Michael Vick, OJ Simpson, Randy Moss and Terrell Owens. What do they all have in common? They give the NFL a bad name. I don't know any of the men personally and I am sure they are good people, but their actions speak louder than words. They say - "We can do what we want." The reality is they can, but for every action there is a reaction. Sometimes your actions lead to negative reactions. That is the case for many of the men mentioned, and it is worse because they represent a larger organization - the NFL. Should the NFL be doing more to manage athletes? Should they be doing more to protect their image? Whatever your answer, the bottom line is still the same...actions speak louder than words.
The lesson. What reaction are you (your clients) getting? Remember that actions speak louder than words. In all things, do well.