Envision What You Want From Your Relationships
As you consider the relationships you just listed (in Idea 6), think about where you want to take each relationship. Analyze your list and set relationship goals.
For example, would you like to build a better rapport with someone you just met? Is this someone with whom you will be working on a regular basis, and a stronger rapport will help you both work more effectively?
Take your list from Idea 6, and now set goals for each relationship, ranging from three to six months. This will help you remain focused on what you want to achieve as you work through circumstances and situations that can affect the relationship through time.
That’s a good goal! That’s what we call mutually beneficial—a ...

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