Success could describe a variety of scenarios in life, whether you’re a hardworking entrepreneur or a glorious single woman looking for love. Whether it’s your strategy to get rich or your hope for a happy future, there’s no denying that everyone has a different understanding of what success means.

However, at the core of it, there’s a common denominator in all success stories, and that is, namely, who you rely on your path. The bottom line is that success is not the product of one person’s efforts. It’s the result of a smooth collaboration and trust between you and your friends, relatives, partners, and sellers. Thankfully, you can rely on a few tips to protect your plans and surrounded with trustworthy sources, whether these are private or commercial.

People who deliver

In your private and your professional life, there are occasions when you need to surround yourself with people you can trust. They can be friends, employees, managers, neighbors or even relatives. The people you can trust are – as obvious as it is going to sound – everywhere. Unfortunately so are the people you can’t trust. That’s why it’s essential to develop your intuition to be able to make the difference between these two types of individuals. More often than not, the best way to know who to trust is to have been betrayed by people you shouldn’t have trusted. Indeed, the deception is a lesson for the future, as it teaches you to recognize your priorities and to set a standard for appreciating people. Experiencing the worst in people means that you get better at identifying the best people for your needs.

Technologies you can rely on

You’ll soon find out that finding reliable people is the easiest part of your success journey. Reliable technology that works for you and not against you is a different kettle of fish. As a general rule of the thumb, tech you can trust is designed to protect your data while making it easier for you to work. Teldat, for instance, is the kind of company that understands the need to safe data: They offer a software built cloud solution that is completely customizable. In other words, it’s the best of both worlds. How do you recognize the right tech for you? You need to look out for certifications of data protection and an innovative approach to individual requirements.

Contracts and law that protect you

What if you’ve already chosen the best people and technologies to rely on? Thankfully, there are several laws and protective acts designed to protect your interactions with individuals and companies. If you’ve bought from an unreputable company, you can turn to the Bureau of Consumer Protection for support. Additionally, using a credit card can also protect your purchase as you can claim a refund directly from your bank. You can also rely on the data protection act, the employment discrimination law, and many more to look after your interests.


From personal to professional decisions, there is always a matter of trust to think about. Can you trust a company to deliver? Can you trust a person to hold your back? Knowing how to navigate the complexity of unreliable sources can turn any decision into a success.

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Jamie Sanders is a freelance writer for many media outlets. She married her soulmate and writer, Dennis Sanders. They live in Boston with their two dogs.

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