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“Well done is better than well said.” Benjamin Franklin

“From now on, I will …”

“This is the last time I put up with …”

“He/she will never again …”

Fill in the blanks. 

Words speak volumes so I’m not diminishing their power. But actions are the convincing conversation.

Here are three examples.

His words: Well-known financial expert Dave Ramsey encourages a recession-proof lifestyle: set a budget, live debt-free, and have an emergency/expense fund.

His action? Dave personally uses debit cards for purchases, and since that’s the advice he gives America, he only accepts debit cards, not credit, on his nationally-visited website. Here is his statement about the stand he takes against credit cards.

The company’s words: Stihl, a leading manufacturer of outdoor power equipment, encourages customers to shop locally.

Their action? Stihl sponsors a program to encourage customers to do just that. It’s called Independent We Stand. The company also exclusively stocks their merchandise, not in big box chains, but in thousands of independently-owned, authorized Stihl dealers’ stores. Instead of selling online, they give customers the opportunity to reserve items online to be picked up at a local Stihl dealer, so as not to undercut what they say they support.

The company’s words: Blue Cross Blue Shield, the nation’s oldest and largest provider of healthcare benefits, encourages healthy living to stay in shape.

Their action? Blue Cross Blue Shield provides care benefits, as well as preventative coverage, to its members so they can stay healthy. Employees are offered support by way of free access to an on-site fitness center, workout programs, showers and locker rooms; and the company encourages their workers to exercise during paid company breaks.

WRite wHere I’m supposed to be – May we all live as loudly through our actions.

On the side: A representative from Stihl contacted me and asked if I’d be willing to add a link to their website, and then said she’d like to send my husband and me two free caps for being Stihl supporters. How cool is that? Actions are mighty loud.

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