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Trust Tip #2: Follow-Through

Uncategorized Feb 09, 2020

Hello Trust-Builders!


Our trust tip today is about following through

  • From start to finish…
  • from idea to execution to integration


It’s about making things happen

I'm sure we can all agree that this is an important trust-building behavior, right? 


In fact, when I ask my clients about what makes a person trustworthy, they almost always say,

"a person who follows through and does what they say they will do."


Sounds easy enough. But it can be hard! 


The sheer volume of work that most of us have on our plates makes it hard sometimes to follow through with everything and  to do ALL of what you say you will do. 


And also there’s competing prioritiesand the fact that we often have to get work done through other people, so completion is often beyond our control or it requires a lot of influencing skills in addition to our other abilities. 


The problem is, when we don’t follow through, we always have a good reason. But to other people, those reasons can feel like excuses. 


So, if you want to be a more trustworthy professional, and you want to grow your career in a meaningful way, then here’s your tip: 


Before you say yes to anything, I want you to slow down and do your due diligence. 

  • Plan it out.
  • Think about your resources.
  • Consider the amount of time the new obligation will really take, and how much time you really have.  
  • Evaluate!

Make sure that if you say yes, you can really follow-through all the way to the end!


If you do this, I promise you, you will become a person who does what you say you will do, and you will increase your trustworthiness, and, that’s the foundation of a high trust workplace. 


Now with some people, it’s going to be hard when you start to pause and you stop saying yes to everything because they are accustomed to you saying yes. But that’s okay. 


Stay with the discomfort… 


I want you to stick to it and really evaluate what you say yes to, because that that will create… 

  • success for you 
  • success for your projects 
  • success for your organization 


Now go be a trust-builder!


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