Food for Thought: Are You Someone That Others Would Want to Do Business With?

WeddingIQ Blog - Food for Thought: Are You Someone that Others Would Want to do Business With?

I’ve written before on the topic of earning referrals from other vendors (twice, actually).  This post is more of a character study.  Are you — the individual, the business owner, the human being who represents your company — a person with whom others would want to do business?

Some things to ask yourself:

  • Am I fundamentally an honest person?
  • What priority do I place on keeping promises?
  • Do I keep others’ confidences?
  • Am I a person who builds others up or tears them down?
  • Do I practice what I preach?
  • Am I essentially trustworthy?
  • Do I bring genuine talent and skill to the marketplace?
  • How do I behave toward my competitors?
  • Are my expectations of others reasonable?
  • Am I a positive person or a negative one?

These questions are a starting point for identifying at least some of the human qualities that generally make others want to work with us.  Getting to a place of being able to answer all of those affirmatively, though, can take some work!


Jennifer Reitmeyer

Jennifer Reitmeyer is the founder of WeddingIQ and the owner of MyDeejay, Firebrand Messaging, and Authentic Boss. She is also a WeddingWire Education Expert, a small business coach and a professional speaker on the event industry circuit.