Your word should mean something.

Your word.

I have not had the pleasure to work for many people. However, my ex-bosses attitude was… He can so he will. He often changed his mind and crossed people because he felt like it. At times he asked me to renegotiate contracts and I would. I was “doing” my job.

However, one time he asked me to out and out lie and I refused. I explained that I cannot because it will ruin my name if the truth got out. It was not hard to find out the truth, it was about budgeting and all. In the end, he understood that such a thing was way too easy to track and we would all look like fools.

A contract is a contract and your word should mean something. For him, it’s a game, and nothing else. 

You make a deal, and you keep your word.

Many people do not keep their word and this is very irritating. This goes for business, relationships, and friendships. If there was money made and promises made, then keep your word.

Like this old man did.

We had a lovely 76 year old landlord once. He rented us 21 Fasken Drive when our business was growing. He and my father were going over a lease agreement. Both my dad and he loved the negotiation part of the business.

As they were going back and forth on the rent and the tax and maintenance bit they slid this piece of paper back and forth. 

This many years or that many at this rate and so forth. 

When the paper returned to my dad. My dad then suddenly took the pen, signed the deal, and reached out to the man to shake his hand. The old man reached out and also shook hands with my dad. 

The man’s daughter was too late to intervene as the men shook hands. His daughter was upset that he made a small mistake and we ended up with a great deal. The old man looked at his daughter and said… 

I wrote what I wrote, my mistake… He honoured his deal and we had the building for 5 years. Those men, those honest people do not seem to exist anymore.

That is honesty and integrity, what do you bring to the table? There is no easy money. But there are plenty of people who are willing to take and tear off a piece of anyone they can for fun. Once more this goes for all aspects of life. Many people are short-sighted and narrow-minded. They see the right now and not the future. 

Mean what you say.

Say what you mean and act accordingly. Life is never easy, why make it hard? People, please understand that we should all get along and be as good to each other as possible.

#truth #integrity #honesty #trust #trustworthyness #promisses #truth


Published by Zsolt Zsemba

Zsolt Zsemba has worn many different hats. He has been an entrepreneur, and businessman for over 30 years. Living abroad has given him many amazing experiences in life and also sparked his imagination for writing. After moving to Canada from Hungary at the age of 10 and working in a family business for a large part of his life. The switch from manufacturing to writing came surprisingly easily for him. His passion for writing began at age 12, mostly writing poetry and short stories. In 1999, the chance came to write scripts. Zsolt took some time off from his family business to write in Jakarta Indonesia for MD Entertainment. Having written dozens of soap operas and made for TV movies, in 2003 Zsolt returned to the family business once more. In 2018, he had the chance to head back to Asia once again. He took on the challenge to be the COO for MD Pictures and get back into the entertainment business. The entertainment business opened up the desire to write once more and the words began to flow onto the pages again. He decided to rewrite a book he began years ago. Organ House was reborn and is a fiction suspense novel while Scars is a young adult drama focused on life’s challenges. After the first two books, his desire to write not only became more challenging but enjoyable as well. After having several books completed he was convinced to publish them for your enjoyment. Zsolt does not tend to stay in one specific genre but tends to lean towards strong female leads and horror. Though he also has a few human interest books, he tends to write about whatever brews in his brain for a while.

%d bloggers like this: