We tend to be the most warm and welcoming when things are going well. I receive a multitude of congratulatory messages for work anniversaries and promotions and appreciate each one. Conversely, we tend to shy away from people in our networks when they are down due to job loss or personal problems, and sometimes even abandon them. It can be difficult to know what to say.
Regardless, be that person who reaches out, even if it’s tough. People truly appreciate this. You serve your network, not the other way around – as Tony Robbins once said relationships are, 'a place you go to give.’
We all go through ups and downs, and it’s nice to know people will be there to cushion the fall. The feelings of goodwill a little thoughtfulness will generate is more than worth the small effort.
More tips and tricks to follow in the coming weeks. Feel free to comment and reach out with your thoughts!
Amy Davies is a Career Advancement Expert, Insights Executive and Corporate Trainer. She is the author of A Spark In The Dark: Illuminating Your Path To A Brilliant Career In A Reorg World. To speak with Amy or set up a free 30-minute career consultation click here or email email@example.com.
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