Draw on previous experiences & lessons learned.
Ability to utilize available resources & exhaust every option to proactively mitigate risk.
Decisions are made with best interest of the client as the priority; always executing from their perspective.
The beauty of life is always found in the details, but just because it looks good on the outside, doesn't mean its good for you on the inside. You always have to check what's underneath the surface before jumping all the way in. Like it or not, we're all judged by the decisions that we make.
Reputations are quite the enigma to manage, especially considering the one who holds it, actually has very little control over it. They're in fact very complex & aren't always established the way we initially perceive, or intend them to be.
We're all familiar with the relationship between trust & reputation; how they're both gained in drops, little by little over time, but can be lost in buckets in an instant, with one catastrophic mistake as the catalyst. Judgement, credibility, & influence can all be compromised with one wrong move if your strategy is not executed correctly.
Not just how we chose our social relationships & business colleagues, but how we select our clients & targeted affiliations within our businesses as well.
You must remain mindful of perspective, and how it influences our actions. Our behavior, the behaviors of those around us, & the behaviors of those we choose to "do business" with, are directly correlated with the potential that we possess & the opportunities that we may be able to either seize, or ignore; in the future.
Life isn't a sprint, it's a marathon; & we're always careful with who we chose to allow into our sacred circle of trust. We chose our friends based on trust, loyalty and integrity; so why wouldn't we behave in business the same way?