Monday, April 14, 2008

Make a name for yourself

No matter what you do, you are going to represent someone or something.

If you are fortunate, your represent yourself (in simplest terms) in a positive way. I have a buddy, Scott Hanselman, that is thought of highly in most everything he does. He is a very upbeat, happy- go-lucky, intelligent guy. He is looked to as the guy who either knows or can find out anything. If he cannot, there probably is not an solution.

My wife, Yvonne, is looked at with great envy and amazement. She is a cancer-survivor that has such a lust for life. People wonder how she can have such a positive outlook on life after being struck with such a challenge. Her extended family thinks she is all that and a bag of chips.

Most people work for a company that is not their company. When they go out on business for that company, they still represent that company. They are a face to an otherwise unknown identity. When you make a favorable impression on the customers, you are not only making a name for the company, but also making a name for yourself. Remember, nonetheless, you still represent your company.

To a non-believer, you are the closest representation of God that they are going to see. The way you act, speak and live your life should all be done in the name of God. Everything you do, you do in the name of God. When you represent God in a favorable light, you also represent yourself in a favorable light.

Make someone's day and perform a random act of kindness. When you do a random act of kindness, you make a good name for yourself.

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