I have learned that success is to be measured not so much by the position that one as reached in life as by the obstacles which he has had to overcme while trying to succeed. Booker T. Washington

Walking In God’s Favor: Follow my example, as I follow the example of Christ. I Corinthians 11:1 NIV

Honesty & Integrity is a critical factor in a succcessful life

You empower others to grow when they can see a living example. Nothing is more discouraging than a leader who gives good advice but sets a poor example.  On the other hand, nothing can be more encouraging or inspiring than a leader who lives the life he or she talks about.

Taking Responsibility for Your Choices

Level 4 stewards internally recognize the importance of being who you say you are. Personal integrity has a tremendous impact on your own life and those around you.

In my early 30′s, as a young husband, father, leader, and business man,  I made it a goal I would not teach or speak publicly about principles I was not practicing in my own life.

Warren Buffet says “It takes 20 years to build a reputation and five minutes to ruin it. If you think about that, you’ll do things differently.

Integrity; Vitamins For The Soul

Woman touching her face

Healthy Choices

This idea to be transparent in your public life  can help you to set positive goals of faithful stewardship in how you prioritize your time,  develop your God- given gifts, care for your body-temple and save & invest your financial resources.

Spending quality time with your spouse, attending your children or grandchildren’s events,  exercising regularly and eating healthy foods, budgeting your personal finances, along with setting business goals requires you to consider who you are and the example you leaving others to follow.

Prayer of Blessing: Lord help us to choose to live with honesty & integrity.

Michael J. Vance is the co-host of a weekly podcast Better Husband Father Man a hub for all things marriage, parenting, and self-improvement. Michael J. Vance is the financial & benefit risk manager at Hundley Batts & Associates Insurance Agency. Ardella Vance volunteers her time, talents, and financial resources to causes she is passionate about. Ardella Vance is a gifted educator and a Master Guide in the Pathfinders Club, a global organization empowered to teach life and leadership skills to young people. The Vance’s have been married well over 30 years and share their lives with four adult children and nine grandchildren. They currently reside in Huntsville, Alabama and blog from their 30-day spiritual guide  “The Stewardship of Wealth“.

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