We’ve all heard that in order to gain a friend is to be one. For me the tip I have learned is that you have to be willing to encourage,offer advice and maintain a presence that is looked at as someone who will be loyal, honest and dependable.
My best friend of 15 years and I have used this in our friendship and it has served us well. Do we butt heads? Of course, but when we are able to admit what might have been the issue, discuss it openly and honestly and then support the other in decision-making it has definitely served us well.
I’ve found this principle applies just as well in business as in life.
Contributors: Cyrus Webb from Conversations Media Group