All Business is Relationships
Posted by Orrin Woodward on November 9, 2012
I have learned many things over the twenty years of running my own businesses—in areas as diverse as finances, marketing, leadership of people, and management of the numbers. However, I believe the number one factor in building a successful enterprise is relationships. Tell me how a company consistently treats its people—inside employees, outside vendors, and its customers—and I can predict the longevity of the firm. Simply stated, all business is relationships; therefore, a person will never develop a following until he develops some people skills. In the video below, I teach some key points to remember when working with others. Of course, no one is going to make everyone happy because some are only happy when they are unhappy. 🙂 Nonetheless, people skills are essential when working with the right people to build long-term relationships.
I am thankful for the long-term relationships I have built over the years. In fact, some of them are going on twenty years of successful relationship building, namely, Chris Brady and George Guzzardo. Many others are over a decade, and my goal is to find the right people and serve them for life. At the end of the day, isn’t that the goal of compensated communities—to build lifetime win-win relationships? Like Jim Collins said, “Get the wrong people off the bus; get the right people on the bus; and get the right people in the right seats on the bus. I believe the success of the LIFE business is directly attributable to following Collins’ advice. Here’s the video.