Your Reputation Is Everything

Your reputation is very important for a lot of reasons. People like to be around those that they can trust and that they enjoy being around. This holds true in social settings as well as business settings. A great reputation is built on trust, integrity, honesty and sincerity. This means on every level of interaction that you have with a family member, friend, coworker or customer your reputation is on the line.

“It takes many good deeds to build a good reputation,
and only one bad one to lose it.”
– Benjamin Franklin

It doesn’t matter what you do in life, it’s important to take a minute and reflect upon your reputation and how it affects those around you – in the workplace and as an individual. Here are a few simple guidelines that can help you.

Be the best that you can be: It is important that everything you do is done with the best intentions and to the best of your abilities. To do this, it is good to establish core values and a clear vision for yourself and those around you. By aiming high, and always doing your best, the integrity of your service, and the sincerity of your actions will be recognized and respected by your family, your coworkers, and your customers for the long term. Don’t be afraid to admit when you messed up and make it right: This is something that we all learn at an early age. If we make a mistake, it’s best to admit the error and learn from it! In the workplace, a coworker, boss, or a customer will be more apt to respect your honesty and continue the working relationship with you when you acknowledge that you did not deliver as promised. This honesty will most likely generate future business relationships as long as it does not happen over and over again!

Put your customer’s satisfaction first: A company that provides GREAT customer service stands out above the rest. One must never forget that the customer is the reason that all of us are in business. Take the time, every day, to remind yourself and your coworkers, as to the importance of providing the very best customer service – one customer at a time.

A good reputation is one of the most valuable assets your company can have. It is also one of the easiest assets to lose and the hardest to recover. Follow these simple guidelines, and you will find yourself standing out in the crowd and sought after by your customers, and potential customers on the horizon!