What is the Platinum Rule?.Day 11 Part 3 (Final)
So after a research of the story behind the Platinum Rule, what does it all mean?
Do for yourself what you do for others. (I totally made up this rule, by the way.) In other words, expect the same of others as you expect of yourself: honesty, work ethic, quality of work, accountability, etc.
Further, don’t let people walk all over you, disrespect you, lie, cheat, steal, etc. and let them get away with it. Stand up for yourself and demand the same respect from them as you give. DO NOT do it out of entitlement or ego based arrogance – do it out of self-respect. Do it based on the principle that if you don’t stand up for yourself and demand what is yours, no one else will do it for you. No one will look after you (your time, money, finances, investments, etc.) like you would look after yourself.
People will only respect you and your boundaries if you respect yourself enough to enforce them.
There is nothing noble about being the martyr and constantly compensating for other people’s failures and lack of integrity. Yes, the Golden Rule is the rule to start with – I am still a trusting person and I still give people the benefit of the doubt – but there has to be a limit to how far you let people get away with things once that trust has been breached.
Don’t let your attachment to comfort make you so non-confrontational and passive that you fail to stand up for yourself, your business, your family, or your rights.
“Give a man an inch and he will take a mile”, the old saying goes.
I can confidently say that finding the delicate balance between grace and nature is a wonderful, empowering, and satisfying place to be.
With that WAKE UP call survived and lesson learned, I’d like to ask you a few questions:
o What are the things in your life that you tolerate that you know you shouldn’t?
o Do you put up with people dissing you, crossing the line without consequence?
o Do you tolerate being compensated less than you are worth?
o Do you let everyone else have their dibs on your paycheck before you even see it?
Have you fallen for the con and bought into the lie that you are only worth as much as others are willing to pay you?
Just because there are 10 people in line, willing to take your job should you vacate your position, does this mean that you should be “lucky” to have work? Or, is it time to WAKE UP! and stop disrespecting yourself by cashing those pencil whipped paychecks!? Aren’t you insulting yourself every time you do so . . .?
Think about it for a second. You are likely worth 100 times more than anyone could ever pay you. Your life experience is vast, you have a good work ethic, you are persistent, you always do your best . . . Do not think for a second that you have no other options!
You have alternatives.
The question is whether or not you are willing to seriously consider your options and make the tough decisions. Or, will you get sucked back into your comfort zone? It’s 2013 for goodness’ sake and you can literally build an empire with little more than a smartphone!
Are you willing to ask yourself the tough questions? Are you willing to handle the truth; the honest answers?
Source of much of this content is from Jay Kubassek for which many thanks.
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With special thanks to Greg and Fiona Scott who inspired me to write/contribute to this content.
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Inspired by Gavin Mountford’s Networking Superstars and Game of Tribes for which many thanks.
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