Trust between friends, colleagues and leadership takes time to develop. There isn’t a formula. There isn’t a methodology to follow. In fact, according to best-selling author, Seth Godin, there isn’t anything you can do but consistently build on those relationships. Why? Relationships that are built-on, invested-in and sacrificed-for are rewarded with trust.
If you blog, post on a regular basis (every day, week, month…it doesn’t really matter).
If you Twitter, post an update.
If you’re on Facebook or MySpace.com, find and create “friends.”
If you’re on LinkedIn.com, network.
These are not social to-do lists, they are means, methods and tools for creating trust.
Reaching out in your moment of need is too late. Reach out and begin building your trusted relationships now. Then, when you’re in need, they’ll be there for you.
Reach. Build. Trust.