Generally, lying when you do something unpopular, unethical, or even accidently, the return on investment for lying seems like the (obvious) best and most valuable choice – life immediately becomes easier when we are “off-the-hook”.
The wrath and responsibility for owning up to something can be avoided or turned into a non-issue if we lie.
What’s in it for being honest?
The most valuable of all relationship ingredients.
When our son was about two years old (in 2002), we promised him he’d never get in trouble for telling the truth.
Set your bar(s) high.
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The things we can be grateful for often come from unexpected sources and sort of blindside us at first.
The marketing person’s email review and ‘bold’ website critique yesterday was exceptionally helpful.
It was a nice prompt to rewrite a few things at www.jeffnoel.com
That rewrite inspired the same at the other four blogs.
What was awkward was the timing. Her helpful critique was the result of her ‘fishing for business’. Betting she thought i wouldn’t notice her ulterior motive. No harm no foul, business is business – unless the customer (me in this case) reads right through it.