Becoming The Change Podcast (Episode 636): How To Build Trust

Welcome to the Becoming The Change Podcast. Each daily reading focuses on a different quote on how we can best apply it to our own moral compass and one of the five areas in Social Emotional Learning: Self-Awareness, Self-Management, Social Awareness, Relationship Skills and Responsible Decision Making. Thank you for listening and we hope you consider subscribing to the podcast for future episodes.

How To Build Trust

“You build trust by showing up, providing value and serving others.”

-Rory Vaden

In my humble opinion relationships can only survive if there is a certain level of trust established early on and maintained between the two sides. In today’s quote author, podcaster and speaker Rory Vaden reminds us of three simple but impactful things to remember when we are building trust with another. The first is showing up. This means more than just physically being there as it also means to be present and in the moment. Your undivided attention is what is needed and in doing so you are showing that you are highly committed to them as a person. People need people that will be their advocates, their support systems no matter what; in good times and in bad times. The next area to building trust is providing value. This can be down through empowering them to make certain decisions and entrusting in them that they will indeed take the right actions needed to be successful. When we give others that sense of value we are letting them know that they in fact matter. This is something I think we don’t do often enough but need to make sure and the effort to do this small but impactful act of kindness in order to pay it forward. Lastly we can build trust by serving others. When we put their needs before our own it really goes a long way in solidifying that bond of trust between two people. Trust is not something that is easily built but it is something that can be easily damaged if not nurtured and honored in the proper way it should be.

What does this quote mean to you and how can you apply today’s message towards developing your relationship skills?

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