June 12, 2017

OAC 273 Thank You For Your Honesty!

Would you agree that sometimes it's difficult to be honest?  I know there have been times in my life that I hedged the truth to save face maybe, or to keep from hurting someone's feelings. However, as life experiences teach you wisdom you come to...


Would you agree that sometimes it's difficult to be honest?  I know there have been times in my life that I hedged the truth to save face maybe, or to keep from hurting someone's feelings.

However, as life experiences teach you wisdom you come to realize being honest, no matter how hard it might be sometimes, truly is the best policy.

Such a situation just happened to me where someone had to make a painful admission on a phone call.  Our housekeeper had to call and tell me she had broken a little antique cream pitcher of mine. I know that had to be a hard phone call for her to make, but I thanked her for making it.  Had I come home to find it missing I would have thought I had done something to it.  And trust me, confusing someone is not a good thing.

So I thought I would share how much I appreciated her honesty and to take the opportunity to remind you of how important it can be, from dealing with our family members, to our friends, and to the people we encounter every day.  Are you a sales rep, realtor, customer service rep, encounter customers regularly?  Then I certainly hope you aren't fudging the truth to make a sale.  That is not nice and will bite you in the end.

So a very short show today because I don't think I have to pound this is in.  We all know it, but sometimes it is so much easier to dance around the truth than face the consequences.  But I truly believe there are usually more consequences to come if you don't!

I appreciate your listening and sharing and wanted to let you know ideas are percolating on some changes I am making here very soon.  So stay tuned.  And remember on Wednesdays I do tips and strategies with my good friend, laser-focused mentor, Cynthia Bazin.

Passing On A Smile,

Gail