Invest in Relationships Now, You'll Need Them Later

What's the one relationship you want to invest in this year?

I'm not talking romantically--you should invest in that every day. This is about investing in the people that step in when you need a hand. It could be a coworker, a close friend or a relative.

I have a client who is investing in his relationship with his dad. He wants to spend more time to get to know his dad. Another client is investing in her customer relationships -- she wants to take the extra step to delight her customers.

How you choose to invest in the relationship can be in any form. In may simply be a commitment to respond to their emails in a more timely fashion--or send them a card on special occasions.

Relationships take effort, even the acquaintance kind. Everyone needs them though, even self-identified 'introverts'. Relationships are what help you when you lose a job or have any major life event. With good relationships the next time your career hits a bump or even screeches to a halt, your relationships are there to help. 

Choose a relationship and do something today.