In the midst of a tough day yesterday I was humbled by this recommendation I received:
“Enthusiastic (and hilarious) advocate of social media. Get’s it.”
by Ward Supplee, Silicon Valley
Thank you Ward! Providing recommendations and testimonials for your associates, customer and vendors is best done online. This recommendation appeared on Mr. Tweet. Recommending individuals on Linkedin and businesses on Yelp is great for helping build their credibility online. You’ll feel good about doing it. They’ll feel even better when they get it.
Sitting in Mels Diner today, agonizing over a job i want with Yelp.com, I overheard (ok, eavesdropped in on) a conversation that I found disturbing. A family was discussing a problem concerning High School students that are jumping out in front of cars. They do so in an attempt to collect insurance money? Or file law suits? Can this be true? I guess it could however I found nothing about it online. It did remind me that there are still no classes in High School about Character or Principled decision making. As well, my role as a parent may be the only thing between my kids and an intentional traffic incident.
We have to teach self-government. Personal Integrity has to come before you can be honest and therefore trusted by others. If you don’t keep promises to yourself than how can you be trusted by others to keep your commitments?