7 Attitudes That Make You More Relationship Centric

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.

Foster Agreement
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.

Be Adventuresome
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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Deborah Shane Deborah Shane has been recognized as a Top 100 Small Business Champion and Top 50 SMB Influencer (Dunn and Bradstreet 2015). She is a career transition author, personal branding and social media specialist. Deborah's book "Career Transition: Make the Shift" is available through all major book sellers.

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  1. If information is the new commodity, I think it makes sense that relationship is the new currency. I’m not sure if there’s a connection.. I love the last advice on your list, that serving is the new selling. I call it digital karma. It’s not about the amount of stuff you give away for free, but the sincerity in doing so and the value that you’re offering which will make people stick to your brand, eventually. The only downside is listening to everyone once your network grows; takes a lot of time and commitment.

  2. Shaleen, there is a connection. Information is created and put out by people. Making connections with people who resonate with us is very important. That’s how we build our communities! I know a lot of very busy people who make time to reach out on their networks to their most consistent and ardent followers and fans. Getting personal is appreciated. Thanks for your comment.

  3. This is a great post. relationship is indeed a currency and standing out and uniqueness makes you a leader. i think an attitude that should be included id PROACTIVE. when you see things and act before others do, they tend to respect you. Thanks for sharing

  4. Definitely with you on the sense of humour and adventuresome part (not that the others don’t matter). I’ve gotten on the most with people with those qualities, both when I was working a desk job and as an artist.

  5. Scoop.it, Thanks for the link back to your site!