In business, decision must be made every day. One good rule of to consider before making an important decision is you should consider your family and the community.
In this Tip Jim discuss the first time an investor told him about an old saying that is used in several different variations, “Don’t poop where you live.” One explanation of this saying that is found in a blog from stackexchange.com is “One should not cause trouble in a place, group, or situation in which one regularly finds itself”. Another older version of this saying that you may find more familiar, according to the Dictionary of Modern Proverbs, is “You don’t ‘foul your own nest.’”
This business tip is something that is very important but often overlooked many times. There are some things you don’t want to mess up, “foul up”, or “poop” on for a temporary ambition. In today’s world there is a similar saying that is used as a reminder to simply not foul up a place by potentially having a romantic relationship at work that could later get ugly.
If you love what you do in your career, your place of work, or where you are at in your life then be careful to consider your relationships, business and personal, carefully and thoroughly and remember the purpose for which they are to be developed. Keep in mind the expression “Don’t poop where you eat.” You would not want to do anything that would jeopardize something important or essential to you.
In celebration of Communications Concepts, Inc. 40 years of being business, CCI’s President and Founder, Jim Lewis, is sharing 40 tips that he has learned throughout the years about how to survive and prosper in business.
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In our next video, we’ll be talking about “Relationships”. We hope you’ll join us!