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Your Public Image

“Associate yourself with men of good quality,

if you esteem your reputation;

for it is better to be alone

 than in bad company.”

George Washington, 1st US President



As I see it. . . . . . . .

Your public Image


We will be known by the company we keep and the company you keep with be a reflection of your public image.


People will see us as a mirror image of the company we keep and they will judge us by those associations. Based on your public image people will make a decision if they want to be associated with you or do business with you.


Many times those decisions are made with out our input; they are making the decision based on your public image.


How people see you either will either become the calling card that opens the doors to greater success. Or your public image will become an obstacle in blocking relationships and in doing business with a person. 


Pick your associations with care as people will judge you by the company we keep.  Let the people that you associate with be a reflection of your personal values and the type of person that you want to be.


Associate with people that will bring out the best in you and will stretch you to become the best that you can be.


To protect your public image and your reputation it’s far better to stand alone then to be in bad company. In time we will be known by the company we keep.


©2011 Lou Ludwig, Sales and Management Consultant, Success Coach, Speaker, Trainer and Author







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Carol Zingone
Berkshire Hathaway Home Services Florida Network Realty - Jacksonville Beach, FL
Global Realtor in Jax Beach, FL - ABR, CRS, CIPS

Lou - good solid advice. Too many times we may be deluded into believing people don't notice or won't care about the company we keep.

Jul 30, 2011 10:47 AM #1
Rachel Rabinowitz
Guerilla Realty - Baltimore, MD
The Baltimore Realtor

Well said, and since the company we keep includes our colleagues on activerain, I am pleased to find professionals like yourself contributing to this community.

Jul 30, 2011 10:48 AM #2
Hannah Williams
Re/Max Eastern inc. - Philadelphia, PA
Expertise in NE Philadelphia & Bucks County

Lou ..What a wonderful quote to start the weekend with


Jul 30, 2011 10:48 AM #3
Teral McDowell
Murphy, TX

My mom always said "birds of a feather stick together." Good quote and great advise.


Jul 30, 2011 10:52 AM #4
Sherri Wellborn
Reliant Realty, Murfreesboro - Murfreesboro, TN
Murfreesboro TN Homes & Real Estate

Lou you write the most inspiring thought provoking posts!  It's better to stand alone than to be in bad company!  What a great line to remember!  Thanks again for always writing great blogs!  

Jul 30, 2011 10:56 AM #5
Nor Yeretsian
Envoy Capitol Realty Inc. - Toronto, ON
Envoy Capitol Realty Inc., Brokerage Toronto

Another great quote Lou.

It is better to be alone, than in bad company of men.



Jul 30, 2011 11:00 AM #6
Eric Crane -- Your Full Service, Discount Fee Realtor®
DPR Realty LLC - Gilbert, AZ
Greater Metro Phoenix Arizona

Better to stand alone than be in bad company -- that is a good message for the teens in the house!  Have a great weekend, Eric

Jul 30, 2011 11:40 AM #7
Shannon Coe
Allison James Estates and Homes - Loomis, CA
916-741-1664, Lincoln, Rocklin, Loomis, Roseville

This is a good one to tell my kids!

Jul 30, 2011 12:06 PM #8
Gary L. Waters, Broker Owner, Waters Realty of Brevard, LLC
Waters Realty of Brevard, LLC - Melbourne, FL
Customer Focused, Results Driven Service!

Great advice for us all. Many parents have said that to their children over the years!

Jul 30, 2011 12:06 PM #9
Michele Miller ~ REALTOR®, LMC, HSE, CHS
Keller Williams Greater Worcester - Worcester, MA
"Your Full Service Professionals"


Something my Dad always instilled in me.

Thanks for your post.

Enjoy your weekend!

Jul 30, 2011 12:17 PM #10
Cathy Bureau - Alamo Heights, TX
Your Personal Real Estate Concierge

This is great advice Lou, thank you for sharing. I love the George Washington quote!


Thinking of you in Costa Rica!

Jul 30, 2011 06:52 PM #11
Richard Iarossi
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage - Crofton, MD
Crofton MD Real Estate, Annapolis MD Real Estate


Great quote. This is especially true in the real estate business.


Jul 30, 2011 10:35 PM #12
Praful Thakkar
Keller Williams Realty - Andover, MA
Andover, MA: Andover Luxury Homes For Sale

Greate quote, Lou - we will be known by the company we keep....

Jul 30, 2011 10:52 PM #13
Bryan Robertson
Catarra Real Estate, Inc - Los Altos, CA
Broker, Author, Speaker

This was one of the key rules I learned when I was in management.  I surrounded myself with experts in their various subjects and made sure I let them do their jobs.  The more top people I'm around, the better I look.

Jul 31, 2011 12:05 AM #14
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