While talking about creating a trusting relationship before you can “coach, consult, teach or lead” someone. Someone shared this thought:
If you are interesting, people will like you,
If you are interested, people will love you.
That seems to capture an important and far-reaching principle. When someone spends 30 minutes telling you how they traveled to another country and spent three weeks digging a fresh water well you may put them on your list of interesting friends. But if another person follows up on your mention that you’re looking for a job, asks you what your strongest talents are then and offers to introduce you to the hiring manager at their company, the feeling goes much deeper than just a friend.
When you have extra tickets to a concert, do you want to give those to someone you find interesting or interested?
Start creating a trusting relationship with everyone you encounter by being interested.