This article is not specifically speaking to Internet Marketers or Large Corporation Executives or Small Business Professionals…
…this article is the culmination of a series of thoughts I’ve had that I felt compelled to share with you.
Trust is a Gift
In life, trust is a very important topic.
I want my wife to trust me. I want my wife to feel secure in our relationship, in my love and devotion for her, that I will do everything I can to make our life successful and happy and that I will always be there to support her… I want my wife to trust me.
I want my business partners and colleagues to trust me. I want business partners and colleagues to believe in the work I do, that the team’s success is a priority in my life and the sacrifices we’ve all made to move our business forward will not be in vein…
I want my business partners and colleagues to trust me.I want my friends to trust me. I want my friends to understand our relationship comes without judgement, that in times of need I’m here to help where I can and that the gifts of friendship come without expectation of reciprocation… I want my friends to trust me.
I want my clients to trust me. I want my clients to believe that I always have their best interests at heart, that I own every decision I make and that their success is my first priority… I want my clients to trust me.
But trust is a gift given… Trust cannot be built, created or manufactured. (Click to Tweet)
My want of trust does not trust create.
Trust is Earned
The decisions you make in life earn the gift of trust.
It’s not what we say… It’s what we do. It’s how we handle the relationships in our lives. It’s how we reaction to situations both in victory and defeat that define who we are and our trustworthiness.
Trust cannot be built…
Trust is not a business. Trust is not a house. Trust is not a website or blog.
Trust cannot be created…
Trust is not a story. Trust is not an idea. Trust is not an experience.
Trust cannot be manufactured…
Trust is not a product. Trust is not a service. Trust is not a commodity.
Trust is a Gift
I become disheartened when I read articles Online about “10 Methods to Create Trust” and “5 Best Trust Building Strategies”. I know it’s not the author’s intention to diminish the importance of trust, but the language commoditizes trust nonetheless.
To a certain extent I know this article sounds like an argument in semantics… But I’m a firm believer that semantics in context, when dealing with issues of relationship and emotion, are important… More than important… Vital.
So try this on for size… Take a bite of this apple and let me know how it tastes…
You cannot build, create or manufacture trust and you certainly never deserve trust… You earn trust and when the time is right trust is given as a gift.
Appreciate that gift.
Trust is a gift you must cherish… For it can never be given twice.
Speak Your Mind: I’d love to hear your opinions, thoughts, beliefs on Trust and it’s role in our lives both personal and business?