Want to Build Relationships? Start by Serving Others


Love this. It's easy to get caught up in "networking" but it's actually is very simple: "add[..] net value to people around you and your communities without any ulterior motives. I think such graciousness sets you up for accomplishments and satisfaction in both personal and professional spheres in the long run. Build relationships with people not for leveraging them, but for enriching their lives."

One strategy I use is to keep a list of people who need help and set a reminder to review it every two weeks. I also keep a second list of ideas and thoughts on ways I can contribute to others and perform the same review. Like anything else, you need to develop these as habits so it becomes automatic. 


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