Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Secrets of the Successful: I.M.A.G.E. - "E" is for what? Tips of the GREAT Men.

This is the last part of the secret of the successful series of blog posts. What does the "E" in IMAGE mean. Discover the completion of success tips!

Sadly, a topic a lot of businesspeople seem to have forgotten in these fast-paced and topsy-turvy business times. Too many cut corners. They go for the cash grab. They think only about themselves. Whatever happened to good manners, excellent ethics, and remembering that doing good business is actually very good for business? 

You will never go wrong in doing what is right, my friend.

Nothing's more important than being honest, highly dependable, staying on time, and treating people the way we want to be treated. "How well you make your sheets determines how well you'll sleep in your bed." I took that to mean that the way we do anything is the way we'll do everything. And even one breach against our ethics will pollute everything we touch.

Nothing is more precious in work than staying consistent with your values and protecting your good name. In so many ways, your reputation is all you have. May I suggest that you never do anything that will tarnish the architecture of integrity that you'll establish as a leader. Ultimately, people will flock to you or run from you based on your reputation. We live in a fascinating world. Like no other time before this, ordinary people can grow a massive following around them. With a few strokes on a keyboard, consumers can tell the world about who you are, what you've done, and all you stand for. Given this reality, maintain a pristine name and guard your personal brand by being impeccably ethical. You know, I've read about people who've spent forty years of their lives building a great reputation and a fantastic move performed in sixty seconds of bad judgment. Be exquisitely honest. Say what you mean and mean what you say. Be ferociously humble. And vow to yourself to work with the strength of character of the people you most admire. Integrity always leads to beautiful rewards. Be courageous enough to ensure your deeds reflect your creed. And make sure that your video is sync with your audio. Trust me on this idea. Please trust me on this.

You're a fine young person! I have no doubt you will do great things in your career and with your life. Please carry with you the philosophy that you need no title to be a leader. Everyone can lead. And it all begins with you - and the choices you have the power to make. 

If you learned something from this or appreciate this, I'm sure you'd enjoy a copy of Robin Sharma's book "The Leader Who Had No Title". Grab one!

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