Character LoansDec 09, 2019
When I decided to open up a music store in my little town I went to my bank. After a quick chat that was more catching up than discussion of my business plan, I signed a note, shook hands with the bank manager, and left with a larger loan than I'd asked.
In the financial world this kind of transaction is called a character loan. Money leant more or less entirely based on a person's reputation and standing in the community.
Character is who you really are and reputation is who other people think you are. Character and reputation don't always align. However, if you consistently show up and act with the intention and integrity, your character can inform and influence your reputation.
Character may matter more than reputation, but it's nice when they rhyme.
Who are you? Does it match with what others think? What can you do today to help ensure it does?
Let's keep flying higher together!
Scott Perry, Chief Difference-Maker at Creative on Purpose.
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