> Is Honesty the Best Policy?
honesty the best policy? Do you tell people the
truth in business, relationships and in what you
do? Do you offer guarantees you don’t plan
on providing or making promises you know you can’t
you say you’ll do something or won’t
do something – it is your actions that will
speak louder than your words. Fakes and liars usually
get caught out eventually, so why start that way?
Do you have a hidden agenda when you start a communication
or tell half-truths to get what you want? Those
that lie to get what they want… shame on you!
Is that the best way to start off in business or
a world that is short of honesty at the moment and
full of fakes, you will stand out from the crowd
and attract people, business and opportunities to
yourself. I’ve always been pretty honest with
everyone, now even more so and I find it works wonders.
In relationships, job interviews, business meetings
business partners what you are able to offer with
100% certainty versus what you hope you might be
able to do. It’s OK to say you don’t
know as well and that you will find out, instead
of B.S. your way through. Tell your customers the
truth about what you can and can’t do. Maybe
they will buy something else or come back again
knowing you aren’t going to try to sell them
crap. People find it refreshing and know you have
integrity from what you say and how you say it.
example with a job or relationship, can you guarantee
how it will work out or how long it will last? Many
will come up with all sorts of waffle, when in reality
you can either refer to past experience (remember
past performance is still not a guarantee of future
performance) or just say that you will do your best
and make sure if things change, you will be open
and honest and make sure the issues are fixed before
dumping the project. When you tell the truth, you
will feel better about yourself and allow others
to feel better that they can be open too. Go on
give it a try.
Tell your partner something honest today that
you’ve wanted to get off your chest and
ask them if there is anything they’d like
to say. Chances are the conversation won’t
go as badly as you imagined and if it does (I
can’t make any guarantees it won’t)
– you may feel bad in the moment but this
is only temporary, as afterwards you will feel
Having shared a secret that was burning you up
inside, you will find the burden lifted when you
don’t have to protect it and hold it close
any longer. Sometimes more problems are caused
by what remains unsaid versus what is said.
People lie to get a short term gain and do not want
to feel any short term pain. The thing is when the
lie catches up eventually, you are likely to feel
more pain. It may start with one small lie, then
it grows and moves to other lies and eventually
you will forget which ‘story’ you told.
It is much easier to live one honest life than try
to remember many fake stories. Why would you want
to keep the people that you know and care about
guessing, when you can clear everything up for them
with the truth. - Are you able to be honest today
with someone or does it scare you that much? Guess
what, if there is something that you can’t
tell someone else, then it is only yourself you’re
lying to and being dishonest with!
biggest challenge people have is being honest with
themselves about what they can or can’t do
and what is really true. Never say never, as there
may be things that you are selectively forgetting
so you can be ‘right’ as opposed to
‘honest’. How many lies do you tell
yourself everyday? You can change anytime. When
you lie to yourself and argue with others (or self)
about how things are, you are creating a reality
that may not serve you best and may not be true
for your limitations, and sure enough they’re
yours.” – Richard Bach
you start to tell the truth and people see, hear and
feel it – you will be someone that they can
trust more than all the other people they know. The
bonus is that you will also start to trust yourself
more too. If you are honest with yourself, you’re
less likely to make stupid ego-driven mistakes. So
take a stand for truth, honesty and integrity and
watch your world change.
Please note honesty does not apply to lawyers, solicitors
and career politicians as they are used to twisting
the truth. So no matter how truthful you are, they
will always bend it to what suits ‘them’
through legal double-talk. No offence intended if
you fall into these categories – I just had
to be honest about this too!
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those of you that know Bobby Gill, no introduction
those of you that don't - Bobby has been
on the property scene for 10 years.
He has always had his ear to the ground
and been ready to help those with less experience.
If you're familiar with Parmdeep Vadesha's
Tycoon Forum, he was a big contributor there.
He has covered (and has personal experience)
in renting, auctions, letting and estate
agents, HMO's, student lets, Banking, Solicitors,
Bank Receivers to name a few areas of property.
likes to learn about and get immersed in
various subjects and has more recently been
involved in social media, wealth creation
and personal development events.
doesn't claim to be an expert or guru but
does have a lot of knowledge in various
areas. He's also not afraid to voice his
opinion or speak the truth - so whether
people agree with him or not, you can be
sure he will say it as it is.
Bobby Gill will be writing for MPPT to provide
you with an alternative viewpoint on what
you hear at all the seminars and in the