How to Improve Your Relationships

Want to be more likable?   To be likable, you first need to be like yourself.  Once you have that positive vibe going then you can carry a more likable image to others.  It’s important not to be fake or patronizing but if you truly want to be more likeable and you have a positive self-image, consider these tips to improve your relationships.

Always remember people’s names – People love to hear their own name and it validates that you care enough to remember them.

Make other people feel important – Focus on them and let them know you value their viewpoint.  Learn about their needs and meet those needs if you can.

“My best friend is the man who in wishing me well wishes it for my sake”. – Aristotle

Express appreciation – Say thanks!  Give people appreciation and show that their actions are valuable to you.

Do not criticize – Avoid petty criticism and live the Golden Rule, treat other’s as you would like to be treated.  When you throw dirt, you lose ground!

“The best rule of friendship is to keep your heart a little softer than your head”.   – Anon.

Listen – Communication is often people not listening for content, understanding and comprehension but listening so they can start talking again.  How you listen is more important than what you say.  Listen and hear them out.

Let the other person pick the topic – Instead of trying to dazzle others by your accomplishments and opinion, let them lead the way so they can talk about their accomplishments and opinions.

Be positive –  People want to be around positivity and are attracted to it.  Look for the best in everyone. Good or bad, you will almost always find what you are looking for!

“When good cheer is lacking, our friends will be packing”. – Anon.

Try these tips and see if they help you improve your relationships.  The team at Family Friend Estate Solutions believes that relationships are developed and improved by listening to the needs of our clients and we strive to meet your needs.  Call us for a complimentary consultation if you are ready to downsize your estate or have an upcoming estate transition that you would like help with.

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