I was reading a friend’s blog this morning (http://www.itleader.ca/wp/?p=261), and it struck a chord with me. I am a trusting person, and if you ask people I know well, too trusting. Has it caused me problems in business, YES, has it caused me problems in my personal life, yes, am I going to change, hell no !
Why ? Trust is a precious thing that we need to survive, both in our personal and business life. Choosing who and when to trust, and how much to trust is another matter completely, just remember, you have to trust someone, sometime…period !
When it comes to business there is an old saying I keep handy “The least trusting is the least trustworthy”. How important is this ? It is the only rule you need to remember. In the normal course of business, if a partner, boss, employee or client does not trust you, be wary, they are thinking of all the things they would/could do in your place and how to defend themselves.