Ethics vs. Ethics
You can't be unethical in your personal life and expect it to not influence your business, social and relational life. I was contacted by an organization several months ago to present a workshop on "Business Ethics." I said I was flattered but I don't believe that there is any such thing as "business ethics." I told the nice lady that it's called simply, "ethics." Why?Because ethics are ethics. They don't need an adjective to identify them. If you are an ethical person, it will be seen in your business, personal life and social life. You can't be unethical and be ethical in business. It can't be hid. You can't be unethical in your personal life and expect it to not influence your business, social and relational life.
I can't guarantee that your ethics will make you success, but I will absolutely guarantee that a lack of ethics in any way will destroy your career. Look at Harvey Weinstein and the "Me Too" movement over the past several years. Look at the politicians who have been forced to resign for lack of ethics in their offices. You can probably think of several notable television and movie personalities who have been forced to resign for lack of ethics. How about sports figures and announcers who had a tremendous following, but lost their jobs and careers in an instant of allowing their private opinions and behaviors to leak out into the public sphere.