Your Word is Your Handshake

In the day and age where many, if not all, business agreements are concluded via email, telephone, or some other method in which the parties are not face-to-face, your word becomes your handshake.

In the days of yore, a deal was signed, sealed & delivered with a handshake. It represented the type of Cowgirl or Cowboy you were. If you broke your word, you were considered dishonest and untrustworthy, and often your word would precede your handshake and after a while the cat would be out of the bag.

It didn’t matter if you never sent over the agreed upon monies or documents. It didn’t matter if you bad mouthed your business agreement for whatever reasons. It didn’t matter if you twisted the story to make yourself the victim to all your peers.

When you make an agreement and give someone the go-ahead to do something for you, don’t back out on it! It’s as simple as that. The only thing it boils down to is your conscious. Only three people know the real story: the person doin’ the lyin’, the person gettin’ strung along, and the Almighty Lord. Can you live with yourself with the lies you told?

So while the world seems to be collapsing in chaos and confusion, honesty and integrity live on in your handshake… Hopefully your word has a good grip!