What is in a name? Can you be trusted?
Building a reputation for yourself takes a lot of work. If your personal integrity is in tact it is really not as hard as you may think. Decide what it is you want people to think when they hear your name or are in your presence. Do they smile? Frown? Shake their head? Get excited? Think about the lasting impressions you leave with people.
Sometimes it’s the smallest things that leave the biggest impressions. Where you on time? Did you arrive ready to work? Positive attitude? Easy to work with? Flexible? I always tell people to be “Early, On Time” when I hire them. It is always important to be on time, but in production it is essential. If you were tardy to the party (I couldn’t resist lol) and did not receive a call back, take it as a learning experience.
The wave of reality shows have altered people’s sense of reality. Having a bad attitude does not equal success. I am a firm believer that you should stand up for yourself and expect respect at all times, but your reaction to dissatisfaction can be a game changer. You never know who is watching.
“Personal brand is what people say about you when you leave the room.”
– John Bezos, Founder of Amazon.com
What type of brand are you building?