by Dale Shumaker
Spirit Savvy Network
Trust Edge by David Horsager explains how to create trust through a
What is trust?
To do what is right, to be the same every
time, whatever the circumstances to believe in your ability, your
consistency, your integrity, your commitment to deliver.
The trust edge is the competitive advantage gained when others confidently believe in you.
takes a long time to grow, yet it can be lost in a short period of
time. Most people though will talk to a person in a couple minutes and
decide if they are going to start to trust that person or not. It’s like
a forest... it takes a long time to grow, but one careless act can
burn it down quickly.
is valuable, but without trust no one will want our talent. As trust
increases, key ingredients to a strong business increase, such as
retention, productivity, innovation, loyalty, revenue, etc.
As trust decreases, problems, skepticism, attrition, stress increase.
The Pillars that build trust:
Pillar 1 People trust the clear and distrust the ambiguous.
A clear vision unifies and motivates, being specific in what you’re asking for, communication with shared meaning build trust.
Pillar 2 Compassion.
Caring leads to trust.
Profit is the reward someone gets for serving the general welfare. Four laws of compassion: Listen, appreciate, take-up for someone, and serve others.
Pillar 3 Character
“Nearly all men stand adversity. If you want to test a man’s character, give him power.”
Integrity is being consistent in thoughts, words, and actions.
The surest way to live with honor in the world is to be in reality what we would appear to be.
Ask: “Am I doing the right thing?"
Be humble; live out your principles and values; be intentional, proactive, self-disciplined, be accountable.
Pillar 4 Competency
“The only thing more expensive than education is ignorance.”
learning, humility ability (from a know-it-all to a humble-self to listen to new
ideas.) Join a mastermind group, read to learn, Interdependence, daily
university (collect info you can learn throughout day.)
Pillar 5 Commitment
leaders show commitment so they are able to unite others to their
cause. They take responsibility and spread praise around. Go the extra
mile. Under-promise and over-deliver. Money can never replace passion.
When people see your personal commitment, they trust you.
Pillar 6 Connection
trust a friend's recommendation over a review from a critic. Stir and
build connections. Key to connecting is conversation. Key to conversing
is asking questions. Be magnetic, be real and be genuine, be
Pillar 7 Contribution
Dong, not saying, builds trust. Give: Attention, Time, Opportunity, Resources, Help.
Take difference-making actions. Create a contribution strategy.
Pillar 8 Consistency
the little things done consistently, that make the biggest difference.
You never get one big change to be trusted in your life; you will get
thousands of small ones. Just one inconsistency can change people’s
perspective. Trust is not judged by the words you use.
people brings out their best and inspires trust in others. Rebuild
trust by apologizing thoroughly, forgive, let it go. Never burn a
Horsager continues on to show how to gain trust online, how to build courageous trust(risk takes courage).
More of The Trust Edge at
Scriptures say to Trust in the Lord with all your heart and do not
depend or count on your own ideas, education, experience. For God is
Great, superior to anything on earth and when you humble yourself and
trust Him, you can count on God to exceed your abilities to do things.
Trust in the Lord with all your heart;
do not depend on your own understanding.
6 Seek his will in all you do,
and he will show you which path to take.
7 Don’t be impressed with your own wisdom.
Instead, fear the Lord and turn away from evil.
8 Then you will have healing for your body
and strength for your bones.
trust is having faith in God more than yourself. When you seek Him, He
will show you a Divine path to follow and give you ideas and strategies
that surpass anything you could ever think up. But it takes seeking
Him. It takes spending time reflecting on Him. When our personal devotion time is a stint of time connecting to God’s Spirit, and asking
Him for answers, He will give us His Divine and unmatchable plans that
no one can defeat.
respect for Him and who He is, He will honor our devotion to Him. He
is a consuming fire and will devour what opposes Him. So to fear Him and
show respect to who He is also welcomes His Presence with us. He then
shares His secrets with us as He then knows He can trust us with His
Infinite knowledge and power to make it happen.
God... respect Him above others, ideas and earthly conceived
Humbly put His knowledge above your own.
Consistently seek Him
in all matters and He will guide you in paths that are nothing less than
Superior to our way of doing things.
Always reject what is evil and
follow the love of His Spirit. His Presence will always be with you and
work awesomely through you.