I just feel a huge part of freedom is doing the right thing. Years ago I thought I was doing the right thing and took on a new job. I was so excited I was making more money and could spend more time with my family. The company just moved into a new building and I had a wonderful office, then I discovered my team was on the other side of the building. I questioned my location and was told don’t worry about them, you have a great spot. Red Flag 1.
The next day my VP told me I needed to completely replace an application. This was a huge deal and the software and services would cost around $10 million. Oh yes, the VP also told me not to tell my team, since they will be upset. Red Flag 2. At that point I was questioning my job and did not like the situation with the team.
I worked really hard to get solutions and bids from ten different companies. I was working on my report when the VP called me into his office. I was excited about a couple of the solutions and he said, that is nice. Then gave me a package from another company, I noticed the company name. I told him I contacted them and they did not reply to my emails. I said, I will review them and include them in the report. He stopped me and said, no you are not getting it. This is the company we will work with and you are to arrange the procurement. I questioned the other companies, and he said make sure my report chooses this company as the winner with the best product and price. That was it, I said I am out of here. I walked away from the job.
So often we get pushed into doing things we don’t agree with just to keep peace or to keep your job. The problem is when you are not doing the right thing you feel bad and so far away from freedom. However, when you do the right thing you will feel so much better and proud of your efforts. The more you focus on doing the right thing the more respect you will receive. Start doing the right thing in your actions. The right thing should be helping others or improving something, it is also being honest in all your efforts. And you know what the biggest part of freedom is doing the right thing with joy and love.
Much joy and love to you and yours