What are your personal ethics?
Personal ethics in business combine your personal values with your work ethic.
Examples to consider your take on: accessibility, accountability, affordability, collaboration, communication, community vs individualism, conforming to rules and mores, dependability, discipline, empathy, equality, honesty, humility, inclusivity, integrity, intent vs. impact, justice, loyalty, organization, productivity, quality, respect (including self-respect), responsibility, selflessness, time management
Add your own:
- Can your business financially afford your ethics?
- Can your business reputation afford your ethics?
Activity: Write your personal code of ethics.
- This is how you live your life and why you live that way.
- Use “I” statements, relevance, examples, and reasoning.
Activity: Write your professional code of ethics.
- This is how you run your business and why you do it that way.
- You can integrate how your personal ethics influence how you run your business.
- Use actionable language, plain language, detailed overview of each value.
#1: You may or may not want to make your codes public on your website.
#2: Make sure your contracts and work policies (public and private) reflect your ethics.
Resources mentioned in class
Networking: people relationship managers
- Folk (https://www.folk.app/ ↗)
- Monica (https://www.monicahq.com ↗)
Money: Hadassah Damien’s resources at Ride Free Fearless Money
- Make Money & Do Good: Business Startup Guide $15 (https://www.ridefreefearlessmoney.com/blog/asp-products/make-money-and-do-good-a-financial-startup-guide/ ↗)
- Fearless Freelance Small Business Money Skills online course $189 (https://www.ridefreefearlessmoney.com/about/class-descriptions/freelancer-finances/ ↗)
- Pricing for Sustainability $97 (https://www.ridefreefearlessmoney.com/blog/2019/10/pricing-for-sustainability/ ↗)
- Freelance Income Calculator FREE! (https://www.ridefreefearlessmoney.com/blog/2017/11/freelancer_calculator_bossbabe/ ↗)
You will fuck up: be prepared
- Fucking Up Better, A.K.A. How to Apologize as an Organization and Individual with Angel Adeyoha (video lesson from previous in-person Sex Geek Summer Camp) (https://reidaboutsex.mykajabi.com/products/sgpro-guest-speakers-series-kicking-ass-as-a-sex-educator-talks-training/categories/1134954/posts/10823208 ↗)
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