Day 16: The Foundation is Trust

0310283671READING:  pages 145-152

Trust is a hard thing to gain and often seems easy to lose.  Each day and every opportunity we have the potential to invest in the trust bank of people’s lives.  Other days we make withdrawals.  The goal is to make sure that you don’t make more withdrawals than deposits!  Once you achieve a zero balance you have no relationship and you must rebuild.

What causes our trust to erode?

  • Lies
  • Flattery
  • Broken Promises
  • Silence

Words have an intense amount of power.  Words are typically the first line of trust breakdown and even defense.  We must choose our words very carefully or trust will erode.

Honest communication requires trust.  Believing that the other person is being honest.  Knowing that they are speaking the “truth in love.”  If you lose trust you lose!  There’s no way around it!!!

QUESTION:  Am I building trust or eroding trust with my words?

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