E N Brown
said 7 months ago:
I posted what I wanted to post – I never pull any punches. People (pretty much) know where I stand on politics and some issues; however it is not a prerequisite to doing business now or in the future.
1 – I don’t feel that any political issues at hand will effect my business acumen as it is portrayed online.
2 – Everyone does have an opinion – I am free to express mine, just as anyone else should feel free to do the same – it has nothing to do with business.
3 – I can work with anyone, no matter what their political designation. All I have to do is steer clear of those types of conversations while doing business with some companies.
4 – If someone holds my decisions on some issues against me – I guarantee you I would not want to work with them anyway. They need me more than I need them.
5 – Last but not least, it is still a free country – I am entitled to have an opinion on any number of things – politics is only one thing.
No – I have never been embarrassed by what I posted when it comes to my own opinions. They are my opinions, I own them and they are a part of who I am. But I also don’t make statements in general, in haste. If I become emotional/angry over what someone else states online – I just take a step back and think on it for awhile.
I can be diplomatic, but that is not always called for or necessary. When it is necessary, I chose my words carefully. They are still my words, and when I can express them calmly, I do so. I don’t back down and I usually do not mince words – I don’t have to in most cases. I just be me.