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Clients First: The Two Word Miracle by JoAnn Callaway, Joseph Callaway

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Better for It

How many times do we hear that the greater crime is not a momentary lapse of good judgment, but rather in the cover-up that follows? Watergate, a simple burglary, brought down an American president who thought he could cover it up. Had Richard Nixon taken responsibility for the poor selection and even poorer management of some of his closest advisers, had he trusted the truth and cleaned house, the American people might have reelected him. Even if they had not, Nixon’s disgrace would have been mitigated and we would have been better for it.

We are human beings, and with that fact comes the realization that we are not perfect. We make mistakes. Were it not for our mistakes, we would not learn from our life experiences. Yes, mistakes have consequences. Accept them and move on. Trust the truth and it will bring you joy and peace.

This is your next step on the path to Clients First. With this step, you will grasp and hold the key of honesty. This key alone will change everything and everybody around you, and yet it is a mystery to explain how. How do you achieve honesty? If you feel honest now, how do you know you aren’t already there? Before you began this book, you probably felt that you were putting your Clients First. How do you feel now? If you don’t feel a difference, even if you cannot yet explain it, then you either already do put your Clients First or you need not try. If you haven’t made the commitment to put your Clients First, if you cannot see yourself as ...

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