Integrity Matters

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I don't read many of the posts from Barry Owen but I know he has solid content.  Integrity is big in my book and I don't deal with people that don't possess it.

Original content by Barry Owen TN #251071


1: firm adherence to a code of especially moral or artistic values : INCORRUPTIBILITY 2: an unimpaired condition : SOUNDNESS3: the quality or state of being complete or undivided : COMPLETENESS (Merriam-Webster)

Lack of integrity negates trust!

Yep! Only you know your own, personal “standards” and only you can preserve these personal sacraments.

Similarly, only YOU have the power to Honor these promises to yourself . . . or not.

When you compromise your personal standards, you break trust with yourself.

Trust is slow to earn and fast to disintegrate.

No one is exempt from these realities.

We tumble through life making choices.

While some folks might argue that their transgressions from the “standard” were accidental – that they un(sub)consciously erred.

I don’t allow this leniency . . . for the violation of a break in personal integrity.

If you cannot trust yourself, who CAN you trust?





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Comments (14)

Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

What a great reblog, Brian. I missed the first post. If you don't have integrity you have nothing. 

When you compromise your personal standards, you break trust with yourself.

Jul 28, 2020 08:27 AM
George Souto
George Souto NMLS #65149 FHA, CHFA, VA Mortgages - Middletown, CT
Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert

Brian I agree with you.  If I don't trust someone, then I don't want anything to do with them.

Jul 28, 2020 08:33 AM
Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
"Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"

Hello Brian,  you hit a home run on this reblog to share with us here in the rain that we could of miss first time around.


Jul 28, 2020 08:37 AM
Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

Thank you very much, Brian, for sharing this reblog selection.

Take care, be safe and have a great day.

Jul 28, 2020 08:40 AM
Beth Atalay
Cam Realty and Property Management - Clermont, FL
Cam Realty of Clermont FL

Hi Brian England, this is a great post to reblog. Sometimes, I wonder if those without integrity are aware of it.

Jul 28, 2020 09:07 AM
Mike McCann - Nebraska Farm Land Broker
Mike McCann - Broker, Mach1 Realty Farmland Broker-Auctioneer Serving Rural Nebraska - Kearney, NE
Farm Land For Sale 308-627-3700 or 800-241-3940

Sounds fair enough.  I, on the other hand, have never held myself in such high esteem to think I can never make a mistake.  Anyone that does may want to watch out for Hubris!  

Jul 28, 2020 09:08 AM
Norma J. Elkins
Elite Realty Group - Morristown, TN
Realtor - Elkins Home Selling Team

Awesome re-blog, I am glad you shared because I missed the original.  Hope you have a wonderful day!

Jul 28, 2020 09:44 AM
Kathy Streib
Room Service Home Staging - Delray Beach, FL
Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224

 Hi Brian= I think you made an excellent choice for a reblog!!!!  Thank you. 

Jul 28, 2020 10:00 AM
Barry Owen
Pareto Realty - Nashville, TN

Thank you for reblogging this post Brian England 

Jul 28, 2020 10:52 AM
Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Retired - Franklin, MA
Previously Affiliated with The Todaro Team

when I was actively working in real estate as a listing agent, I knew who had integrity and who was questionable.... If I had to do business with those with questionable integrity, I did it very carefully and went beyond what was needed for paperwork.... every step of the way.... 

Jul 28, 2020 11:01 AM
Vinnie Vacca
HomeSmart - Phoenix, AZ
Your Phoenix Real Estate Expert

We are nothing without integrity. Thank you for sharing Brian.

Jul 28, 2020 12:16 PM
James Dray
Fathom Realty - Bentonville, AR
Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results

Morning Brian.

504 Gateway is alive and doing well this morning.  Hope this makes it through.  We are doomed without integrity

Jul 29, 2020 12:55 AM
Grant Schneider
Performance Development Strategies - Armonk, NY
Your Coach Helping You Create Successful Outcomes

Hi Brian England - thanks for reblogging.  I missed the original.  If you don't have integrity you have nothing.

Jul 29, 2020 12:30 PM
Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

I hope you are enjoying a very productive month.

Dolores and I are still staying at home.

Jul 30, 2020 06:12 AM