Trust is one of the most important foundation of strong and successful professional relationships. There are only few people you can trust. And then, there are rare ones who you can trust with your closed eyes.
Do you want to build this trust factor in your office with colleagues and professional network? Do you want people to recommend you without thinking much? Do you want people to say, "I TRUST her/him" about you?
Sharing 4 habits of these highly trustworthy people. These are your non-negotiable keys to build unshakeable trust with people. Inculcate this and shine in your professional circles.
1. Being trustworthy in small things.
Small things matter. You may think think of people can trust you in small things, then only they will trust you in big things. Live well to take care of small little things for you to get bigger opportunity be it a small job, small responsibilities, small money, you think don’t matter).
Your boss gave you a seemingly a mini responsibility of taking care of a presentation for him/her. And, you made the best one in the world. You never know, next time he might ask you to lead a project.
Making small gestures like saying 'thank you', asking your colleagues after their health, sending birthday or anniversary greetings, offering help, etc. may have become increasingly insignificant for many, but they matter a lot when it comes to trust and relationship building.
Think about it. Who would you think closer to or remember more in your professional network.
2. Being trustworthy in money matters
Money - This is the most important factor for people to know you as trustworthy or not. It takes years to build your financial credibility. Good news is you can start it now.
Pay what is due as you agreed and people will start trusting you more.
Trustworthy people don’t like to hold money of their people – be it their employees, partners, vendors. If you said, you would pay an ‘X’ amount, you must pay.
3. Being trustworthy in your words
Trustworthy people are authentic in what they say and they honour their words. Their words matter.
Let your 'Yes' should be 'Yes' and 'No' should be 'no'. You don't back out from what you said. It doesn’t matter if you mailed it or signed a contract then only you will live to your words. If you want people to trust you blindly, stick to your words.
Of course, be careful in what you say.
4. Being trustworthy in your actions
Will you trust someone who did not do job as per your requirement or took way beyond the timeline? Answer is 'No'.
Neither you will trust him or her with job next time nor you will recommend that person.
Trustworthy people accomplish their given jobs as per the requirement/specifications in the given timeline. This is very crucial in business or profession. Be accountable for your work if you want more and bigger opportunities to follow.
As you adopt these habits of highly trustworthy people, people wouldn’t mind entrusting you with more responsible positions, important projects, big opportunities and recommendations.