Friday, August 25, 2017


Look What You Made Me Do

How would you rate your reputation?
Would you blame or applaud others for that rating?
How do you ruin or improve our reputation?
What defines a good reputation?

Let's take a look:

  1. the beliefs or opinions that are generally held about someone or something.

Why should we care about how others perceive us?

(What would Psychology Today Say?)

"Our reputation represents the way others look at us and as such is at once critically important and utterly trivial. Utterly trivial because if we have a healthy self-esteem we won't need others to think well of us (though many of course do struggle with this and often find their sense of value vulnerable to the opinions of others—especially their perception of the collective opinions of others). Critically important, however, because even those of us with resilient self-esteem live in a great social network and need a good reputation for practical purposes—friendship and income chief among them. It's hard to have friends if people think you're mean-spirited and hard to make a living in any capacity if people think you're lazy, unreliable, or dishonest.
Our reputation is a tool, then—not, hopefully, for creating or maintaining our self-esteem but for practical navigation through daily life, a good one smoothing out the journey somewhat, a bad one causing doors to slam in our face and testing our confidence in ourselves."
My take:
Service to others
Kindness to others
Loving others
Being someone who others can count on
Sharing your gifts and purpose with the world
all of these are 
secrets to getting and keeping
a good reputation!

Patti Friday: Author | Illustrator | Wellness Community Member | Reporting from inside 'The Art Dept.' at the international 'Embassy of Ideas'

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