Hey guys, welcome to another mini clip here on the podcast, I’m going to try to do these two to five minute just short bites. So it’s something you could consume while you’re commuting, you don’t have to dedicate hours to it. And it’ll be more consistant, more regular.
I’m going to record these in groupings, and then share them throughout the week. So that way, we always have something that we can use to focus and get our lives in a better spot every day.
Today, it’s about loyalty. You know, for me, loyalty is paramount and, and it’s one of those things where I have always been an extremely loyal person, I, if I’m gonna have to stab somebody, it’s gonna be in the face right in front of you. It’s never going to be in the back.
Because I believe that if I’m involved with somebody for even a little part of my life, I need to make sure that I maintain that even if things go bad, if the relationship has to end, it has to be up front, right? That’s just that’s me. That was what I would hope everybody is but unfortunately, we live in a world where loyalty comes at a price and the question for you today is what price does your loyalty come for? Right?
What do you require from the people around you to show your loyalty? For me, it’s about people that are also dedicated to the same thing that I’m dedicated to. It’s about people that will remain focused. Stay through it when things go south, will they remain and will they fight with you?
Will they bone up side by side with you and say let’s kick ass? Or will they run away to the next thing? If they’re prone to running away I’m prone to not showing my loyalty.
I believe that when you know it’s a lot of people call it they call it a writer dies, right? Your writer die best friend and your writer died this and that. And the other thing and it’s, it’s true. You want people that will stick with you for the good and bad and those people. They get my unwavering loyalty, no matter what’s going on in their life. And, you know, even what am I What am I like?
My job said I had it. We had a lot of people were My loyalty is what kept them when they struggle. And it was because I knew how hard they would work if we just refocus them and give them new direction and maybe a new task and maybe repurpose what their job title was to give them somewhere where they could succeed.
Sometimes we had moved people into positions where we didn’t know if they would sink or float, and they would sink. And the bosses and the powers that be would be Oh, hey, listen, we got to let this person go. And I would be thinking, hey, why this person was moved to this position, pretty much against their will.
The old the old, taking a leave it scenarios.
And my idea was, well, they’ve been so loyal. They’ve done everything we’ve asked, That’s no way to treat them. Instead, let’s ask them, where do they feel the most empowered? Where do they feel they’re going to work the hardest? Where do they feel they’re going to wake up every morning and love what they’re doing every day.
And we asked those questions of the people that were in that situation, and they all were so excited and thrilled to give an answer. Because their voice mattered, right? And when your voice matters, you know what happens, your loyalty increases, because you realize that the people that are maybe organizationally higher than you, appreciate you and will take care of you.
It goes back to an article I posted up on the site recently. And it was all about bosses and what a good boss and a bad boss is. A good boss is always going to ask the question, “What can I do for you?” and that’s what we did.
What we did is we made really loyal employees that want to be there every day and work their ass off for us. We bred loyalty by being loyal. And that’s what it all comes down to guys and girls, it’s about loyalty. And when you show that and you show it with a level of excellence that people appreciate, they turn it back tenfold. So that’s it, think about it a little bit.
Loyalty, what it means to you.