It’s the time of the year again when everyone is in the mood for giving. This is a perfect opportunity to build new relationships and reinforce old ones. When it comes to relationship building, the best way is to be like a farmer. You first sow the seeds of goodwill, tender to its care by maintaining regular contacts or sending email greetings (e.g. once every three months) if the person lives far away, doing things for others without asking anything in return, and the relationship will become stronger over time and you never know when you will reap the fruits of your labour. In order to achieve real success either in business or social life, having great relationships with people is vital. Take this opportunity to give someone a well thought of Christmas gift and also include a Christmas card with a handwritten message. Write your Christmas greetings and send out those emails just before Christmas!