Feeling Trusted

Monday Morning Match is a quick post – maybe a quote, inspirational story or idea – intended to spark some motivation inside each of you so your week gets off to a fantastic start on Monday morning.

To be trusted is a greater compliment than to be loved. – George MacDonald

This weekend I felt trusted.

12528646393_7c20e6362b_zI had a friend confide something very personal, very intimate and very private (as of now) to me. They didn’t have to share it with anyone and at the same time could have decided to share it with everyone. At some point maybe they will and they also may decide to just move on and not feel the need to make it anything more than it is.

What are you doing to earn people’s trust?

Will people trusting you lead to more business, better relationships or a better attitude? Is it possible to earn someone’s trust back after it has been lost due to some previous act, statement or behavior? What will you do this week to show your competence, confidence or consistency so it just might help you start earning the trust you desire?

Here’s an idea…focus on building relationships, solving problems and having fun.

Trust me…that’s a great place to start.

 

 

Photo Credit: Alexandre Dulaunoy via Flickr

 

 

 

 

The Song Remains the Same

2610428872_355e59b628_z

Monday Morning Match is a quick post – maybe a quote, inspirational story or idea – intended to spark some motivation inside each of you so your week gets off to a fantastic start on Monday morning. When you’re listening to the radio while traveling, it’s common to hear the same songs on the radio over…

Give Your Business the ‘ol 1-2 Punch

Time Management Matrix

Monday Morning Match is a quick post – maybe a quote, inspirational story or idea – intended to spark some motivation inside each of you so your week gets off to a fantastic start on Monday morning. If you’ve been in business for longer than a few minutes, chances are you’ve heard of Steven Covey. He…

A Birthday Tribute to My Mom

Sean & Mom

Today is Claire Carpenter’s Birthday My card was going to be late and that wasn’t good. My two brothers has already sent theirs and I was sure that if I was the only one who failed to get the personalized birthday wishes to Montana before Sunday, I was at risk of being erased from the…

19 Things We Can Learn from Dogs

Callie in yard

Never pass up the opportunity to go for a joy ride. Allow the experience of fresh air and the wind in your face to be pure ecstasy. When loved ones come home, always run to greet them. When it’s in your best interest, practice obedience. Let others know when they have invaded your territory. Take naps…

Hey Kid, Are You Giving Me Lip?

Kid Rock Lip Sync

Monday Morning Match is a quick post – maybe a quote, inspirational story or idea – intended to spark some motivation inside each of you so your week gets off to a fantastic start on Monday morning. When was the last time you let down your guard and had some fun? I’m talking about not worrying…

They’re Watching

Golf flag at sunset

Monday Morning Match is a quick post – maybe a quote, inspirational story or idea – intended to spark some motivation inside each of you so your week gets off to a fantastic start on Monday morning. I’ve been playing a lot of golf this summer with my kids. They have some summer tournaments this month…

Choose Your Seats

IMG_4049

Monday Morning Match is a quick post – maybe a quote, inspirational story or idea – intended to spark some motivation inside each of you so your week gets off to a fantastic start on Monday morning. “Ladies and Gentlemen, we’d like to start boarding Success Airlines Flight 2015 to Achievement City. Please be aware…

Your Flight Has Been Delayed

IMG_3975

You just found out your flight has been delayed due to a massive line of thunderstorms crossing through Atlanta – the major hub for all travel through the Southeastern United States. Observation: Some travelers, when delayed find an airport bar and enjoy a beer*, cocktail or glass of wine with their fellow travelers. They realize…

The Final Walk Through

dad

Monday Morning Match is a quick post – maybe a quote, inspirational story or idea – intended to spark some motivation inside each of you so your week gets off to a fantastic start on Monday morning. Do you consider yourself prepared? When it comes to dotting your i’s and crossing your t’s, do you feel…