Loyalty; A Fiduciary Responsibility

Real estate agents from across the country prompted me to write this article. If we step back in time 50-60 years, people

were loyal to each other. They were loyal to the people they did business with. The giving and receiving of loyalty was expected. It was almost like an unwritten law of conduct. In many cases, deals were made with a handshake. No written contract was required. What happened to it?

Then came prosperity

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Where Is Your Loyalty?

Loyalty Creates Respect

Loyalty Creates Respect

I want you to notice the resemblance of the words loyalty and royalty. The word “Royalty” expresses its own definition. When we think of royalty we automatically think of kings, queens and distinguished people of great importance or things held in high esteem.  Loyalty means the quality or state of being loyal. To be loyal is to be faithful in allegiance to a person, thing, cause, ideal, or custom. Personally I think of loyalty as repayment in service for a kind act that has been done to me. We are loyal to our spouse by keeping our self only unto them. I demonstrate loyalty to my drug store by purchasing all my medicine from them and not shopping at other drug stores; when at all possible. I am loyal to my favorite football team by being a fan regardless whether they win or lose. I am loyal to my children by elevating my love for them above all others. My true loyalty is always expressed by my actions as well as by my words.

Personally I feel I should be loyal to people outside my family and closest friends. I select the place I want to buy my gas based on their price, location and quality of service. If I am pleased with the quality of services they provide, I will demonstrate my loyalty by buying all my gas from them whenever possible. They in return demonstrate their loyalty to me by continuing to provide me quality services. The expressions of loyalty between two people are characteristics that make living more enjoyable; the joy of knowing that people hold me in higher esteem than my competitors.

The Golden Rule is to do unto others as you would have them do unto you. Unfortunately everyone doesn’t live by that principle. [Read more…]