Put your Reputation on the Line

It’s a bit like telling all your family and friends when you’re starting a diet or quitting smoking. Your reputation is on the line. Powerful incentive for task completion!

We all know how easy it is to put off things that are a little risky.

What if something comes up and we’re not ready?

Something will always come up if we start out with that possibility in mind. We’re busy – we lose focus. Opportunity knocks every day for entrepreneurs, and we’re right there to open the door.

One way to get motivated is to create a deadline – one that other people know about. As professionals and small business owners, our reputation is of the utmost importance to our continued success.

Put your reputation on the line and you will get things done. And that should grow your reputation more.

originally published in Work Better, Not Harder newsletter Mar-12-14

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