Building great, sustainable, and meaningful relationships is arguably one of the most important things we can do during our time here on earth.

All too often, we see men and women who think it’s perfectly fine to neglect their relationships just to move on up in the corporate ladder or to increase their personal net worth.

Now don’t get me wrong, if you’re in corporate America, then yes, you absolutely should be striving to get better and advance from where you are to somewhere higher up within the company. And who doesn’t like to make more money and see their personal net worth increase every single year?

However, not at the expense of neglecting what’s most important, relationships. What a lot of people forget to understand is that creating exceptional relationships will actually help advance your career, not hurt it. Creating exceptional relationships can actually help to increase your personal net worth, not diminish it.

These wonderful words from Max Lucado sum it all up perfectly…..

“When you are in the final days of your life, what will you want? Will you hug that college degree in the walnut frame? Will you ask to be carried to the garage so you can sit in your car? Will you find comfort in rereading your financial statement? Of course not. What will matter then will be people. If relationships will matter most then, shouldn’t they matter most now?”

Relationships matter most.