One of the most important things we need to face as business owners is that we aren’t perfect. No matter how much we want to be, we aren’t. And, to top it off, business doesn’t always go the way we want it to, and we might make a mistake or two along the way.
I know … tell me it isn’t so! But it is.
There may be times in business when you really don’t want to own up to something that might not put you in the best light with a client or colleague. Or you don’t want to admit something that may make you look less than the success you want others to see. But no matter how much you don’t want others to see the “real you” in that particular moment or under those particular circumstances, deceitfulness and guile have no place in business.Honesty IS, and always will be, the best policy in every situation.
Even at your worst, honesty is, and always will be, the best policy.
Admit it. You’ve been there at one time or another. It would be soooo easy to blame that mistake on someone else. It would be even easier to be less than truthful by saying you never received an email with instructions to do something you flat out forgot to do, but didn’t want to admit to your client or colleague that you may have screwed up.
We’ve all had those moments when we might be tempted to lie about something rather than tell the truth. Don’t let that temptation give birth!
No matter how tempted you are to even slightly stretch the truth, it’s still a lie. Honesty and truthfulness should always prevail. Never, ever lie. Deceitfulness and guile have no place in business.
When faced with unpleasant situations in business (and in your personal life), honesty can be very uncomfortable at times, however …
Honesty IS, and always will be, the best policy in every situation.
In business since 1991, Terry Green is the founder/CEO/President of BizEase Support Solutions, an American-based, online marketing support company comprised of a team of talented professionals from around North America. BizEase excels at providing speakers and business coaches worldwide with seamless online marketing solutions, from setting up ecommerce solutions, membership sites, web design and maintenance, to writing blog posts and managing Social Media and PR campaigns. BizEase clients (who span five continents) take great joy in allowing the BizEase team to take care of the details so they can get back to doing what they do best! Click here to get our bi-weekly tips ezine delivered to your inbox every other Friday, with tips on plugins, apps, and tools to make you more productive today!