One of the most effective ways to show that you have the skills, knowledge, and experience to be successful in a given field is by demonstrating that you have a caring attitude. It’s important to convey that you have a good amount of empathy, compassion, and interest in people. Even just a friendly nod, or a simple “thank you,” can go a long way.
I would argue that the fact that you have a caring attitude is just as important in establishing credibility as showing it. When people believe in you, they will trust you more than when they assume that your lack of caring makes you not trustworthy.
That’s the good news. The bad news is that all of the work you do is done by and for people. That means that you have to pay your own bills. The fact that you have a good amount of empathy and compassion, and even a friendly nod, can not only help you establish credibility, but you can help build a good reputation for yourself, which can help you make more money.
The problem with being a good businessman is that you have to pay your own bills. Unless you pay for your own employees, you probably won’t have a good business. Even if you do, you’re going to be the one that pays the bills, so you’re definitely going to have to spend a lot of time working the business end of things.
While the way I see it, there are two ways to establish credibility in the business: one is to make sure you are genuine and willing to do what it takes to succeed, and the other is to be nice.
That having been said, I think it’s just as important to be nice as it is to make sure you are genuine. A good businessman is also going to have a very good time while doing it. In my experience, I’ve found that being nice while being professional is one of the best tools in the tool belt for building credibility in the business.
Nice is a great tool, but the real key to establishing credibility with your customers is to always show respect. It seems like this is one of the most important qualities of a good business coach and leader. In my experience though, a great business coach and leader doesn’t just show up to a meeting with a fancy business card and a handshake. They go the extra mile to make sure they are seen as a genuine person. They are going to go the extra mile even when they are not.
We all know that people who are seen as “caring” are generally seen as “less caring,” and I used to think this was true in the military world as well, but I have to admit it is not true in the business world because “less caring” is a bad thing. It makes you seem like you’re not trying, or you are not invested in the situation.
The key is to look like you care, not care about the status quo. In business, that means making sure your name is on the front of your business cards, not on the back. If you want to make sure your name is seen by people who matter and is seen as someone who cares, then you need to make sure your name is on the front.
It’s not enough to simply be the best at what you do, you need to actually care about the people who matter. Because this is one of the hardest things to do. Most people don’t care about the people who matter, and that can mean a lot of things. People who care about the people who matter don’t care about the status quo. They care about the world around them.