Many of us believe we are honest people. When asked if we have integrity, most of the people reading this would probably say “yes”. Usually we think in a very linear way about integrity. We think of honesty, we think about whether we would lie or write bogus applications, etc. And when we look under that lens, it seems that we are honest and have integrity.
But at its core, integrity means-are you true to your word? Do your actions, model what you say? Do we say family is the most important thing and then we ignore them? Do we say we work hard but spend very little time pro-actively making phone calls and most of it responding to e-mails and reacting to others? When I leave my family to go to work, in my mind, I have a responsibility to make the most of that time. If I say I love them and they are most important, then every minute with them needs to be cherished-I don’t need to be working. Conversely, every minute away from them needs to be spent in the best fashion.
When we go to work, do we spend our time cranking calls and working hard? Or do we go in with very little planned, just checking e-mails and responding to the calls and e-mails we receive? It is easy to spend an entire day just responding to e-mails and calling people back that have called you. You can also block all that activity into two blocks of time no more than 1 hour each and accomplish the same thing in 2 hours and in so doing, free up 6 hours for marketing. And if you do that, how much more successful will you be? Let's take a moment and think about this integrity piece. Do you have integrity at work? Are you really working or just responding? What one thing can you do to improve or increase the number of marketing calls you make next year? The answer to that question can greatly increase your income now and in the future.
Thoughts for the day.
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