Ten to twenty years ago the bookstores were full of books on values and developing character. I don’t see this so much today. A situation arose lately where I was disturbed that someone I do business with did not keep his word with me. I do my best to live by a few rules. One is keeping my word. If I make a plan or a promise, I do whatever I can to make sure I keep my word.
Keeping my word is a reflection of my character. Although, like a friend said to me once, “Candess, what people think of you is none of your business,” I still like to at least have some control over how I am perceived in regards to my behavior.
Recently, I arranged with a friend to attend a holistic fair and share a table. Another opportunity came up to travel with different friend. When on the phone with my first friend I shared I didn’t think I could do the fair with her. As soon as I got off the phone, there was tightness in my solar plexus (third chakra.) I immediately realized that I was out of integrity in this decision. I called my friend back and cleared the situation by telling her that I was indeed going to the fair with her and I apologized for initially not keeping my word.
These two incidents really have me thinking about who I choose to have as friends and with whom I will do business. More importantly, they have me thinking about how I am as a friend and how I am as a businesswoman. This is an invitation for you to join with me in moving into integrity and together, let’s practice keeping our word!