Look for Ways to Serve Others
Building solid relationships means finding ways to help others, and, in time, you have to let others help you. In short, relationships are a dance of service. To be good with people, you have to firmly adopt a service mentality.
Look at your list (from Idea 6). How can you serve those people? Once you know, act. Make the offer. Or wait until the time is right or the need has developed.
Yet, serving others can be very rewarding, in some simple ways. For example, you can serve others by being a coworker in whom to confide, a friend who inspires people, or an office cheerleader who drives someone to achieve his or her goals. The following pages give you scores of ideas and opportunities to serve others—from ...