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3 KEYS TO BUILDING TRUST. WHAT I LEARNED FROM WORKING WITH POWERFUL HIGH-PERFORMING LEADERS



You know what’s really hard, trusting people.


You know what’s even harder, trusting people online.


As you carve out your 2023, I want to share with you three secrets of powerful, high-performing leaders.


If you want 2023 to be your best year ever, it’s going to require elevated thinking, relationships and action.


Harvard Business did a study stating, “80% of every purchase you make hinges on your trust of that company, brand, or product.”


The more trust you build with the right people, the quicker you will move toward your vision.


For nearly two decades I’ve worked closely with powerful, high-performing leaders. I learned from them in the good times and in the disasters. Here are a few key ingredients I learned and want to share with you.


Here they are …



1. Raise your level of awareness.


I sat with a client recently and they were complaining about another bad decision they made. When I asked them why they trusted that person again they replied, “I thought it would be different this time. I should have trusted my gut.”


Take the time to become aware of yourself. If you don’t feel right about it, ask yourself why or seek outside counsel.


2. Lean into the discomfort.


A friend of mine recently bought a timeshare. He was so excited about it that he began trying to get me to buy one. I began asking him questions about the timeshare and its transfer and cancellation policies.


He replied that he didn’t know and he would find out. When he did find out, he replied back to me, “you were right. I should have asked better questions.”


When I asked him why he didn’t ask the questions he replied, “the salesman was such a nice guy, I didn’t think about it. I didn’t want to come off rude.”


Now he’s stuck with a timeshare. Ask uncomfortable questions and build the right kind of trust.


3. Seek counsel


The scriptures say, “Where there is no guidance, a people falls, but in an abundance of counselors there is safety.”


Who is your counsel when you are making key decisions in your life? If you do not have the right counsel, expect to feel unsafe.


A client of mine was recently seeking out attorneys for a legal battle. He sought counsel. He interviewed dozens of lawyers. In the end, he got the right counsel and achieved the goal he was seeking in court.


My client was able to build trust by asking uncomfortable questions, raising his awareness, and executing it through the right counsel.


Let’s take a break for a second and dig into you and your life.


What is a lack of trust costing you?


What would it take for you to discover if the idea, person, business, or product is trustworthy?


What if everything you wanted was on the other side of building trust?


What are you learning from not trusting?


Why is it so difficult for you to trust?



Christmas is here. I know how busy it is and how distracting it can be. Everything goes on pause, including our vision and mission.


I get it. I’m with you.


However, what if you began to see yourself as the powerful, high-performing leader that you are?


How would you behave?


What would you be doing to get ahead?


I’m excited for you about this coming year. The trust you build this year will be greater and more intentional than you have ever imagined.


Your life will elevate into the highest version of you.


I can’t wait to hear more about it.


Merry Christmas.


Let me know what resonated with you the most.


Anthony Thompson



P.S. If this hit and you are serious about developing and designing your life or your business for 2023, hit reply and let’s talk some more. I’m accepting five powerful clients who are ready for greatness.



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