In addition, a reputation is a fragile thing. It requires constant feeding. Consistency is crucial. For example, if you live up to your reputation 99% of the time but fail to do so 1% of the time, you risk disproportionate reputation damage especially if the person you let down is a highly influential connection in your network.
A good reputation is a natural outgrowth of you. This is an on-going journey of self-development and self- awareness.
THE BENEFITS OF A GOOD REPUTATION
- You can’t stop others from maligning you, but a good reputation can come to your rescue when other members of your network rise to your defense without you even knowing it.
- A good reputation provides you a target at which to keep aiming. Let your good reputation serve as motivation for you to try to improve yourself.
- A good reputation represents a great marketing strategy. When I find a service provider of any kind whose performance outshines their competition, I become their most enthusiastic free sales person because I recommend them enthusiastically to others, and I’m happy to pay them what they’re worth.
- A good reputation inspires others. We all need positive role models, even the best and brightest among us.
What kind of Reputation do you have?