Gaining the Trust and Confidence of those Around You

Whether it be in business or everyday life trust and confidence are key ways of how we interact with others.  Building trust with your boss could land you that next promotion or show people that you are someone they can count on or could open doors for you in the future. How does one build trust and gain the confidence of those around them? It’s a task that is easier said than done for sure.

It takes time and patience to gain the trust and confidence of others.

Build a Relationship

The first thing in building trust with others is gaining a relationship with them. If people know that you genuinely care about them and being their friend, they’ll be more apt to trust you. Don’t try to build a relationship to gain favors, people will see right through you.  Be genuine in your connections and get to know the person on a personal level.

What’s in it for me? 
When building a relationship based on trust with an individual avoid the “what’s in it for me” attitude.  Just know what comes around goes around and if you help someone today with no thought of return, when you need a favor down the road they’ll be much more likely to help you out.

Be Reliable
Be reliable 100% of the time. In order to gain the confidence of others, show them that you are someone they can depend on all of the time. People remember the negative more than the positive, so that one time you fell through may stick out in people’s mind as someone they can’t depend on. Show people what your worth and what you can do.