Don't Get So Busy That You Forget The Little Things, Like Creating Personal Relationships That Can Last A Lifetime

When we're in "work mode," we sometimes have a tendency to focus only on the task at hand and not in creating the kinds of personal, long-lasting relationships that are most important in life.

Think about it - one day when your time is dwindling and you're beginning to think about taking your final breath, are you going to look back on work or are you going to remember the people in your life who truly mean something to you?

We're pretty sure that 100 percent of you will choose the latter. But it's also important to keep those facts in mind during the course of your everyday life.

At the end of the day, work is work, but quality relationships and friendships that stand the test of time are priceless.

Oldfather Group Founder and CEO Dustin Oldfather, imitating a former mentor, has begun ending every work conversation with an inquiry about family and/or personal interests. It's left him feeling more connected on a personal level with the people he interacts with on a regular basis.

We invite you to check out Dustin's thoughts on this important personal matter via the short video below.

The key takeaway here is not to get so wrapped up in your professional obligations that you neglect the personal relationships that could really lead to something much more meaningful both now and years into the future.

Now that's not to say that we should neglect our professional lives, far from it. But once you've completed your business, consider asking the person on the other end of the line how his family is doing or if he's discovered any good restaurants lately.

It really doesn't matter how you get the ball rolling, just give it a push and see where it leads.

We think you'll find yourself much more connected with your friends and colleagues by inserting this one simple task into your daily routine. And you may learn quite a bit more about people than you otherwise thought you might.

Meaningful connections in both our professional and personal lives are what create great relationships, the kinds of relationships that can last for a long, long time.

Give this one simple task a try and see how it works for you. We think you'll be pleasantly surprised with the results.

Have a great day everyone!

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