Doug and Lynn Nodland

Doug and Lynn Nodland

What does trust mean to you? Trust may mean different things to different people. We thought a lot about trust as we flew home recently. We trusted people to fly us home safely. When we got home, we had trusted our refrigerator to keep working but, unfortunately, it proved untrustworthy. Now we trust the repair person to arrive soon.

We realized that we all trust people and things. Trusting is part of life and it’s especially important in relationships. Stephen Covey said, “Trust is the glue of life. It’s the foundational principle that holds all relationships.” So, as relationships grow, here are some ideas on how to build trust as a foundational principle:

Chanhassen residents Doug and Lynn Nodland are success coaches and owners of The Balance Center. Doug and Lynn can be contacted at More information and videos at