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!


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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.


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