Think seriously about this question for a few minutes.
The Elite U.S. Navy Seals team members trust each other implicitly. There is no room for an even one hundredth of a second doubt in each other’s Mind – They Trust Each Other.
Now most of us do not have our lives on the line in our line of work. Most of us are not regularly training physically and mentally with our team at work to build our trust and team bonding with each other. Train, eat, sleep, and train some more with each other to bond and team build.
Meanwhile in the work we are each involved in, whatever it is, we each need to have at least one and preferably more than one person we trust. For example, if you are the founder of a small business and you have a dozen employees, who will you speak with when you have issues, questions, and tough decisions to make?
Are you determined to go it alone and just figure out what to do?
Yes, the ultimate decision will be determined by you. Meanwhile why not have a trusted resource who may or may not know your exact business – it really does not matter as that is what you know. It is what you are the expert in.
What your trusted advisor will know and be the expert in is understanding people and their behavior. They know you and they recognize the dilemma every person faces in certain situations.
They listen with no bias – zero agenda other than to offer a listening ear – potentially some thoughts or advice if asked for it. Even better is when your trusted advisor has experience and knowledge in various business roles. Often there are situations they may have come across similar to something you are dealing with now.
Think of another example – you are in the CEO role of a mid-size company. Sure there are many people who will come by your side and hear you vent and offer their opinion. What is their agenda?
Where are they really coming from? Do you really trust them with your true thoughts and feelings?
One more example is with your career. Gone are the days of people who have worked together for long periods of time at the same company. People who knew each other well. They knew each others family. Their spouse and more. Today, and this trend will continue by the age of thirty-five, many people have already changed jobs three times or more. Not a role within a company. Left a company and went to work at another company more then three times by the age of thirty-five. In the world of recruiting this is almost expected of a candidate. Almost a right of passage in your career path. Who will you trust as you consider these career decisions?
Consider – Who Will You Trust?
Mitch Tublin is the CEO and Founder of Wenkroy International LLC a boutique consulting company with a main focus on Strategic Business Consulting, Training and Business Coaching. Our passion is to take people to the next level in their life and in their Business.