A young man, who is working in a technology company followed me to Thailand to seek Elephant God's help for his career and wealth.
When we reached the shrine, I asked him, " What would you like to ask ? What are you seeking for ? "
The young man said, " Teacher, I would like to ask Elephant God about my career ? "
Elephant God said, " You are receiving lesser and lesser assignments. Your customers are losing their trust in you that is why you are losing more and more customers. "
The young man said, " I always encounter nasty customers that would give me a lot of problems and headaches. Yes, I am getting lesser and lesser assignments. Can Elephant God please tell me what is the problem ? "
Elephant God said, " You will accept the assignments but you are unable to deliver them on time. You tend to delay one day after another, until the customers come after you. You would then give all kinds of excuses. How can they trust you in future ? "
The young man said, " I always apologise to them if I am unable to deliver on time and would seek their understanding for the delay. How is this totally my fault ? "
Elephant God said, " You have been ignoring your customers and delaying their services until they keep chasing after you for it. You failed to deliver what you promised. This is, of course, a terrible customer experience. Such uncertainty and negative feelings have destroyed their faith and trust in you and it will damage your reputation. "
The young man said, " I understand ! I will change. "
This young man does not think that he has a problem and he does not feel that it will affect his reputation by doing so. Integrity is extremely important because it makes you a worthy and believable person, this will help to create opportunities to boost your reputation and career. You will lose your integrity if you do not fulfill your commitments because you cannot meet the customers expectation.