Let’s Talk About Reputation

proverbs-221“It takes 20 years to build a reputation and five minutes to ruin it. If you think about that, you’ll do things differently” – Warren Buffet

One way to go viral and get publicity nowadays is to follow one of the Kardashian’s strategies. Get people to talk about you, including your haters. It works all the time, because both your haters and fans would be keeping up with you. What is he or she going to do today? What is this person up to nowadays? Some people will hate but they will still want to know what’s up with their competitors? That basically means more views and publicity for you. And who knows, after that they may start buying your products from you; they may hate you but they like your game, or what you ride, or wear, and so on.

Another strategy you can use to go viral and get more publicity is to follow one of Beyonce Knowles’s strategies, which is basically to stand out from your competitors. Become unique, work hard, and let your work, products, services, or contents do the work for you by going viral and gain popularity in the marketplace. I was able to attend one of Beyoncé’s concerts once. I think it was when she was touring for her first solo album. It was nice, because Jay Z was there, Buster Rhymes was also there, and they both performed their hit songs that day. This was before I became a born-again Christian. I really wanted to see Beyonce performing on stage, and I got an opportunity to do so.

Technically, a lot of people started underground until they became public figures. Some people before they became popular in public, they were undegrounders. They started doing the things they are doing right now many years ago before they went viral in public after they got discovered or exposed themselves to much bigger platforms. At some point in your life you have to come out from hiding. Because you may have so much potential, and have so much to offer to the world; someone may need your expertise, or your awesomeness, and so forth. In the Bible in the book of Matthew chapter 5 verse 14 and 15, Jesus said, “A town built on a hill cannot be hidden. Neither do people light a lamp and put it under a bowl. Instead they put it on its stand, and it gives light to everyone in the house.” Continue reading “Let’s Talk About Reputation”