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Day #5 of ‘Fame Week’ at The Napkin Dad Daily
What are you famous for? Fame at the average person’s level is fame among family, friends, co-workers. If those who know you were asked ‘what is ‘your name here’ famous for?’ What do you think they would say? At work, are you famous for your patience? Are you well-known for your sales ability? Is your reputation all about you being able to get things done fast?
What are you known for is your fame.
Another way of looking at this is ‘what is your brand?’ Your personal brand identity is really nothing more than your reputation. The key of course is that once you have built your identity and have a reputation for something, to not lose it. You see it all the time in businesses and personal lives. People say they are intellectual because they read deep books in college, but that was 25 years ago and they haven’t explored things intellectually since. The restaurant that has the great reputation, but now is mediocre and uncaring about the product.
Make sure you are being who you said you were years ago. Make sure you maintain your brand, your identity, otherwise it will catch up to you while you are sleeping.
Drawing and commentary by Marty Coleman of The Napkin Dad Daily
Quote by James Howell, 1594-1666, British historian and writer