Your Reputation is Everything!
It takes a long time to build a strong reputation but it only takes a short instance to destroy it. There’s no substitute for a good reputation. It’s withut question an indispensable factor for sutainable success.
A recent study revealed the difference between top sales people and average ones was not talent, but reputation. People trusted the top sales people more. No one likes to do business with someone they don’t respect…
“Live in such a way that if anyone should speak badly of you, no one would believe it.”
The common mistake most people make is thinking that reputation is a matter of “image.” So they worry themselves with questions like, “how do I look?” or “did I say the right thing?”
To build a long-term good reputation, you must focus on your character, not your image.
Respect isn’t given as it must be earned through these six character qualities…
Integrity: Respected people tell the truth, regardless of the consequences.
Humility: Respected people don’t think less of themselves, they simply think of themselves less.
Dependability: When we say yes, or when we say no, people can count on us following through, regardless.
Having Priorities: We have goals, written down, shared with others, and work towards them consistently.
Generosity: We give to others without any expectation of anything in return.
Putting Others Ahead of Ourselves: We learn that selflessness is the way to building strong relationships.
So here are a couple of questions for you today, tomorrow and the next…..
What are people going to remember most about you?
How many of these qualities listed above do you need to work on?
Start today focusing on our reputation!