Running in Place

Do you have get the idea that we are running in place? Think about the same arguments that continue to surface with different players, different topics, and different people over and over and over. How do we get to the point where we can rely on facts and not emotion or assertions?

In my view, the sooner that we are able to converse on facts and not on conjecture, the better in my view. Of course, we love to live in the grey area to ensure that we can get to our point. Yet, even the grey area allows for fact if it is well articulated.

This blog is not creating answers but certainly expecting you to analyze whether you work in facts, grey area with facts, grey area, conjecture, or emotion. Perhaps this alone can get clarity and move discussions, topics, and ideas forward.

 

 

You are NOT for Sale

Character is doing the right thing when nobody is looking. Character is also doing the right thing when someone is looking as well.

The last couple of blogs from Connecting Branches focused on your own value as you perceive them. The questions offered yesterday focused on how you know what your value is. The day before the article outlined how to negotiate from your convictions. This is a huge personal choice that we have to make. As some politicians make promises only to sidestep accountability once elected and hedge fund managers go to jail because of their own moral compasses seeking profits at all costs only you can determine whether you are for sale.

Character is doing the right thing when nobody is looking. Character is also doing the right thing when someone is looking as well.

  • If you say you will do it do it and if you don’t get it done be honest.
  • If you know you should not do something because it will hurt you, someone else, or something else, don’t do it.
  • You are only as good as your core values.

Together we can turn the tide on cutting corners and have the faith and trust that we will always land on our feet!