“We human beings are social beings. We come into the world as the result of others’ actions. We survive here in dependence of others. Whether we like it or not, there is hardly a moment of our lives when we do not benefit from other’s activities. For this reason, it is hardly surprising that most of our happiness arises in the context of our relationships with others.” – Dalai Lama
Love this quote from the Dalai Lama. Lately, I’ve been thinking a lot about people, relationships and how we are all interconnected. Do you feel that sometimes you see people as objects? And other times you see them as people with the same wants and desires as you?
You might see them as dollar bills because they could be your next meal ticket. You might see them as a nuisance because they’re interrupting your train of thought. You might see them as inconsiderate because they never help with the dishes, laundry, etc. Any of these ring a bell? I’m sure you have plenty of examples of how you’ve treated others as objects, but my question is, do you get the best results when you see them this way? Are they getting the best version of you when you see them this way?
When you see people as they are, humans with the same problems, needs, and desires as you, there is a change in your attitude towards them. You might find ways to help solve their problems or understand that they’ve had a long day because you've been there too. You may offer to do the laundry, dishes, etc. to support them. Seeing them as people opens your mind to solutions and ideas.
When you treat people as people, you will become richer. You’ll have deeper relationships, more amazing experiences, more joy and happiness. You will get back what you put out there. You still may come across others that treat people like objects, but you’ll know better than to reciprocate. People will see that you genuinely have their best interests in mind. They will trust you. When you begin to apply this mindset to your business, treating your prospects and clients with the same kindness you would your friends, the results will speak for themselves. People buy from those they trust. Your clients will refer you to their friends and family because they know you will treat them with that same respect.
Trust that when you help someone else or do something to make them happy, you will feel happy in return. So what can you do to make someone smile today?
If you’re looking for more ways to create amazing relationships with your clients or your loved ones, send me a note. I would love to chat with you.
-Yours in the Hustle-