When I was younger and less wise I kept a safety deposit box for the projects I did for cash. The "safety" deposit box kept the money hidden from "Uncle Sam" but not from my self-entitled General Manager. He decided on a whim that he deserved a Porsche.
A: Best friends steal (I played football with the dude in high school)
B: When you cheat others see it and have no problem justifying doing the same to you!
I don't know if you give "cash discounts" and cheat on your taxes. Frankly, how you choose to run your business is up to you. I choose to pay my damn taxes to the most corrupt politicians ever in the "state" of Illinois because...
I don't want to do anything ever in my company that others could perceive as being unethical, underhanded, vengeful or two faced.
I've learned with either wisdom of a life of hard knocks or simple maturity that employees read the company currents like the seasoned sailors they are! (BTW that statement is PURE GOLD!) If they see you doing one thing, it's not a stretch at all for them to take their own liberties too. Next thing you know they are driving a Porsche your behavior bought you!
Nothing and I mean nothing will impact your success or failure more than how YOU choose to lead your organization. I've got 26 years and counting of dead bodies behind me with my fingerprints all over the knife!
THAT IS EXACTLY WHY I'M SO PUMPED TO BE PRESENTING AT THE LEADERSHIP BOOT CAMP WEDNESDAY AUGUST 23rd.
I'm working on my presentation now and I've got so much I want to share I just had to post a teaser now!!!
Are you signed up for it yet?! Don't miss it, it just might save you the cost of a Porsche!