8 Ways to Move Your Relationships from Good to Great

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An average sunset, surrounded by above average people, equals beautiful.

According to my dad, the only job that matters is to leave each person better than you found them, and below are 8 ways to do just that.

The best way to be inspired is to be inspiring

Mr. Internet loves to shout the benefits of practicing gratitude in the list of 8 things you have to do before 8am to be successful. However, do not get so caught up in being grateful for others that you skip the step of taking the time to identify what you can do so others are grateful for you.

Always Be Curious

During the conversation with my dad mentioned above, he said something that still has me thinking to this day.

Take notes after each conversation you have

The people with the best relationships prioritize listening above all else.

Relationships are forged in the follow-up.

Make it a point to notice something new about someone

One of the most silent, but detrimental killers of relationships, is stagnation.

“Do what you did in the beginning of a relationship and there won’t be an end.” — Tony Robbins

Ask people what “they think” instead of telling them what “you think”

The character traits that make each of us special are worthless if we do not take the time to learn how they best connect us to others.

Proactively connect people:

A few months ago I reached out to Christopher D. Connors in order to put a voice to his articles. When we were wrapping up, he ended with the words, “If there is anyone in my network you would like to meet, do not hesitate to reach out and I will immediately put you in contact.

Stop trying to be the answer to everyone else’s problems:

When my best friends mom passed away two years ago he told me how much he appreciated when people were simply just there for him.

Take care of yourself:

I hate running. However, I run everyday and the reason I do is simple. After doing it, I compliment my wife more, I ask my kids to play first, and I proactively call people and check up on them.

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