Your value is in the eyes of the beholder
This is probably one of the most important headlines of all my blogs since you will not be successful unless it is valued by others. Your professional reputation is not what you say about yourself – it’s how your talents, strengths, results and unique qualities are perceived by others. If you are not 100 percent convinced about every part of your professional reputation, how can you persuade others?
Most people that we meet today agree upon the crucial value of their professional reputation, but very few are aware of what it looks like and trying to figure it all out on your own is close to impossible Yet, as consultants, entrepreneurs or leaders the greatest challenge is to communicate their value, not only to customers, but also vendors, partners, investors or their own teams.
In today’s market you can’t afford not to take every possibility to find the things that is unique and give you competitive advantages. Today clients won’t tell you when they have lost their trust, they will just stop coming to you.