned as someone people should be connected to.
Everyone has the potential to find, foster and develop great relationships. Everything you need is already inside of you. If anything isn’t there then add it. Build your portfolio of networks, relationships and connections and keep growing and investing in them.
Remember, the WE in Your Social ME-dia works. . .
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