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04.03.2019 (74 Days Ago)

Redhead Princess Warrior writes from The City of Brotherly Love

How good is your word?
How good is your word?
74 days ago 16 comments Categories: Lifestyle Tags:

When I was a young girl, I spent a lot of time with my Dad. He started his construction company when I was a wee kindergartner and I rode next to him in his pickup truck everywhere. Over time, I became the permit girl, the organizer, the excel-spreadsheet expert, employee relations, collections and Dad’s biggest confidant. Through his many lessons, the one that meant the most to him was “being a man of his word”. He would often say, “all the money and power in the world is fine, but your promise is sacred. When you say you are going to do something, follow through.” Additionally, he ALWAYS answers his phone.

About a month ago, I was engaged in a negotiation with a client. I asked her, “how can I do more business with you”. She asked me for a killer rate on her accounts.” SO, I proceeded to say, if I give you a killer rate, will you bring me new money and allow me to invest a portion in the market? She promised me the business. A month went by and I became leery, BUT this client delivered with way more than she had promised. Through her demonstration of her word, she gained my respect and my loyalty as her money manager. I know in the future when she makes a promise, her word is gold. She has proven herself to me and now I will move mountains for her.

Does this mean something to you? Do you share this value?

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  •  Fred wrote 74 Days Ago (positive) 
     
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    Loyalty, reliability, energy and truthfulness can take you a long way. Also, look them in the eye!
     
       
     
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  •  SoniaSaleh wrote 74 Days Ago (neutral) 
     
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    It’s the same advice I was raised on. I do notice some people do not keep their word, and there can be a variety of reasons; from their manager said no to they simply forgot. And I must admit I’m guilty too. Still I think the majority of us mean it when we say it and are coming from good intentions.
     
       
     
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  •  Corey_Bearak wrote 74 Days Ago (positive) 
     
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    Loyalty matters and this blog belongs in space enjoyed by past blogs on this topic
     
       
     
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  •  Benjamin_Geizhals wrote 74 Days Ago (neutral) 
     
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    The best of advice. Your word is sacred.
     
       
     
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  •  Rona_Gura wrote 73 Days Ago (neutral) 
     
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    Great story!!!
     
       
     
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  •  CarlyMeyer wrote 73 Days Ago (neutral) 
     
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    I sent this off to Dad and I think it filled him up for the day.
     
       
     
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  •  jzinder wrote 73 Days Ago (neutral) 
     
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    Ones word is everything without it you are nothing!
     
       
     
     
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  •  Daniel_Schwartz wrote 73 Days Ago (neutral) 
     
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    Love this topic. "Your Word" is something we all can have and doesn't cost a penny. But its value is priceless.
     
       
     
     
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  •  NeilHollander wrote 72 Days Ago (neutral) 
     
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    If nothing else I am a man of my word . THAT you can take to the bank ...

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  •  MarilynGenoa wrote 72 Days Ago (neutral) 
     
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    Many of us apparently were raised on the same advise---and I think you did more than fill your dad for one day!
     
       
     
     
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