I, like many people have ideas and thoughts that pop into my head.
I have decided to write down (the ones that are publishable and legal), so I don’t forget them and they may be of assistance to you.
Any relationship you have (business or social) when it first starts is like a new car fresh out of the showroom. There is nothing wrong with it, and everything has the potential to work as it should. Sure, you need to understand how to drive it and what the performance is going to be like and whether it is just a rental or something you want to keep on a more permanent basis.
Every relationship just like a car will always carry evidence of when it has been scratched, bumped or mistreated, some will not be noticeable, but the marks are still there. Some have dents that are always on show. For some relationships, the damage is so significant they are no longer viable.
Recently an interaction, I had with a company, where a couple of challenges previously, things didn’t live up to my expectations. My latest contact with them was oversold (in my opinion). Along with what happened in the past left me feeling cynical about them and their intent. (See the Duck Rule)
So what did I learn from this? That there are lots of relationships I have that carry the scratches dents and bangs that I put there and that will impact on my influence and effectiveness.
You can read further articles in the series by following this link - In the Moment