Two companies really impressed me recently. On the way home from California, I grabbed a water bottle from one of the airport convenience stores. I can’t remember what it cost, but I liked it because it was a solid aluminum, BPA-free, reusable bottle. The water bottle is called PATH and I have used it repeatedly since I bought it 6 weeks ago. In a world of disposable everything, PATH said, “We will do what’s right, not what’s the most profitable.
The second company that impressed me is Seed. A friend told me about their probiotic, so I decided to give it a try—and their product did not disappoint. Then I received an email from them yesterday explaining how they also created a probiotic for bees. That’s right, BEES! They explained, “widespread pesticide use, along with climate change, disease, and habitat loss, has contributed to Colony Collapse Disorder and reduced honey bee populations at an alarming rate.” So they created a probiotic for bees that bolsters immune resilience and protects against pathogens! Brilliant, right?
Why am I telling you this? The world does a lot of what it does for, as my dear Dad would have said, “the almighty dollar,” and that isn’t necessarily a bad thing at all. But I do believe we need to always ask ourselves, “What is the right thing to do?” The right thing keeps us in alignment with our core values, our ethics, our morals, our character, and our integrity. The right thing isn’t always the easiest thing, but it’s a great question to ask ourselves if we want to be a great leader.
Let’s GO! WE GOT THIS!