So.. What is a reputation anyway?
A reputation is the result of a combination of your personality and work-ethic. Why? Well, look at this chart I made:
When is a reputation build?
From day 1. Yes, first impressions do count.
Imagine you are starting selection in that tier one unit you have been dreaming of joining all your semi-adult life.. now, that chance has finally arrived. You better make damn sure you show up one fucking hour early.. Because from now on everything you do is put under a magnifying glass, and they will test you, to see if this is the real you, or that you are faking this.. If you are.. you will probably not make it.
You made it
Well, at least you made it through selection and all the training that followed. Time to rest and take it easy, right? No way. Next phase, proving you are worthy of being a real team member. And again the same chart applies here, and much more.
In my old unit we were lucky to train and work as one team for longer periods. This of course makes that the group dynamics had been set solid, and everybody knew everybody inside out, that means we also knew who did come late or was more quiet. But from day one we made sure we had a good and open way of communicating, always. Like Jack Donovan says:
Brothers judge you to your face, in the here and now..
And that is exactly what we did from day one, with one goal in mind: WINNING, ALWAYS
Winning within the teams, the squadron, the unit, the world. It was just like that.
Aim to be number 1, in everything. If your Commander or employer has to consider a team for anything, you want him to think of you first!
- Train hard
- Work hard
- Party hard
Benefits in the long run?
Yes, of course. People will remember you.
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