Cultivate Confidants

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As President George Washington said, “Be courteous to all, but intimate with few, and let those few be well tried before you give them your confidence.”

Who are your true confidants? With the proliferation of social media and the quest for an increasing number of “friends,” it’s even more important to know who is really in your inner circle. Privacy is at a premium, and trust is to be earned and demonstrated over time. One secret shared in confidence can be spread across the globe in an instant if that intimate bond is broken. So, take time to cultivate confidants. You can have countless acquaintances with whom you share the surface details of your world. A confidant, on the other hand, is someone you can confide in with surety and rely on to have your best interest in mind. As my brother would say… those are your “Generals” who stick with you through all of life’s battles.

Until next time, remember – it’s your divine life, live it to the fullest. The power is in your hands!

With Purpose & Power,


Contributed by Teresa Kay-Aba Kennedy, Ph.D., MBA.

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