I have been reflecting a lot lately about what takes a person from a stranger in our lives to a career advocate – and I was thinking how easy it is to derail that process. Yet, there are people who are clear exceptions. They build amazing and enduring relationships. Are they superhuman? Absolutely not – they are just like you and me.
So what’s the difference? The main thing is that those who create career advocates look for ways they can acknowledge, support, and appreciate others first. The payoff can be enormous when you provide help first and keep score later (if ever).