Don’t just talk

You vocally commit. You make a promise. Do you follow through?

Most people don't. Instead, excuses manifest.

If your goal is to build a superior reputation, use this to your advantage. Set yourself apart from the crowd by consistently taking action.

What does this look like in a real-world context?

Publish your post when you say you are going to.

Finish editing your podcast when you say you are going to.

Follow up with recipients when you say you are going to.

Help a peer finish a project when you say you are going to.

Revise the marketing copy when you say you are going to.

Send your cold outreach email when you say you are going to.

Implement new operations when you say you are going to.

Always hold yourself accountable.

Anyone can vocally commit. But the ability to follow through with commitments by taking action separates you. It establishes you as a person that people can count on.

Why is this important?

If you're in the early stages of your career, reputation is everything. Establishing yourself as the "go-to" is paramount. Hiring managers want to disperse their responsibilites onto others. However, they must place trust in others to get the job done right, and on time.

If you are trustworthy, more opportunities will come your way. The more opportunities you have, the faster you can grow and progress in your career.

Conclusion?

Don't just talk. Do.

Actions speak louder than words.