A Referral is the Greatest Compliment One Can Receive
Sincerity, trustworthiness, involvement, and recognition are all components of being respected. Once you are respected, there is no end to the personal satisfaction in relationships that you can achieve. Your world of referrals depends on whether you are respected and trusted.
As you can see, the effects of a referral can long outlive the actual occurrence. We are all resources for another and should not underestimate the effect that our behavior has on future relationships. If the goal of a referral is to be helpful and make another feel better, then it stands to reason that others will want the same for you. If you make it your goal to stay involved and nurture your relationships, then the foundation is laid for a strong network for/of referrals. What may begin as a conscious effort will become a natural pattern with tremendous personal and professional rewards.