Build relationships because people work with the people they know they can trust.
People generally want to do their best. They want to succeed and will bring others along with them.
I have worked with people who trusted me and I know that even though I always gave it my all, I’d give more for those who I knew I could trust. Conversely, while I didn’t work less for those I didn’t trust, I certainly didn’t prioritize them in my time or task management.
People who went out of their way to do me harm I stayed as far away from as I could unless it wasn’t possible. Even then, I was wary of them to the point that I didn’t offer to help when I could at times because I was wary of retribution or motives.
I can’t be that different than anyone else.
Build trust and people will trust you back. Be trustworthy and others will notice.