REPUTATION IS EVERYTHING!
Our reputations define us. They determine how we are viewed by our peers, customers, clients, socially, in business – our very success depends on a good reputation. After all, who wants to be associated with someone who is thought of as a thief, or lacking in integrity?
Here are 10 habits to adopt to build a great reputation:
- Be honest in deeds, thoughts and actions.
Honesty and integrity are paramount to a great reputation. Being honest means choosing not to lie, cheat, steal, or deceive in any way. If you do those things, that is what you will become know for.
- Be kind.
Being kind is more than just being nice. It has more to do with genuinely caring about other people. It is rewarding! It strengthens relationships and builds communities. It is a deliberate action, just as deciding to be a jerk is a deliberate action.
- Stay humble.
Humility is important because it prevents hubris. Being humble means you are not boastful or arrogant.
- Never stop learning.
We always have more to learn. Never think you know it all, and never discount others and what you might be able to learn from them.
- Keep good company.
Surround yourself with people you want to be like. This is a conscious choice and a reflection of your own values.
- Be genuine. Make genuine connections.
Genuine means actual, real, honest and sincere. Genuine people are true to themselves. Be authentic. Not who you think you are or who you think you should be. Be your self. Who else is better qualified?
- Be sincere. Value the details.
Sincerity is your personal commitment to everything that you do. Always be good for your word, even if it wasn’t an explicit promise. Pay attention to the little details; write thank you notes, keep appointments, remember names.
- Go above and beyond.
Value excellence. Give excellence. Give more than expected.
- Own your mistakes.
How you deal with failure and mistakes says a lot about you. Don’t blame others. Step up, own them, fix them. Move on.
Reaching goals requires hard work and perseverance. Particularly in the face of difficulties. Take the hard meetings, make the hard phone calls and work through any crisis. Push forward and believe you will succeed.
Building a great reputation takes commitment and hard work. If it was easy, everyone would do it.
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