What does integrity mean to HoneyBliss?
It seems to me, that nearly every business, is constantly telling and reassuring clients through promotional advertising, websites, networking and social media. If a business strives to maintain their integrity with all its day to day operations and sales, then it doesn’t have to announce that.
The dictionary defines it this way
“In ethics, integrity is regarded by many people as the honesty and truthfulness or accuracy of one’s actions.
Integrity is a personal quality of fairness that we all aspire to — unless you’re a dishonest, immoral scoundrel, of course.”
The Huffington Post sees it this way
“Integrity stems from the Latin word ‘integer’ which means whole and complete. So integrity requires an inner sense of ‘wholeness’ and consistency of character. When you are in integrity, people should be able to visibly see it through your actions, words, decisions, methods, and outcomes. When you are ‘whole’ and consistent, there is only one you. You bring that same you wherever you are, regardless of the circumstance. You don’t leave parts of yourself behind. You don’t have a ‘work you,’ a ‘family you,’ and a ‘social you.’ You are YOU all the time.”
There are times when just about all of us find that we are suddenly out of step with ourselves, our friends, family, staff, colleagues or clients. Despite our best intentions, it is actually extremely difficult to be in integrity 100% of the time. Sometimes, our emotions get the best of us and we are unable to intentionally manage our behaviour and actions. Consistently trying to bring ourselves back into step when we recognise this, is part of integrity building.
The HoneyBliss vision is to “nourish body, heart and spirit,” so it is a holistic vision, despite the fact that our products are applied topically to the skin. From the time the recipes are designed, to the ingredients that are selected from the growers, to the time products are made, labelled and sent out for sales, this vision applies. Who I am at work, is who I am at home and how I treat people on a day to day basis is just the same. I want to create the best experience I can for the clients at the other end of the courier run, the store or in my clinic. I use the best naturally grown healing ingredients in a recipe designed to help with repairing, protecting and nurturing the skin, and the user.
Client feedback reflects that approach. I believe living at all times with integrity in our business and personal life is something we need to be continually conscious of. When we fall out of step, we need to look at why and make an effort to get back in step again. I am constantly empowered and supported by other people around me whose integrity is part of their everyday lives.
Sharing my extensive knowledge and experience through HoneyBliss products, my support and advice is my way of making the HoneyBliss vision an everyday reality.