Dr. Claudia “Chloe” Rothbell

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Principles for Living – Part 6

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15. Integrity.

-One of the most important virtues in successfully navigating our lives and the choices we make is integrity.  Conflicting feelings and desires, peer pressure, decisions, material temptations, and the actions we implement, are heavily influenced by our integrity.  It is integrity-blog-summer-landscape-1500748_1280foundational to a person’s character and supports us in standing tall and empowered.  In fact, integrity builds character.  Consistently exemplifying moral and ethical practices, whether alone or, if you are in the presence of others, is a substantive indicator of integrity. 

-Upholding integrity can also be subtle, and we are often put to the test on little things daily.  It is useful to check in on yourself every so often.  For example, ask yourself:

-Am I always honest with myself and others or do I exaggerate, even a little?

-Am I fully accountable for everything that happens in my life, or do I make excuses or have alibis?

-Do I honor my commitments and do what I say I will?

-Do I arrive on time for my appointments and meetings, or do I keep people waiting and then make excuses why I am late?

-Am I doing my best always to be fair and look for win-win situations?

-Do I choose to take the “higher road” even if no one knows about it?

-Do I gossip?

-Do I say “no” when it is necessary?

-Do I have internal conflicts about what I know I should do and what I want to do?

-I know of a situation where someone went to the ATM to withdraw some money, and an extra $20 bill came out of the machine.  They were new bills, so two $20 bills came out together.  That person immediately went inside to one of the bank officers, handed them the $20 bill and explained that she received $20 more than what she entered in the ATM. 

-The bank officer went into the customer’s account, leaned over to her and whispered “the extra money withdrawn does not reflect in your account.  Here, take it.  That’s what I would do if that happened to me!”  The customer refused the money and told the bank officer she wanted nothing to do with it.  She then left the bank and would never work with that bank officer on any of her accounts or future business again.

-Integrity has the final say in decisions.  You either uphold it or you don’t.  When you are congruent with your integrity, it is easier to be happy and sleep restfully at night, knowing your conduct and beliefs are harmonious and aligned. 

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Dr. Claudia “Chloe” Rothbell

Coached to Thrive

About Dr. Rothbell

Dr. Rothbell formerly practiced chiropractic in NY. She is currently in private practice as a life coach, an advanced energy management practitioner, seminar leader, and public speaker. She has found her purpose helping others master the skills they need to champion their lives and live their dreams.

Dr. Rothbell specializes in two main areas; the first is personal growth and development, success, and self-empowerment; coaching her international clientele to remove the obstacles that block them from getting to the next level and to find a deeper sense of purpose, inner strength, success and fulfillment to enrich their lives, relationships, health and careers.

The second specialty is helping those experiencing fear, guilt or grief and those in crisis, to find fast practical solutions, release pain and suffering and experience an inner freedom that brings them more “Light, Love, and Power”, inner peace, balance and a deeper and stronger alignment with their higher purpose in Life.

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