It’s All About People! – part 6
Life is comprised of relationships! The success we enjoy or the failure we experience often will be surrounded by a relationship to some degree. True leaders understand this and because they do, they value relationships and spend time nurturing each one of them. If you desire greatness for yourself and for your ministry then you must work diligently at healthy and growing relationships.
– Speak kindly to people.
– Smile at people.
– Call people by their name.
– Be friendly and helpful.
– Be real and authentic.
– Show interest in people.
If you truly want to connect with people, be interested in their lives, opinions, struggles, and dreams. If you want to ask for a hand, you must first touch a heart.
Philippians 2:3-4 (NIV)
“Do nothing out of selfish ambition or vain conceit. Rather, in humility value others above yourselves, not looking to your own interests but each of you to the interest of the others.”
Here’s the point: You can make more friends in two months by becoming interested in other people, than you can in two years trying to get other people interested in you. –Dale Carnegie