Myths About Quitting.
I see many myths about quitting like winners never quit and quitters never win. To quit the right thing at the right time is the main key to top performance and the basis of your stop-doing-list. So you should never see quitting as a failure; instead, it pushes you into an area where you combine your commitment, your unique qualities with your passion for doing great things for your clients. It's a brilliant way of building an attractive reputation, and it also means a quality of life.
You could have bright business ideas or brilliant strategies but everything lands in how you are perceived - your reputation. It's something to consider when approaching potential clients, business partners or investors since it sets the stage for interaction. Knowing and nurturing your reputation is probably the best investment you'll ever make and often something that is sadly missed.
Great Leadership Starts With Self-Awareness
Great leadership starts with self-awareness according to numerous articles and research. You make better decisions and are more successful.
Others see our unique qualities and flaws best which makes reputation a critical leadership tool. You should invest in your perceived strengths that make you great but also handle the bugs that hinder successful leadership. I see no other single strategy with the same economic impact as working with reputation.
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Stories Are Everything
Stories are everything and the best story wins.
Your reputation is the story that you bring to the world, and you should be crystal clear of its content. But, it’s not enough to just tell a good story; you have to be one in every aspect since your performance builds your reputation, not what you say about yourself.
Expanding your reputation is a mindset, a lifestyle, a commitment and a game changer.
We Pick And Trust Individuals, Not Companies.
Individual reputation has become a dominant factor everywhere today. According to an article by Kevin O’Keefe referring to the GC Excellence Report individual lawyer’s reputation ranks first in selecting a law firm by a ten to one margin over the importance of a law firm’s brand. We pick lawyers, not law firms. It's the same in every industry, in every company. Welcome to the new world of reputation where you no longer can afford to leave it as a blind spot.
There is no other single strategy with the same impact on the economy as working with reputation. It’s being discussed at The World Economic Forum - is it being discussed in your company?
Others Know You Best - A Major Wake Up Call.
I follow a lot what research says in my area of reputation, and I just read an article in Wall Street Journal about a study performed by Dr. Tasha Eurich who has established that people with a high level of self-awareness make smarter decisions and are more successful.
Eric Schmidt, former CEO of Google and board member of Apple, said in an interview that one thing that you’re never good at is seeing yourself as others see you. In fact, research shows that others know your strengths and flaws best and in an article in Forbes, they suggested transforming the word self-awareness to other-awareness.
It ought to be a major wake-up call since this is what knowing your reputation is all about and why it opens up so many possibilities and makes you more successful. It’s time to take control of your professional approach.