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Reputation Matters at Work and at Home

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My children believe whatever their father tells them, period. According to all of the children, “Daddy never lies.” The children are so convinced that their father’s word is true, if he told them the sky was green, they would believe it.  They would think some miraculous thing happened and transformed the sky from blue to green before they would believe their father was lying. When he tells them they will get a certain toy or a certain consequence for their behavior, they take his word as gospel, a guarantee. He has  a reputation for telling the truth,  and reputation matters.

Take a moment now to think about your reputation. Think about the reputation you have at work and at home. Be objective when you think about how you are perceived by co-workers, supervisors and those who report to you. Think about how your children, spouse, and siblings think about you. If all these parties got together and talked about you, would you be happy about what you would hear?  If you would be happy and you have a good reputation both at work and at home, good for you! If you do not, be encouraged, you can work to change your reputation.

As long as you are alive, it is never too late to change course and start to become the person you want to be.  Take action now, today to start being the kind of person you want to be. Start exhibiting the behavior you want to be known to possess. Begin being the kind of person you want to be. Creating or recreating a reputation is a long-term project. Do not be discouraged if your reputation is not created or recreated overnight. Reputation lasts a long time because it takes a long time to build. Invest the time and effort to create the reputation you want to have. Reputation is important and reputation matters.



It is fantastic to realize when it comes to your life at work and home, reputation matters. So, the question for you this fantastic day is, what kind of reputation have you created for yourself?

35 thoughts on “Reputation Matters at Work and at Home”
  1. I try really hard to do what is right. You are so right. Reputation is important in both business and personal relationships.

  2. My parents always said your reputation is everything, therefore never give anyone anything negative to say about you.

  3. Great post. You always have to work hard to keep a stellar reputation. One negative comment seems to go much further than a good one does!

  4. Wow deep thought provoking blog! Yes a reputation is very important…I want to have a rep that I am kind and reliable and loyal. I feel bad when I can always do for everyone, but when I do, I do it from the heart.

  5. Everyone should be aware of what type of persona that they put out there in the world. How you interact with everyone leaves an impression of some sort.

    Thanks for sharing this info.

  6. We should always strive to have others think well of us. Good character is something we build on every day.

  7. Excellent post! I work hard to do what is right and to get a good reputation. I don’t want to do something out of character to ruin my reputation either. It’s hard work but well worth it.

  8. And so many people think their online reputation doesn’t matter. That is until something from the past comes back to bite them.

  9. Something I really need to work on! I am always doing stuff a the last second (you can forget the last minute) But it really needs to change!

  10. Funny you should mention this…I have a horrible home reputation for doing the dishes and cleaning up on the spur of the moment. No matter what I do and how I try to improve, my sweetie just sees me as the one who waits until the last minute to clean up.

  11. You are right. Just like when they say “sticks and stones will break my bones but names will never hurt me.” That is a bunch of crap! Names do hurt.

  12. Reputation really is all around and people don’t seem to remember that. Reputation from high school can follow you through college. Your reputation in a job can follow you around for the rest of your career. The way you act to friends or did in the past can also follow you forever. It’s all about recreating yourself and being the person you know you are or want to be. What a great post.

  13. Completely agree, people say they don’t care about what others think about them and to an existant you shouldn’t BUT they doesn’t mean you shouldn’t work for a good reputation.

  14. Reputation does mean a lot. I have taught that lesson over and over to the kids, especially when they were tweens/teens. They get it now. It’s important to reiterate, even if they’re not getting it at the time.

  15. It does matter! I hated people saying “don’t worry about others and what they think about you” cause the truth is, you do care and it does matter.

  16. Your reputation is extremely important, not just at work, but in all aspects of life.

  17. This is a great point to make, especially for bloggers. Word gets around when someone is rude or unprofessional!

  18. I want to leave the world knowing I had a good reputation. Great reminders on the legacy I want to show

  19. I am retired but professionally I had a great reputation and I would like to think I do on a personal level too. If you live your life right, you don’t have to worry about your reputation.

  20. This is fantastic advice. Taking the time to figure out what we want that reputation to be is key.

  21. Yes, reputation is extremely important. It follows you everywhere and can even mean getting a job or not.

  22. Your reputation says a lot about you and its one of the reasons why I tell my kids to be careful who they associate with.

  23. I like that you are able to give an honest assessment of yourself! It is great that you see you are an awesome person even though there are some things you would like to improve.

  24. When I really stop to think about this, I cannot say fully that I have a great reputation right through. There are some faults that I have that would ultimately lead to a poor reputation. On the other hand, there are some things that I can say without a doubt that I absolutely shine at, in these cases, I have a terrific reputation…like being on time, honesty, a good listener. That kind of stuff. I am terrible at sticking to plans (I always cancel last minute…which I KNOW is terrible). I know that it will take time to change these things about me, but I am willing to try.

  25. Reputation is important. I’m teaching my kids to focus on their character, because reputation flows from that.

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