The POWER of Integrity
FULL PODCAST EPISODE 047
Today is the sixth master life lesson and we’ll be covering the power of integrity. Integrity is so important when it comes to impacting people, because when you go by your word and do what you say and take responsibility, people will listen and look up to you. Moreover, most people will agree that in order to make it in business you need integrity. Live to speak your truth.
There was a CEO of a multi-million dollar company who wanted to retire and was looking for someone to take over. He gave all of his staff a seed and told them to nurture it for the next 90 days, and whoever had the most well nurtured plant would take over the company. After 90 days everyone came into his office to show their results. One guy was there with the seed in his hand and wondered if he did something wrong as he looked at everyone else’s beautiful plants. The CEO was in awe of all the plants and went to the last guy who was just holding the seed. The CEO asked what happened and the guy apologized and said he did everything he could but the seed wouldn’t grow.
The CEO then turned to everyone and introduced the man holding the seed as the new CEO. Everyone was confused and asked why he would do such a thing, and the CEO said that he had given everyone a dead, useless seed, but this was the only man who actually came forth and honestly admitted he could not grow the plant. He told everyone that it’s not about being successful, it’s about living with class and integrity.
When you act with class and integrity the quality of your relationships, work, and life in general increases. Zig Ziglar says that when you show up as who you are and you live with integrity, you have nothing to fear because you have nothing to hide. If people associate your name with someone who isn’t truthful then your business and personal growth will plummet. The impeccable person is not perfect, but is someone who will notice their mistakes and take action quickly to change it.
To your continued evolution, live it up with POWER, PURPOSE & PASSION!
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