Do you really appreciate your clients, members, team, or customers? Are you constantly managing and tending to the interactions you have with them? Business relationships are like any other relationship – they need attention. And, the most important way to nurture these relationships is not with words but with action.
Here’s one thing you can do today to make a difference and to build upon these relationships. Go through your contact list and make a list of the people you’ve not seen or spoken with for a while. Now go see them – today. Take them some bagels or stop at a Whole Foods or Trader Joes on your way and pick up some good tea or coffee for them. If you can’t see them in-person then call them. Tell them you appreciate them and were thinking of them. Treat them like you would a very good friend. Ask them about their life and not just their business. If they’re busy then let them know you care and thank them.
If you don’t take time to nurture your relationships they will gradually fade and people may feel abandoned.
Do as Mother Teresa suggested and “Let your presence light new light in the hearts of people.”
It really is one thing you can do today to make a difference.