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How to become known as a person others can trust
Episode 16411th August 2022 • Leaders Light The Path • Dr. Michael Gerharz
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Three simple habits that help you become known as a person others can trust.

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The habit of meaning, what you say is one of the safest ways to build

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long-term trusted relationships.

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It requires three things.

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Honesty.

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Empathy and clarity.

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The honesty to only promise to others what you can keep.

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And of course be open to say so if you can't.

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The empathy to understand that this is what they actually need.

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And the clarity to speak so that others really understand

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what you meant to promise.

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A surprisingly large amount of frustration around broken promises

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stems from a lack of the latter.

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What we said was not what we meant.

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At least it's not what they thought we meant.

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Honesty, empathy, and clarity.

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You'll be recognized as a trustful person when you turn this into a habit.

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Only promise what you can keep, never promise what you can’t keep.

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Only promise what's helpful.

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Don't promise what's not helping.

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And be clear in articulating what it is that you're actually

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promising so that the others get it.