Who are my real friends? Part 3

So, back to relationships. We talked about friends, acquaintances, mentors, protégées Now on to the last one.
Business partners/Colleagues:
These are the people in your business network. Some people are colleagues and may never be more than that. That is ok. Your primary reason for going to work or doing business with someone is not friendship. I knew of someone once, who happened to tell a work colleague about some of her struggles. Her colleague gave her some advice, and based off of this, she started to make herself a nuisance by calling the lady who gave her the advice. She would call her at odd times, expecting her to drop whatever she was doing and come to see her, talk to her, encourage her and give her moral support.  She would get really upset when her requests were turned down by her colleague. This is where people get into trouble, executing too much out of a relationship that was never defined to be a friendship. Some people tell their colleagues intimate details of their lives just because they happen to be in the same vicinity. This opens people up to becoming water-cooler gossip! The fact that your colleagues are cordial does not make them your friends. That is not to say that they cannot be, but you need to be careful about putting your colleagues or business partners on a pedestal that they neither want or need to be on.

If you are not sure if someone is a friend or not,read:  Who are my real friends? Part 1.
Well here it is, I hope someone gets blessed from reading this.

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4 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Okwuolisa
    May 08, 2012 @ 02:52:48

    I need to know my friends

    Reply

  2. Evelyn
    May 09, 2012 @ 22:16:21

    Well said!

    Reply

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