Across the Desk with Elizabeth Plouffe
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Keep it short they say: entrepreneur, teacher, communications professional, superhero enthusiast, lifelong learner, tea addict, book lover and movie watcher. I take what I've learned and help businesses save time, money and craziness for their communications.
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#113: Sneaky Shit - Not at Someone Else's Expense
Have you ever sat and wondered what your mom might think of some of the decisions you make when it comes to business? We all know moms have the power to make us feel 9 with our hand caught in the cookie jar. Or maybe that's just my mom ;) But ultimately, if we use making our parents proud (or grandparents or favorite aunty)as part of the barometer for decision making, I think things might go differently in some cases.
Today we talk about stepping over the line and forcing someone to be the loser in a situation isn't the best way to do business. It might work out short term (*cough Trump cough*) but it will catch up with you. Your reputation will begin to precede you and people will start to get that twist in their stomach when dealing with you. Like it or not, your shady side isn't as well hidden as you'd like to think.
Relationships are not quick deal. They require time and effort and nurturing. You need to have a long term plan in your head ALL THE TIME so that when tempted to be not so awesome, you remember the plan. And that whatever decisions you make will have long term impact on you, your business, your relationships and your life.
Consider this the finger wagging that your mom would give you if she knew what you were up to. And if you're keeping everything on the level? Then this can be your cheek pinch for a job well done :)