My son became an Eagle Scout in 2014. A proud moment for our family was the oath he took to be an upstanding citizen.
Oaths have a way of helping us keep our integrity, and the integrity of the community in which we’re making the oath to.
In my business, we do what we can to help entrepreneurs visions come to life. That’s my passion and purpose. I’m about helping others realize their entrepreneurial purpose. And I want my employees, vendors and contractors to feel the same way.
It’s important that we get the ‘buy in’ from those working with us on the vision that we have as entrepreneurs. We want to change the world, and we need a team behind us to help.
As we continue in Nehimiah, we see how the integrity of those working to help rebuild Jerusalem was made public through an oath.
Nehemiah 5:12 says
“We will give it back,” they said. “And we will not demand anything more from them. We will do as you say.” Then I summoned the priests and made the nobles and officials take an oath to do what they had promised.
Nehimiah could have taken the nobels and officials at their word, but he took it a step further and had them take an oath in front of the priests…representatives of God.
There’s something magical about taking an oath in front of a group of people. It tattoo’s your commitment to the cause.
How can you implement an ‘oath’ when bringing people on to your team? Maybe it’s an oath to you, then as the team grows its an oath to the entire team. Maybe it’s a video oath to your customers and fans on social media?
You can also take an oath in front of your team! Watch how your integrity will be elevated to new levels as you make the ultimate commitment of publicly declaring your purpose and mission.