Posts in gratitude
5 Ways To Cultivate Your Network

It’s valuable to have a network of authentic people who have your back and vice versa. Social connections open doors, foster productive thinking and create community. Building a network of trusted people to learn from is never instantaneous. Most need to invest time to grow and cultivate a responsive one. Every interaction can either build it up or break it down. 

Here are five ways to interact with people to grow and cultivate an effective network.  

It’s valuable to have a network of authentic people who have your back and vice versa. Social connections open doors, foster productive thinking and create community. Building a network of trusted people to learn from is never instantaneous. Most need to invest time to grow and cultivate a responsive one. Every interaction can either build it up or break it down. 

Here are five ways to interact with people to grow and cultivate an effective network.  

It’s valuable to have a network of authentic people who have your back and vice versa. Social connections open doors, foster productive thinking and create community. Building a network of people we trust and can learn from is never instantaneous. Most need to invest time to grow and cultivate a responsive one. The way we interact with people at every encounter can either grow it or break it down. 

Here are five ways to interact with people to grow and cultivate an effective network.  

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Peer-to-Peer Payments Has a New Flavor

When a friend has done work for you or gone out of their way to help out, sometimes the best way to call it even is to buy them a great meal. After all, a full stomach goes a long way to keep people happy and eating out is generally a lot more social than compensating with cold cash. A new app called Treatmo allows you to do just that.

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It's Time to Say 'Thank You'

"Silent gratitude isn't very much to anyone." - Gertrude Stein

It takes two seconds to say thank you. When you hesitate to share gratitude, you create a void and barrier in the flow of positive communication and rapport. Taking the time to express appreciation for another's effort or time goes a long way to nurturing a relationship and building trust.

Gratitude is essential to healthy bonds. Empathy after all is what keeps a society together and is the glue of personal and professional relationships. If it's one sided the bond can't grow and relationships begin to crumble. When warmth is reciprocated incredible things can happen. Expressing gratitude for a job well done can ensure more great work. Saying thank you for a birthday present helps solidify a friendship. 

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Gratitude is the New Attitude

If you've ever been treated, you know how wonderful that feels. If you're the receiver you feel grateful, thankful, appreciated. And if you're the giver you feel more connected and awesome to have made a positive impact.

In case you didn't know this already, there is real science behind the attitude of gratitude. The Wall Street Journal (November 2014) shared the positive impacts of gratitude noting first and foremost "gratitude is the glue that holds communities together." Based on the article, it seems it has many other individual benefits as well.

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Teaching Kindess and Gratitude

Schools are taking extra steps to ensure kids learn kindness early in life through programs like Core Life in Kentucky. Through the busy, stressful lives we each manage from that point where we start to apply to college and onwards, we sometimes neglect the most important lessons from kindergarten. Treatmo makes it fun and easy to connect and treat each other with thoughtfulness through healthy food and locally produced products, because kindness matters.

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