Looking at the Sunday’s newspaper, on the business section, the headline was “Broken Trust.” The bottom line was even amongst friends, handshake deals are blowing up.
One of the character development lessons I taught recently is “My word is My bond.”
How sad it is in today’s society at every level, trust is now defined within pages and pages of lengthly contracts. Buying an automobile, opening a bank account, purchasing a house, even getting married, you have to wade through hundreds and hundreds of small print items that neither you or your attorney can understand unless it is their speciality.
Today, our generation is severly lacking in honor, civility, courtesy, and manners. Whether standing in the post office, driving your car on the highways, or even in our homes people are focusing on their own needs and not the needs of others.
If you discover a person, a business, a company who still embodies honor and trust, a businessman or salesperson who keeps their words and tells you the truth, cherish them and recommend them to your network.
The Bible says in Proverbs 31, “Who can find a virtuous woman?” I would like to change it to who can find a virtuous business man?
Who can find an honest business man? for his worth is far more than the money in your bank.
His clients trust him, so that he shall have no need of bribes or under the table deals.
He will do his clients good and not evil all the days of his life.
Compliments may be sales talk, and outward appearance of the deal may be deceitful, but if that person fears God, he will tell you the good, the bad and the ugly.
He will be rewarded by favor and recommendations as his concern is for the welfare of his clients not only of himself.
He shall be true to his word, until death, in relationships, in business, and in life and when it’s time for him/her to leave this world, he leave a legacy of good works behind him.