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Be Ethical, it Pays


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How many times have you heard someone bad mouth a business person? How many times have you heard someone bad mouth another professional in their industry? The truth of the matter is, even though the subject of ethics may seem easy to understand, its actually not.

Where do you cross the line between hard working aggressiveness and being unethical? Well, just look at the long-term consequences of what you are doing today in your profession. If what you are doing today constitutes “burning bridges, " then you know its time to re-evaluate how you conduct yourself. The person who feels they are getting the short end of the stick from you today, may show up in your office 3 years from now looking to do business, and they'll probably walk out once they see that you are the one handling their account.

Put yourself in the shoes of the person sitting across from you, or the company sitting across from you. In the professional world, different companies do business with each other for a reason, all sides tend to gain from it. Its normal to do business with another person or company, with all sides coming out on top.

How would you feel if you got ripped off? Its something that's hard to forget. Being lied to is another action that most people don't easily forget. Try keeping the focus on making all sides happy, in all business transactions. You don't want anyone walking away mad. Practicing bad ethics isn't just the fastest way to a lawsuit, but it affects us emotionally. The long term scars of dealing with someone who is unethical is damage that is unrepairable.

Anyone who feels that they must be a “hustler" or a “smooth talker" in order to succeed in the professional world is sadly mistaken. Personally, I can't stand people who are like this. I can smell them a mile away, and their attitudes usually turn me off. Attitudes like that turn alot of people off. At the end of the day, be ethical, it pays.

Sam Hachem is an electrifying Motivational Speaker who speaks on many inspirational, motivational, business, self improvement, health, and family topics. Sam was once over weight and unemployed but was able to turn his life around by losing weight, getting healthy, and creating a 6-Figure per year income. Sam wants to share his experience, his knowledge with the masses. Sam is available for public speaking engagements through his website at


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