Grit And My Ultimate Top-Level Goal.
I’ve been listening to Angela Duckworth who wrote the book Grit (passion and perseverance) and talks about setting your top-level, ultimate goal. The one that you are aligned to, tenacious and stubborn about - the one that makes you jump out of bed every morning. She recommends to put it down into one sentence, but I only succeeded to get it down into this one paragraph:
Knowing your reputation is THE dividing-line. People will buy from you, work with you, invest in you and hire you based on your reputation and the expectations that accompany it. It goes far beyond your expertise, credentials, and history. Exploring and expanding every inch of your reputation will provide you with the keys and tools that you need for your future success.
Your Reputation, Business and Career.
By exploring the content of your reputation, you will become aware of everything that’s crucial for the future of your career or business. You will understand your real skills and unique qualities that create results and get a trustworthy way to introduce them. It indicates your full potential and shows the bugs that might hinder your success and how to handle them. It’s a privilege to serve in this area.
One way to start working with your reputation is first to write down what you want people to say about you when you leave an important meeting or a project and then start acting accordingly. After that, it’s time to get the real picture of how you actually are perceived by exploring your reputation. Comparing those two pictures will get you many leads on how to improve and perfect your performance.
Seth Godin: "Your reputation has as much impact on your life as what you actually do.”
It’s a privilegie to serve in this area.
How Do You Come Across In Business Meetings?
Have you ever considered how you come across in business meetings or presentations? Knowing your reputation gives you the opportunity to build on your strengths and get rid of your bugs and raise the bar of your business approach. You will be on the more solid ground, and it will have an impact on both you and your company since we trust individuals far more than the company.
You will never be successful unless you are valued by others since they are the people that will hire you, promote you, spread your message and applaud you. Your reputation is how your actions are perceived and should be a top priority to know, influence and expand.
Your Reputation Resumé - Your Most Critical Document.
Your reputation is everything; it’s the one thing that everything in your professional life revolves around. You attract clients, investors or get hired on the expectations that your reputation sets on what you can accomplish and how. Your Reputation Resumé highlights your unique qualities, strengths, and also bugs that might hinder your success. It's an 8-page report on all aspects of your reputation.
Your success doesn’t necessarily have to do with formal training but exploring your talents in new ways. It’s no longer about hard and soft skills but knowing your real skills that create results and your reputation will be the tool.
Twenty of my clients has chosen to undergo the process of mapping their reputation a second time after 4-5 years, and in every case, their reputation had improved substantially reaching new heights. What surprised me was that everyone said that they hadn't done anything that they could put their finger on in the period in between. It puts reputation in a new dimension since they got their reputation into their mind and body and "just" lived and expanded it. It's the true power of reputation.
Working with a Reputation Resumé is about making you realize the huge power of knowing the hidden treasures of your reputation. It’s about delivering the practical tools to Richard Branson’s recent words that success in life and business is entirely based on your reputation. Or Seth Godin’s statement that Your reputation has as much impact on your life as what you do.
Still many, whatever position, are surprisingly unaware of its content. Your Reputation Resumé will put an end to that.
Your Breakthrough Of A Lifetime.
From time to time I consider how I became this nerd in the reputation area and why it’s becoming more interesting every day. Besides being a new approach to highlighting our unique qualities, what has fascinated me the most is how it shows your hidden capacity indicating what you can accomplish. It’s the foundation of everything, and I can’t find anything more important. It’s a privilege to serve in this area.
There will always be bugs that affect your reputation, and you might miss great opportunities without even knowing it. On the other hand - an excellent reputation can initiate loads of possibilities and your breakthrough of a lifetime can come from anywhere. Success in your business or career is entirely based on your reputation. It’s a bit scary that one single factor can decide your professional life.
People will buy from you, work with you, invest in you and hire you based on your reputation and the expectations that accompany it. It goes far beyond your expertise, credentials, and history. Exploring and expanding every inch of your reputation will provide you with the keys you need for your future success. Or again as Seth Godin puts it: “Your reputation has as much impact on your life as what you do.”