developing and investing in meaningful relationships. The depth and quality of your relationships not only adds to your longevity but it is the single most significant factor for improving the quality of your life. According to Robert Waldinger, director of a 75-year Harvard Study of Adult Development, the biggest key to happiness and fulfillment in life is love. Specifically, the study demonstrates that having someone to rely on helps your nervous system relax, helps your brain stay healthier for longer, grows optimism and reduces both emotional as well as physical pain. But wait, there’s even more good news.
People with relational depth and breadth make more money. Successful people will work with you, hire you and pay you because of how connected they feel to you. Money is born of relationships. When you have a choice, whether you run your own business or work in sales, administration, education, finance, healthcare or service of any kind, you’re more likely to do business and buy from people you like, people you are connected with.
These 6 strategies ahead will help you double down on how to meet new people, how to build healthy relationships, how to overcome loneliness and help you grow your income and advance your career opportunities.