How Much is a Good Name Worth?

Aaron McHugh

Photo by yardenxanthe (creative commons)

There is an ancient saying; a good name is more desirable than great riches.

A good name is portable. 

A good name precedes you.

A good name takes years and years of consistency to build.

You cannot buy a good name.

But you can be paid well because of your good name.

A lifetime commitment to building a good name is the same as dollar cost averaging in investing.

Over time, you will win.

Your mom was right when she taught you.

Tell the truth, even when it hurts.

Be on time.

Smile.

Be kind to everyone.

Listen with your ears, not your mouth.

And the wealth of your life will exceed your expectations. 

To be esteemed is better than silver or gold. 

  • Thanks for the reminder Aaron. Too often we (I) can get overwhelmed trying to do the right thing and be tempted to take short cuts … bottom line? Don’t do it! As you so rightly pointed out “A good name takes years and years of consistency to build” … and only moments to lose it …

    Stay strong my friend,
    Mark

  • aarondmchugh

    Thanks Mark. Really appreciate your words. Slow and steady right? Year after year.