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Monday Motivation: The Integrity Scale

Monday Motivation: The Integrity Scale

Monday Motivation, 2.25.19

Written by: Ben Rogers

Every Monday, The Rogers-Long Team meets for one of its two weekly meetings. The Monday meeting always ends with “Monday Motivation” in which a few minutes are spent listening to one team member presenting a quote, a quick reading from a book, a scene from a movie, or anything else they find motivating to provide a “spark” to the whole team on a Monday morning.

 

“Monday Motivation” is all about the cliché. We share quotes, videos, stories, and more because it sounds cool, it’s enlightening, and it might just motivate us to get going. The easy part is talking about it; the difficult part is actually doing it. Those who actually commit to the cliché and execute are the ones that typically succeed. A good way to gauge this is by placing yourself on the “integrity scale”.

The word “integrity” is one of those “cliché” words and it can be defined many different ways by different people and here are just a few from a quick google search:

  • The quality of being honest and having strong and moral principles
  • Moral uprightness
  • The state of being whole and undivided
  • Adhering to moral and ethical principles
  • Working honestly and fairly with the public and with each other

All of that sounds good, but I’m going to break it down much simpler so that we can gauge our own integrity. Try this for a new definition of integrity: doing what you say you’re going to do for YOURSELF and for OTHERS.

The Integrity Scale

Part 1: Yourself

On a scale of 1 – 10, how often do you actually do what you say you’re going to do for yourself?

1            2            3            4            5            6            7            8            9              10

____ % (multiply rating * 10)

Part 2: Others

On a scale of 1 – 10, how often do you actually do what you say you’re going to do for others?

1            2            3            4            5            6            7            8            9              10

____ % (multiply rating * 10)

Part 3: Your Integrity Percentage

Average the two percentages.

My total integrity percentage: ____________

Integrity is about taking care of 2 groups of people: 1 – YOURSELF, and 2 – OTHERS. This cannot be stressed enough. TAKING CARE OF YOURSELF and doing what you say you’re going to do for YOURSELF matters equally as much as doing what you say you’re going to do for others. Most people apply the “normal” definitions of integrity only to others, and that’s where we fall short.

It’s likely that you’re not over the moon about your percentage, and that’s normal. It’s also likely that you rated higher in part 2 than you did in part 1. The good news here is that we’ve now pinpointed where improvement can be made.

Where did you fall short on the integrity scale? What can you do to improve? This week your motivation is simple: do what you say you’re going to do – for others…AND for yourself.

 

Ben Rogers, The Team Leader of The Rogers-Long Team, has been in the real estate business since 2012. In 2014, he began The Rogers-Long Team with Kevin Long, which produced over $25,000,000 in volume production in 2017. In addition to selling homes and leading the team, Ben hosts a podcast show called the “The Bottom Line”, which can be found by clicking here. The Bottom Line is a Podcast that links lessons learned from sports, business, and life and is targeted at those who are striving for excellence, while ‘Average Sits on the Bench’.

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