I am Ziad K Abdelnour and I’ve been advising people that genuineness is a prime element in one’s success in any endeavor. You will see this is the case in both personal and professional matters. Character matters, and like the spots of a leopard or stripes on a zebra, character doesn’t change. It only gets revealed.
Genuineness has many advantages. It conveys that you can be trusted, that you mean what you say, that your actions and deeds carry more weight than your words and that you are perfectly happy to be judged on your record.
Contrast that approach with the people who demand that you trust them. These are the people who implore you: “Trust me.” I’m not talking about the ones with decades of experience who really are saying, “Look at what I’ve done the last 20 years.” That is not asking someone to trust you; it is asking someone to look at what you’ve done! I’m talking about the people who try to make you feel obligated to trust them.