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Yemisi Fancy’s #MyMainlandDiary: Building Relationships

Yaay!! We made it to the last weekend in the month of March. Weirdly, the first quarter of the year is gradually coming to a close. Well, all I can feel is gratitude for life, family and great people around me.

For some reasons, the week has been one of reflection. Don’t you sometimes wake up and all you want to do is reflect on the past week or month. This week was one of those for me.

I realized in the course of the week that life is about building relationships. Relationship building with the right people is what most of us need to get that opportunity, that deal; that chance. But then I realize that good people are rare or hard to find.

The world is such that 90% of people watch out for themselves over and anyone else due to lack of trust and security in human behavior. People literally run from building relationships because they see it as a process (a slow one).

In the business of entertainment for example,  relationship building with the right people is key. It’s not an easy process at all because along the line, you might fall, fall into the wrong hands, get dissatisfied and disappointed by some people you trust. But guess what, it’s all part of the process. As they say, what doesn’t kill you will make you stronger.

Meanwhile, they are some advantages to building relationships in the field you are.

  • It helps you connect better with your business/field and the people in it.
  • Relationships help in building some strong networks.
  • Building relationships in business can be a process, but in the long run you realize that you spend less for more. More like leveraging on your contacts.

And the most important of all is that you must have something to offer or put on the table. e.g You have built a strong relationship with an oil Mogul and you want to maybe leverage on it for some businesses in the future. That business relationship will be more profitable to both parties if you have a strong degree in that line, a professional training and some level of experience. You can’t go into a business relationship empty. Both parties are bound to give something.

And lastly not all relationships are meant to be explored for business purposes. Sometimes just build genuinely with an open mind. It will come in handy when you need to fall back on it.

I hope I have been able to answer someone’s question reading this diary today.

It’s weekend already. I know how I’m going to spend mine. First of, I have an interview at the Inspiration Fm 92.3 today between 8:00 and 8:30pm. Make sure you tune in and thereafter probably go hang out with friends.

Make sure you have a great weekend guys.

TGIF (Thank God I’m Fancy).



Idris Aina
Idris is a media and communications professional with keen attention to details. An entertainment enthusiast, he is an ardent fan of the team from the Red Side of Manchester with love for football banters. He tweets with the handle @arlomah.