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6 Habits To Build Better Personal Relationships

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Profile: Matt Damon, actor, activist, philanthropist

If you’re a movie buff, then you are almost certainly familiar with the next name on our list.
Matt Damon is a terrific actor who has been in some of the biggest movies of the last 20 years.
His film credits include The Martian, The Bourne Identity, Elysium, The Departed and Good Will Hunting, just to name a few.
One of the things that Matt Damon attributes to his success is the support of his family.
He has a wife and kids, and makes spending time with them a priority.
In fact, the Damon family has a rule: they cannot be apart for more than two weeks, no matter what is going on in their lives.
This means quite a bit of travel and inconvenience, but Matt Damon considers it vital enough to his success to make it his number one priority.

Other entrepreneurs also value personal relationships.
Whether it is the relationship that they have with their co-workers or employees, or the kind of people that they choose to be friends with, they make having and developing those personal relationships a priority.
That includes family, which nearly all successful people tend to make the number one focus in their life – above even their business.
Here are seven habits in the category of personal relationships that you should be following.

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Habit 34: They don’t mind sharing themselves with others

Matt Damon and many other successful people in the world don’t mind sharing their talents, time and knowledge with others.
Matt Damon has many actor friends and they can count on him for help and advice if they need it – especially when it comes to acting.
But Matt Damon also spends time with strangers as often as he can.Habit 35: They make family a priority

As previously mentioned, Matt Damon and his wife have a rule that cannot be broken.
They cannot spend more than two weeks apart.
That means that if a movie was going to keep them more than two weeks apart, it is highly unlikely that Matt would accept the role.
He makes his family a priority and it is something that he shares with most of the other successful people that we researched.

Habit 36: They build relationships with like-minded people

If you want to be a musician, the best way to improve yourself and get feedback that is going to help you hone your craft is by hanging out with other musicians.
Successful people know that they need to hang out with people who share the values and goals that they do – people that are active in making things happen and consistently reaching their goals.

Habit 37: They build the right team

Successful people know that they could not achieve success without the help of some very skilled and talented people.
That’s why they make sure that they are surrounded by the right team.
For example, Matt Damon would not have the movie career that he enjoys today if it wasn’t for his talent agent, his directors, the screenwriters and a thousand other people that all worked together to make the best movie possible.

Habit 38: They are kind to others

The most successful people in the world are actually pretty nice people.
While there are some exceptions to this, in general, successful people go out of their way to be kind to others and to help them whenever possible.
It costs nothing to be nice to someone and while it may not be altruistic to think about a reward for being nice, the fact is that sometimes being nice can come back to help you in the future.
Habit 39: They avoid negative people

Successful people also tend to avoid negative people.
If someone negative is around you, even if they aren’t actively talking or doing anything, the entire atmosphere tends to change.
Negative and positive energy are real energies that other people can feel, and if you hang around with negative people, you aren’t going to be successful.
That’s why successful entrepreneurs will get rid of people in their lives that are having a negative influence and then replace them with people that view the world like they do.

Habit 40: They listen to people

You will also notice that successful people tend to listen to others.
They value what comes from people around them, and they don’t think that they know everything.
Someone who wants success very badly will get information from as many sources as they can, and that includes listening to people that they don’t know to see if they have any nuggets of wisdom to offer.
Of course, once you get the information, then you have to decide whether or not it is valuable and if you want to incorporate it into your life.

The Solopreneur Code Series

  1. Health & Fitness Habits
  2. Professional Goals
  3. Personal Development
  4. Spirituality
  5. Financial Habits
  6. Personal Relationships
  7. Creative Outlets
  8. Creative Outlets

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